This modern devotion to “one man, one vote” is dangerous.

Should 51 out of 100 people be able to ban books? Exile the Irish? Shut down unfavored places of worship? Force a minority to work without pay?

Votes have their place. A very important place.

But government action determined by majority count of “one man, one vote” is not the Holy Grail of human governance. Far from it.

Let us not give the concept deference it does not deserve. It should not be treated as if it is the ultimate culmination of human striving.

It ain’t.

And our founding documents reflect that fact. We should be glad.