A lesson in equal protection

02/12/2014 10:02 AM

02/12/2014 12:40 PM

Re "Goodbye to majority rule" (Letters, Feb. 12): Letter writer Bill Jurkovich asserts that minority rights are subject to the will of the majority, and that the powers and duties of the branches of government have been subverted. Neither of these assertions are true.

Attorney General Eric Holder is a representative of the Executive branch, and has the responsibility for enforcing the Constitution. The Constitution protects the rights of minorities, via the 14th Amendment. Any rights subject to a majority vote are not inalienable rights.

Some people apparently would like to see tyranny by what used to be the majority but is now a minority. Don't worry, Mr. Jurkovich, your right to be wrong still will be protected.

-- Dan Lewis, Sacramento

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