One adult/one vote is of course a democratic principle. Shocking as it may seem, this principle implies that contradictory opinions are politically equal—in principle! The consequences are enormous.
Because democracy is very much based on the rule of quantified opinion, it is not necessary to examine an opinion’s validity but only the number of those who express that opinion. Nor is it necessary to examine whether an individual’s opinion is the result of reflection or of impulse, an abiding conviction or a passing fancy. Thus, » Continue reading “Democracy and Moral Equivalence”