Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This is a frustrated opinion.
In the USA we vote. I am here to SAY you do not always get the ones you want, they may be others of opposing opinions. If your guy/gal doesn't get elected, you WILL LIVE BY THE DECISIONS OF PEOPLE YOU DID NOT WANT Elected, but we in the USA have learned the Majority Rule, rule.
Definition of The Vote:
The collective opinion of a body of persons.
Voting then means The Majority Rules: A political principle providing that a majority usually constituted by fifty percent plus one of an organized group will have the power to make decisions binding upon the whole.
That worked well for a long time until we realized it wasn’t always fair. That is where the rub came in, who decided what was fair? The Majority.
There were limits. In School the majority did not rule, the minority did, the teachers and principal did the ruling. But that rule was set up by the majority, knowing that a child from 5-18 really MUST follow some rules.
Remember in games people were chosen. The guy/gal left out had to learn to deal with it. If the school grades did not come up to standards, the student must try again. AT one time one had to study hard to pass or have tutorial help, but a standard must be met.
Then a minority opinion (backed by a learned study?) decided that we should not hurt anyone’s feelings by holding them back, they must be promoted. That resulted in delaying that ‘HURT’ until the student was graduated WITHOUT an education.
Then He or she would learn their short comings from an employer, “I’m sorry, your ability just won’t cut it with us here at ACME, try somewhere else.”
Our country has become so political correct that now, to keep from hurting someone’s feelings, we must allow the tail to wag the dog. The Minority rules in many cases. A minority should not be degraded or punished, but neither should they be in charge to make the decisions.
By lowering standards we get HS and even College grads who cannot read or write above a 3rd grade level. WE also get less Scientist Level students because they were not challenged.
People should be challenged during those ‘formative or learning’ years not ignored or placated.
Just another opinion. ;-)
PS: When I was a builder (and after a destructive tornado had struck) we had a minority opinion in our neighboring county that was going to require builders to build TORNADO PROOF buildings. Thank goodness common sense and a majority ruled, after it was pointed out: then from now on all buildings must be underground.
1951 Henry J above and the 1952 below