The Tyranny of the Minority

Kelly Scaletta
3 min readOct 21, 2020

For various reasons, some good and some not so good, the founding fathers came up with a document that would protect us from the “tyranny of the majority.”

The main drive was the concern that if the majority had absolute rule it would govern in its own self-interest and not in the national interest.

But what we have now is the opposite: the tyranny of the minority with he minority ruling in its own interest and at the expense of the rest of the country.

The Republican party is the minority

In terms of votes received, the Democrats have a 54–46% advantage in the House of Representatives, a 55–45% advantage in the Senate, and a 48–46% advantage in the White House.

The last time a Republican won the White House with the popular vote in his first term was 1988.

In spite of that, the Republicans hold the Senate, the White House, and soon will have sat 6-of-9 Supreme Court Justices.

In terms of policy, Democrats enjoy a massive advantage on most key issues.

The minority is tyrannical

Meanwhile, the Republicans are opposing all of these things. They’re blocking gun reform, suing to overturn the Affordable Care Act, criminalizing asylum, passing tax bills that overwhelmingly help the wealthy, won’t even consider raising the minimum wage, insisting that police violence is not an issue, denying systemic racism even exists, and trying to jam through Supreme Court Justice who will ensure that Roe and Oberkfell are…

Kelly Scaletta

I write for several outlets as an NBA analyst, including Bleacher Report, FanRag, Dime, BBallBreadown and RealBallInsiders. My political views are my own.