An important post, cross-blogged from The Road to Concord:
Democracy Is Not Essential To The Preservation Of Individual Rights And Liberty
Natural Law does not depend on the will of the majority. It exists independent of the opinion of the masses. In fact, the majority opinion is quite often opposed to the dictates of Natural Law. Our founders understood this. It is why they rejected the notion of a democracy and chose instead to create a republican form of government, where the rule of law could be relied upon to preserve individual rights and liberty:
Please read the rest (it is important you understand why this is true).