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ceasing to love and honor the lawgiver. The Americans entertain the same
opinion with respect to the majority. The moral power of the majority is founded
upon yet another principle, which is, that the interests of the many are to be
preferred to ...
TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY. How the principle of the sovereignty of the
people is to be understood.—Impossibility of conceiving a mixed government.—
The sovereign power must centre somewhere.—Precautions to be taken to
control its ...
constitutes the majority; if to the legislature, it represents the majority, and
implicitly obeys its instructions; if to the executive power, it is appointed by the
majority and remains a passive tool in its hands; the public troops consist of the
POWER EXERCISED BY THE MAJORITY IN AMERICA UPon op INION. o In
America, when the majority has once irrevocably decided a question, all
discussion ceases.—Reason of this.—Moral power exercised by the majority
257, he implies that there is no means of redress afforded even by the judiciary,
for a wrong committed by the majority. His error is, first, in supposing the jury to
constitute the judicial power; second, overlooking what he has himself elsewhere
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.