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Josh

Interesting post, though I have to say I don't agree with it. The Senate is supposed to be a deliberative body, removed from fickle demagoguery. That doesn't make it less democratic. On the contrary, it makes it more democratic, for what distinguishes democracy from mob rule is structural protection of the rights of minorities: small ethnic groups, small cultural niches, and yes even small states.

Steve Shiffrin

Thanks Josh, but the record on
minorities is not good. The Southern Democrats put roadblocks in
the path of racial equality for decades. And now the Southern
Republicans have taken their place. I do not see protectin these
states as an advantage.
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Interesting post, though I have to say I
dont agree with it. The Senate is
supposed to be a deliberative body,
removed from fickle demagoguery. That
doesnt make it less democratic. On the
contrary, it makes it more democratic,
for what distinguishes democracy from
mob rule is structural protection of the
rights of minorities: small ethnic
groups, small cultural niches, and yes
even small states.

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