Post a reply to at least one other student's initial posting. The reply should also be an in-depth (approx. 200 words) response and analysis of the other student's post and more than just an "I agree" or "Good Job!" posting.
Here is an example, the response should have a list 200 words,
In today’s society personal freedoms versus majority rule is even more confusing than ever. As a social group we like to use majority rule to give us freedom. Majority rule is no more free then minority rule without putting limits on the people to protect individual freedoms. The balance between personal freedoms and society’s needs is the most important part of a free society. The constitution needed the bill of rights to protect personal freedoms from the will of the people. Theses personal freedoms should be automatic in a free society, but the basic need of any social group is to remove deviant behavior to facilitate a smooth living environment. Democracy is allowing the social group to survive and address its needs by using majority rule. Democracy does not protect the individual from the majority interfering with their rights. Liberty is the rights of each individual to act in a way that is comfortable for them. The patriot act is a perfect example of democracy being more important than liberty to protect our citizens. We must be ever vigilant that we do not allow fear to remove our commitment to the individual rights which is liberty. The only way to insure true freedom is to remember each of our personal rights cannot infringe on other peoples personal rights. Our society has many laws to protect personal rights the most recent example is the right to marry anyone without having to follow what is coincided by the majority to be normal. Another reason to interfere with liberty is demonstrated by the affordable care act, many people consider forcing people to have medical insurance is a violation of our liberty; but would it be an infringement on the rest of society’s rights when the individual gets sick and we have to pay for him. The real difference between democracy and liberty is democracy protects the rights of the majority whereas liberty is the rights of the individual.