Recent events cast a bright light on the fragility of our democracy. We are reminded that “our democracy” is US. Parliamentary rules animate democratic principles of fairness, majority rule and one person, one vote.
“The rules of parliamentary law…are based on a regard for the rights:
- of the majority,
- of the minority, especially a strong minority – greater than one third,
- of individual members,
- of absentees, and
- of all these together.” RONR (12th ed.) xlix