Direct Democracy

Tue Jul 28 23:19:39 PDT 1998

Current legislative bodies are a very appoximate representation of the total
voters in very many counties (due to various criminal minority rule
gerrymanders (such as in the U.S, U.K. and Canada), minimum percentage
requirements in p.r elections (as in Germany and Russia), plurality elections,

Some folks are in favor of Direct Demoracy (DD).

Thus, should any law proposed by a minimum of around 40 percent of a
legislative body (proposing new laws, amending current laws or repealing
current laws) have a vote of ALL of the voters ?

The basic question is what percentage of potential voters have the brains or
time to examine (i.e pay attention to) public issues (even those that directly
affect their lives, liberty and property) ???

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