Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What are sheeple?

Here's the lede in the article Herding the Sheeple, Voting on Justice on the terrific new site, Atlantic Free Press:

“Let’s vote on it.” To most people that sounds like the ideal way to solve any issue. But it can also be one of the most dangerous.

In 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Loving v. Virginia was a landmark civil rights decision. But a 1968 Gallup poll documented that 72 percent of Americans opposed interracial marriage. Had America voted on the issue in 1968, civil rights would undoubtedly have been defeated.

Let the people vote is, of course, Michele Bachmann's siren song on the gay marriage ban amendment.


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