Letters: May 5, 1967

The Rule & the Rights

Sir: The peace marchers [April 21] present their cause and their country with a dilemma. They are citizens who must take an unpopular and seemingly unpatriotic stand; they are a minority who must dissent from the will of the majority. To blame this loyal, perceptive and somewhat vocal minority, however, for prolonging the war is nonsense. The dilemma of majority rule with minority rights is one that, fortunately, a democratic people must always face. Those of us who are opposed to the war in Viet Nam should abide by the will of the majority, but we should...

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