Constitutional Sheriffs & Majority Rules
I'd been hearing about the Constitutional Sheriffs holding events around the state. They had one in Del Norte County not long ago. I believe the Sheriffs of Mendocino, Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties attended. I wondered about our very own Mike Downey. Why wasn't he there? Wouldn't he be in such an organization?
It appears so. This Reason magazine article lists 90 or so Constitutional Sheriffs. Mike Downey is among them, as are all the Sheriffs of far Northern California counties. Way to go, Mike!
He refers to a college class he spoke to about ten years ago where he brought up the concept of majority rule. About half the class seemed to think the majority should be able to pretty much rule without regard to the rights of the minority (my interpretation). I'd be willing to bet things have gotten worse over these last ten years with even more students feeling that way.