View Poll Results: Does the right care enough for minorities and their rights?

Voters
88. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    38 43.18%
  • No

    23 26.14%
  • other

    4 4.55%
  • I'm getting sick of BCR.

    23 26.14%
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 54

Thread: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

  1. #1
    Advisor BCR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Last Seen
    12-06-13 @ 04:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    598

    Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Here is a typical scenario I have seen on DP a lot lately. Let's use gay marriage.

    "The Judge was right to declare this law unconstitutional"

    some conservative's response

    "But 7 million people voted for it!!! Way to go judge just disregarding what the people want"

    This could be interchanged with the whole mosque ordeal also, I've seen people say "but 60% of NYers are against it."

    I'm just curious as to where this logic comes from? I thought it was Majority rules, Minority rights..Not Majority rules, majority tells minority's how to live there life.

    One theory I could see as reasonable, the Republican party is off base with many minorities and surely that has cost them in numerous elections so over time a generally bad taste has formed within the Republican party regarding minorities. Might as well turn my flame shield on now though
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

  2. #2
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,272
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Does this thread seek to generalize a large group of people? I vote yes.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  3. #3
    Sage
    Barbbtx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    W'Ford TX
    Last Seen
    11-10-12 @ 08:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,467

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    If 70% are against something the Rep. must side with the 30% because they are the minority. Otherwise, they are not doing enough for minorities. Got it.

  4. #4
    Advisor BCR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Last Seen
    12-06-13 @ 04:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    598

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    If 70% are against something the Rep. must side with the 30% because they are the minority. Otherwise, they are not doing enough for minorities. Got it.
    no, but as I said they must if agreeing with the majority violates the minorites rights.
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

  5. #5
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    The bracket of "minorities" doesn't factor to mind when I think "gay rights"

    Rights are rights . . . which are not dependent on your sheer % of the populous.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  6. #6
    Educator Jucon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    USA
    Last Seen
    04-22-14 @ 07:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    787

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    No. I hate getting these polls shoved in my face saying "see? You're the minority in this country so you're wrong". I'm more generally directing this at right leaning politicians and talk show hosts... most of the members here are more respectful.
    Last edited by Jucon; 08-20-10 at 06:00 PM.
    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." óJohn Adams

  7. #7
    Professor

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Last Seen
    05-30-11 @ 07:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,236

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    80 percent of the people should really vote Democrat because it's the peoples party, but unfortunately they are also susceptible to fast talking Republicans, and their media aiders and abettors, who over exaggerate benign situations into major threats.

    ricksfolly

  8. #8
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:10 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,076

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    the right absolutely does care 'enough' for minorities; because it is extending the exact same amount of care power and respect to each individual irregardless of whether they are in the majority or not. that's the beauty of the vote.

    as for telling you that 'you're wrong because your in the minority'; obviously that's not true. your belief on whether or not the ability to have everyone else collectively issue you a marriage certificate is your own. you could be right or wrong who knows? certainly i believe things that the majority does not - that doesn't make me right, it makes me in the minority.

    however, you are wrong to attempt to force everyone else to accept your control of them without their consent. that is beyond your authority, as someone who is the coequal of everyone in the majority.

  9. #9
    Sporadic insanity normal.


    The Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,736

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    It depends how you define "right". I'm assuming you refer to the right side of the political spectrum in the USA, those individuals who are labeled or self-label themselves "conservatives", and like terms.

    It depends on how you define "care for the minority". Do you mean "’hold everyone equal’, thus caring for all, including ‘the minority’?”, or "hold 'the minority' as somehow more deserving of help because they are 'the minority'?"

    I think of myself as somewhat conservative, somewhat liberal, somewhat libertarian…Probably a few others in there.

    And I prefer the notion that everyone should start on an equal footing...Where they go from there is up to them, within the strictures of the rules.

    Such will never truly happen, as there are always going to be bigoted persons out there, but the varied systems they work within should be designed to prevent the majority of actions they could take on those opinions, without to greatly restricting things.
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  10. #10
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,857
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Does the right (generally speaking) care for the minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Here is a typical scenario I have seen on DP a lot lately. Let's use gay marriage.

    "The Judge was right to declare this law unconstitutional"

    some conservative's response

    "But 7 million people voted for it!!! Way to go judge just disregarding what the people want"

    This could be interchanged with the whole mosque ordeal also, I've seen people say "but 60% of NYers are against it."

    I'm just curious as to where this logic comes from? I thought it was Majority rules, Minority rights..Not Majority rules, majority tells minority's how to live there life.

    One theory I could see as reasonable, the Republican party is off base with many minorities and surely that has cost them in numerous elections so over time a generally bad taste has formed within the Republican party regarding minorities. Might as well turn my flame shield on now though
    At this point in time I would have to say that neither the right nor the left care about minorities. They just care about being re-elected.

    I seriously hope that in this election people do not vote "republican" or "democrat". Get more independant people in there. This two party ruling elite is starting to piss me off. Wait...scratch that they pissed me off a long time ago.

    As for the GM and mosque thing what those that say "but the majority voted for it!"...they just do not understand what our forefathers tried to do via our Constitution and Bill of Rights is to limit government AND the majority. In otherwords they were more concerned about individual rights and not majority rule. IE they cared about the minority. (or they are just purposely ignoring it in favor of being self-centered pricks)

    They understood what it was like to be the minority and not be heard. Which is why we had the American Revolution.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •