Not much. It is certainly much better than any form of minority rule, especially a dictatorship.
The thing that is wrong, however, is this: a majority opinion cannot be identified by a majority vote. It sounds paradoxical, but is nevertheless true. In many instances, a majority votes identifies, not the will of the people, and not even the will of the majority of the people, but only the will of he who wrote the question.Which perhaps explains why the majority vote was used by such notables as Napoleon, Lenin, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Duvalier, Pinochet, Mugabe, and Saddam Hussein. It has also been used by others far less malign, by politicians who like to control.
Last updated on September 19, 2008 by Deborda