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Posted by on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:40am.

The principle of self-government emphasizes majority rule whereas the principle of liberty emphasizes individual rights. These principles
a. are universal and are the foundation of all legitimate governments.
b. have no real meaning in practice.
c. have the same meaning for all Americans.
d. are not fully consistent with each other.
e. are not expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

I think it's A. correct me if i'm wrong please

  • Politcal Science - , Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:47am

    A. can't be right. Think of China, Cuba, Vietnam, Congo, Iraq, etc. that do not have majority-rule governments.

    Can you think of instances in which individual rights clash with the principle of majority rule?

  • Politcal Science - , Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 3:01pm

    Then I think the answer is C
    cuz others don't make sense.

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