Rights vs. Mob Rule: Do You Need to Be in the Majority to have Rights?

 

Do Right only apply to the majority?
Do Right only apply to the majority?
Student of the Gun
Student of the Gun

Biloxi, Mississippi (Ammoland)  THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered

That quote from Thomas Paine was originally delivered to an audience of American patriots on December 23, 1776. I might remind you that December of 1776 was not a happy time for the American Revolution. Washington’s Army had narrowly escaped total destruction not once, but twice, during the Battles of New York (Long Island) and White Plains.

The fervor over the attacks at Lexington and Concord and the elation felt after the British troops were driven out of Boston had begun to fade. December of 1776 was a time of great trepidation for those who supported independence from England and a country called the United States of America.  In other words, it was not cool or hip to be a revolutionary. Quite the opposite, to many on the outside looking in it appeared as though the upstarts and rebels living in the British Colonies of the Americas would soon be brought to heel.

In the centuries that followed that bold speech, Paine’s quote has been referred to often by those whose desire is to inspire their fellow Americans. But what was Thomas Paine trying to tell the Americans at that time and offer to their posterity?

Using modern vernacular, Tom Paine was saying that it is easy to be a patriot when it is cool or popular to be so. When the majority or the mob seems to be supporting this cause or that, it is easy to join along. Everyone wants to be a part of the popular crowd.

But, what happens when the cause celeb is no longer popular or when outside forces attack the ideas and purpose of your cause? What happens when the winds of popularity turn cold and you become uncomfortable?

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Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Seems the potheads using mob rule think flipping burgers and sweeping floors is worth $15 an hour . Well , welcome to the down fall of American business . Todays workers spend too much time on cell phones during work hours, no work ethics. I tried to find mechanics to start a business , useless people show up. I am better off a one man show than deal with todays workers that wanna collect a check for being on their personal cell phone.

HappyClinger
HappyClinger
5 years ago

{cause célèbre}