History

"Blocking the Will of the Majority Is a Fundamental Feature of the U.S. Constitutional System"

I know this and you probably know this, but that's only because we had decent courses in American history, the kind of courses that seem to be disappearing from our schools.

We all benefit from the ability of a political minority to stifle the will of the majority. The U.S. Constitution restricts the power of the majority because an unchecked majority can be just as threatening to liberty and justice as a dictator or tyrannical oligarchy.