America functions with a careful balance on a couple of ideas. One is majority rule. The other is checks/balances on power. Controls are in place specifically to prevent oppression of minority groups. Always get suspicious when you hear someone complain about "the will of the majority" being thwarted. Does such a majority know what it's like to be on the other side? I don't believe we've advanced as far in race relations as some Americans might suggest.
Different Drummer: Carlton Douglas Ridenhour