By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
Assurance Authority Believes Custom Doing
The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
Blind Complementary Disclosed Entirely Fact
Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy.
Another Another Way Basic Being Democracy
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
Great Just Majorities Minorities Object