Thursday, March 10, 2005

Tyranny of the minority...

Nine of 17 San Francisco Bay Area school district parcel tax measures were defeated in yesterday’s local elections. It took only 35.9 percent of the voters to defeated the tax in Sonoma County’s Twin Hills Union School District. Only 34.8 percent defeated Old Adobe Union’s measure. Forestville Union’s tax went down because 37.6 percent of the voters opposed it, and West Sonoma County Union’s was defeated by 35.2 percent of the voters. The percentage defeating the other five school tax measures in Gravenstein Union, Harmony Union, Oak Grove Union, Piner Union, and Milpitas Unified was 42.1, 38.4, 39.6, 43.5, and 40.2.

And you thought that democracy had something to do with “majority rule.” Funny that.


Blogger Edvardicus said...

Our form of democracy was designed to protect the minority from the "tyranny of the majority." The framers of the consititution didn't anticipate the tyranny of the minority. Seems like a tyrannical minority in Sonoma County wants to preserve the state of ignorance into which we have descended in this once great state. Frankly, have worked in Sonoma County for nigh on 20 years, this state of affairs doesn't surprise me.

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