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1 day ago  ::  Apr 25, 2015 - 12:18AM #561
El Cid
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Apr 13, 2015 -- 9:52AM, amcolph wrote:


Apr 12, 2015 -- 11:33PM, El Cid wrote:


 How can the government punish the bad and leave the good alone if it doesn't know what the good and bad are?




In a democratic society it can only do so to the extent that there is a majority agreement of the citizens as to what is good and what is bad.




So if the majority votes to exterminate conservative Christians, then that becomes a good thing? Remember something very similar happened in another democratic country to another minority about 75 years ago. So this is not something that I made up out of thin air.

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19 hours ago  ::  Apr 25, 2015 - 9:36AM #562
amcolph
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Apr 25, 2015 -- 12:18AM, El Cid wrote:


Apr 13, 2015 -- 9:52AM, amcolph wrote:


Apr 12, 2015 -- 11:33PM, El Cid wrote:


 How can the government punish the bad and leave the good alone if it doesn't know what the good and bad are?




In a democratic society it can only do so to the extent that there is a majority agreement of the citizens as to what is good and what is bad.




So if the majority votes to exterminate conservative Christians, then that becomes a good thing? Remember something very similar happened in another democratic country to another minority about 75 years ago. So this is not something that I made up out of thin air.




No, because we are not a pure democracy.  We are a constitutional republic.  The capriciousness of the majority is limited by the Constitution. It protects conservative Christians just as it protects me from people like you.

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