“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”
— Thomas Jefferson
The majority — fraudulent or actual — does not “give” rights; the majority does not take away rights, either. If they try to do so, then everything is on the table.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason