Sportsmen’s Rights: Missouri bill takes aim at ballot-box legislation

For anyone in the minority, say hunters for example, the majority is a potential oppressor.

Our second president knew this, of course, famously saying, “That the desires of the majority of people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated on every page of the history of the whole world.”

On Wednesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would prevent a simple majority from limiting hunting and fishing rights via the ballot box. Instead, such measures would require two-thirds approval from voters, which is good news for sportsmen. Still, I'd guess that John Adams wouldn't be comfortable with a super majority, either.