Welcome to OCDO!!!!
Ignore my compatriots lack of welcome. They get in reading mode and sometimes overlook that a hearty welcome is an appropriate post. (hint, hint to forum members)
Seems to me I've heard of an isolated case here and there.
Now you know why the Founders distrusted democracy, setting up a republican form of government.
I came across a quote recently from Ayn Rand. It goes something like,"The smallest minority is the individual. Those who won't protect the rights of an individual cannot claim to be interested in protecting minorities."
Was the watch enthusiast forum mainly in the US? Europe?