Friday, January 27, 2012

"WE don't put civil rights to a vote." Mayor Cory Booker of Newark NJ

Great response on the proposal to vote on equality in NJ.

 incidentally NJ Gov Christie thinks that if black civil rights had been put on the ballot, that would have worked just fine. "Segregation now, segregation forever...."? More here:
As James Madison put it in Federalist Paper 51: “It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. If a majority can be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.”

1 comment:

Paul (A.) said...

Would he call for a state referendum on the right of obese men to hold public office?