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 Are rights subject to opinion polls? 
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Are Constitutional Rights Subject to Poll Results?

A recent online survey conducted last month by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center in Portland revealed “nearly 60% favored stricter federal gun regulations, and 56% said the same about the state’s regulations.”

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They are called American Communist and need to be treated as such.

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:44 am
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Simple answer, no. If 51% of Americans wanted to reinstate slavery would we?

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:21 am
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Constitution > polls. You don't get to vote on certain things, either through initiatives or via your elected officials.

Direct democracies have a history of failure even worse than communism. Once 51% realize they can vote away the rights and wealth of the 49%, it all falls apart.

No, Switzerland doesn't have a pure direct democracy, but it's the closest thing we have today. They also have a very strong sense of national identity and a single culture. Their model would be a disaster here or in any other country where voting blocks have been set up purely on the basis of race, ethnicity, or creed. The left wants a national initiative process because it gets around the Electoral College and the Senate, both of which are naturally biased against simple head count.

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