Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.— Fulton J. Sheen
Instructive Majority Vote quotations
Truth is not determined by a majority vote.
Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights.
Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote;
a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote;
a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Even before winning its majority, Harper's Republican-styl e Conservative party - well to the right Canada's traditional Progressive Conservative Party - managed to win minority governments with less than 40 per cent of the popular vote.
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.
What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it... which for the majority translates as 'Bread and Circuses'.
[We are] no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
If we don't hold fast to our moral principles, nobody's going to.
We don't have to have a majority, but once ten, fifteen, twenty million people start voting left, we'll scare the piss out of the Democrats, and they'll have to respond. But they're not going to respond to us until that happens.
If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees.
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority.
You can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Remember the vast majority of the Democrats as well as all the Republicans in the House of Representatives in Louisiana voted for my signature-piece of legislation in the house which was a bill, actually a bill for true civil rights. That there must be no discrimination against anyone on the basis of race in affirmative-action.
Divine Law is not subject nor affected by the majority vote of humanity
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.
The great majority of women are more intelligent, better educated, and far more moral than multitudes of men whose right to vote no man questions.
What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass;
it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.
The right to vote is a consequence, not a primary cause, of a free social system - and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny.
Thou shall not steal, even by majority vote.
No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
Don't make decisions by majority vote. The majority is almost always wrong.
The politics of envy is the politics of this commandment: "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote." It is the politics of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
There are no standards of taste in wine.
.. Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard.
There is little doubt that the majority of Mr.
Mills supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker.
One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.
I guess 35 years ago, I thought we had more of a democracy than we actually do.
Majority support doesn't help unless the majority is active and votes - but the opposition minority votes a much greater proportion, so we often lose by a narrow margin.
Decision by democratic majority vote is a fine form of government, but it's a stinking way to create.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.
The American people are going to judge the majority party here today.
If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country.
The Democrats were in the majority in the U.
S. Senate when we voted for the Iraq war and passed the U.S. Patriot Act. It's not enough to be in the majority, you have to stand for something.
A majority vote is not an epistemological validation of an idea.
Voting is merely a proper political device--within a strictly, constitutionall y delimited sphere of action--for choosing the practical means of implementing a society’s basic principles. But those principles are not determined by vote.
I think the Democrats are catering to them, but, you know, in the entire history of the United States of America, there has never been a judge who has been refused a vote when there was a majority of Senators willing to vote for his confirmation, never in history.