Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 22, 2012, 9:18 p.m. EST by FriendlyObserverB
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Here is an example :
What if an oil company was planning on building a oil line around the world , but the oil company says the costs will be high. And what if a group of qualified Environmentalist Scientists look over the plan and make requests for Environment safety, and these requests boost up the cost of the overall project .. by triple of what the oil company had projected.
Now, the public hears of all this and decides to vote on the matter through democracy. If they vote for the Environments suggested plan , the end result would increase fuel prices by triple of that of the alternative oil companys original plan.
So here is the question:
Should the power of Democracy have the power to over rule a carefully studied Scientific Environmental Decision ? (in the case where the voters were to go with the original companys plan to avoid high fuel prices)
Should the Health and Welfare of the Environment Over Rule Democracy ?