Tens of thousands of people have protested the recent election of Donald Trump for President of the United States. While I can say with one hundred percent certainty I don't want Trump in that office either, I can also say with one hundred percent certainty that protesting this way isn't going to help us out all that much.
The election was last week and still protests are happening across the country. In Portland, they got pretty heated. Yet now we're finding out that only One-Third of protesters that were arrested actually bothered to vote. On top of that, the demands that they're making are based on a lack of respect for what a Republic(or even a Democracy that they champion) really is. Just because you lose the majority vote, does not mean you get to disrupt society over it.
Protesters would do well to take note of the sense of injustice that they feel right now, because it's exactly the kind of thing our founding fathers were trying to avoid. Our Republic was designed to give people unalienable rights. Yet lately, the Constitution hasn't really meant much to lawmakers anyway. So can we honestly say that we have a Republic anymore? Or do we have more of a true Democracy in America?
The difference between the two is a Republic is limited by it's founding Constitution or Bill Of Rights. Documents that detail laws that cannot be broken, even by the government itself. So if that's the case, and not even Government is adhering to the Constitution, then what do we have? Well, something Libertarians have been saying for years "The Tyranny of the Majority".Read More