Equality Through Universality
Democracy is not a Tyranny of Majorities – it is Equality through Universality.
Laws under a Democracy is not derived for the Majority but derived for its Universality; in that they can be justly applied to every citizen in the Democracy.
For example, it is Universal that every citizen has the right to private property and laws should prevent the taking of private property without consent – it is not Universally accepted that the punishment for such indiscretion is the amputation of arms, but it is Universally accepted that the penalty is incarceration.
Therefore Laws should be derived that those who commit theft are incarcerated.