Let us promise each other that we will never support a coup or use of force against a democratically elected government

Majority rule is the best when it cares about minorities.

Let us promise each other that when we have majority, we rule with care about minorities.

Refusing to accept the rule of majority, use of force by minority, coup against democratically elected government leading to minority rule is classical tyranny, it is the worst that can happen.

Democratic majority rule that doesn’t care about minorities is not stable. It is a recipe for disaster. It may lead to revolt of minority and an unstable lose-lose situation. However, history has shown that military juntas kill about 1000 to 10000 times more people than “democratically elected but not liberal” governments.

Let us promise each other that we will never again support a coup or use of force against a democratically elected government.

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