Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Tyranny of the Minority

The old expression that the “squeaky wheel gets the most grease”, certainly applies to what is going on in our country today. The phrase “tyranny of the majority” was used by one of our founders, John Adams, explaining that the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by the majorities. Our laws are generally made to protect the rights of the individual (the smallest minority) from oppressive acts by the majority.

But today, we have a phenomenon that could rightly be called the “tyranny of the minority”. With proliferation of the term “political correctness”, small, vocal segments of our population have cowered a good portion of the majority from acting in a way that goes against the prevailing opinion of the majority. Areas where this vocal, and sometimes militant “minority” has used intimidation are in the areas of gay marriage and global warming (a/k/a man-made climate change).

The gay and lesbian community, which represents about 3% of the population, has been very aggressive in promoting the idea of legalizing same-sex marriage in trying to get our laws changed to have the federal and state governments accept gay marriage as the norm. If by chance you disagree with the gay position of marriage, all hell comes down upon the person (s) who advocates that marriage should be between one man and one woman (traditional marriage). With the help of the media, academia, and some feckless liberal politicians, the militant gay community has used coercive tactics against those who disagree with them. Calls for firings and boycotts , for those who are against gay marriage, are means by which the gay community uses to quell dissent. It seems that those who constantly preach for tolerance for themselves, are the same people who are very intolerant of people who believe in traditional marriage and think the marriage laws should not be changed. According to them, there is no place for dissent, and it seems that the “minority” is winning the battle through intimidation and a sympathetic court system made up of mostly liberal progressive judges.

Another area where the “minority” seems to have used intimidation and false facts for their cause is in the area of “global warming” (a/k/a climate change). Ever since Al Gore jumped on the bandwagon in the 1990's, the environmentalists (sometimes referred to as wacko's) have intimidated the news media, academics, and mostly liberal politicians, that we are facing a period of climate “doom and gloom”, whereby even some of our elected officials and bureaucrats have claimed that “man-made climate change” is the major threat to western civilization, even more devastating than than the threat from militant Islam. Some of the “climate change experts” say that it is “settled science”, case closed , and that man-made global warming is, in fact, a real and ominous threat to all of civilization. Wait, not so fast, it is not settled science.

Of course we have climate change, and it has been occurring since the dawn of time, and back in those days, we weren't using fossil fuels. Some very knowledgeable scientists and climatologists , such as Dr. Richard Lindzen of M.I.T., Dr. Timothy Ball of the University of Winnipeg, and the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, dispute this theory of man-made climate change and claim that the proponents are using “smoke and mirrors” to promote this flawed theory of man-made global warming to mainly enrich themselves by getting massive amounts of government and foundation money grants to justify their erroneous theory. They mock the people who challenge them and call them “deniers” and they look upon them as creatures from outer space, but most people, the majority, don't buy into the “doom and gloom” scenario, but many countries have bought into it and have spent a lot of money foolishly trying to control Mother Nature, which is an exercise in futility.

So, to make a long story short, instead of the majority imposing their will on the public, we see a militant group of agenda-driven people (the minority) imposing their views and thoughts on the rest of us, that's what I call the “tyranny of the minority”.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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George Giftos said...

This happens when some facets of media get control by unscrupulous nabobs and the LGBT. My article, "The First Amendment Flaws," in the Canadian Free Press explains why the first amendment needs to be honed, to weed out the abusers of our freedoms.

Philip Farese said...

Can you imagine that our "Liar in Chief" has said that man-made global climate change is the greatest threat to our national security? Now you know why our foreign policy is so screwed up and in shambles. He is letting his misguided ideology trump common sense, but being the narcissist that he is, he thinks he is being profound, but in reality he is an ass. I just hope we can survive the next year and a half of this incompetent leader.