"It is always from a minority acting in ways
different from what the majority would prescribe
that the majority in the end learns to do better."
Friedrich August von Hayek
(1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
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On its face with no more supporting context; sometimes, maybe - maybe not.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Not sure how to take this, what is being used as the yardstick for right and wrong, what if the minority is pedophilia then what, should the majority except it?
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    a minority of folks decided not to marry, now few marry
    a minority of folks had kids without parents, now look at all the single moms with kids (very hard on boys I might add, for a woman can never show a boy how to be a man).
    a minority can throw morality, ethic, integrity out the window, and the rest soon believe that is normal as long is it provides them with some goodie that belonged to another...as we see in today's political system.
     -- Abby     
    When you flip the coin, we are the minority, those under moral constraint. With the law written in our hearts. Now the challenge is to us, as a minority. How forcible are right words !
    God be with you !
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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