Yesterday, 04:14 PM
This is it in a nutshell...
There is no "the people". "The people" is a creation of your imagination. "The people" have no will. "The people" have no voice. Only individuals have will, voice, etc.
Any system built upon the wishes of "the people" is built on a foundation of unicorn farts, and it necessarily tramples the rights of individuals. NECESSARILY. As in, it must as a matter of course.
So you must decide if you believe that individuals own their lives, or if "the people" is an actual, tangible and legitimate thing. Once you do that, you have decided upon your basic political philosophy - whether the individual is sovereign, or the collective. Everything follows from that.