Individual Rights & Delegated Authority
The primary responsibility of government is to protect the individual, God given rights to life, liberty, and property for when government protects individual rights it automatically protects society because society is made up of individuals.
However, when individual rights are sacrificed to satisfy majority or mob rule, all society suffers the loss of all rights and freedoms.
Government derives its power to govern through delegated authority form the individual citizens it governs. The individual citizen cannot do an illegal activity, such as robbing their neighbor for personal needs without breaking the law; they therefore cannot delegate authority to government to break the law for them.
When government steals in that manner it is called legalized plunder for that is still robbery and no amount of majority support, fifty-one percent or even ninety-nine percent, can make it lawful.