View Poll Results: Which Forms of Direct Democracy Do You Support?

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  • Initiated State Statute

    1 10.00%
  • Initiated State Constitutional Amendment

    2 20.00%
  • -Indirect Initiated State Statute

    1 10.00%
  • Popular Referendum

    2 20.00%
  • Legislatively Referred Statute

    1 10.00%
  • A national constitutional amendment to allow any of the above to be done nationally

    0 0%
  • Other forms of Direct Democracy

    1 10.00%
  • None of the Above

    8 80.00%
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Thread: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

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    Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Would you prefer to see more or less direct democracy in legislation throughout the country in general? Which of these would you support for your state/nationally?

    -Initiated State Statute

    -Initiated State Constitutional Amendment

    -Indirect Initiated State Statute

    -Popular Referendum

    -Legislatively Referred Statute

    -A national constitutional amendment to allow any of the above to be done nationally

    Here is how the laws of each state are right now.
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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    I would like to see a bit more here in Canada but not go to lengths of Switzerland where government may be too direct.

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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    done for me, its makes me sick to think people want democracy.

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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Would you prefer to see more or less direct democracy in legislation throughout the country in general? Which of these would you support for your state/nationally?

    -Initiated State Statute

    -Initiated State Constitutional Amendment

    -Indirect Initiated State Statute

    -Popular Referendum

    -Legislatively Referred Statute

    -A national constitutional amendment to allow any of the above to be done nationally

    Here is how the laws of each state are right now.
    Excellent question! I support all at a state level, and the only reason I do not support it at a federal level is that it would be painfully unwieldy and kinda takes away the check of having a senate.
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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Excellent question! I support all at a state level, and the only reason I do not support it at a federal level is that it would be painfully unwieldy and kinda takes away the check of having a senate.
    I wouldn't want anything but the ability by referendum or whatever to veto legislation. Don't need to make legislation just need a way to make sure it can be stopped.
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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Would you prefer to see more or less direct democracy in legislation throughout the country in general? Which of these would you support for your state/nationally?

    -Initiated State Statute

    -Initiated State Constitutional Amendment

    -Indirect Initiated State Statute

    -Popular Referendum

    -Legislatively Referred Statute

    -A national constitutional amendment to allow any of the above to be done nationally

    Here is how the laws of each state are right now.
    Perhaps you fail to understand the United States is a Constitutional Republic.

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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Would you prefer to see more or less direct democracy in legislation throughout the country in general? Which of these would you support for your state/nationally?

    -Initiated State Statute

    -Initiated State Constitutional Amendment

    -Indirect Initiated State Statute

    -Popular Referendum

    -Legislatively Referred Statute

    -A national constitutional amendment to allow any of the above to be done nationally

    Here is how the laws of each state are right now.
    Please excuse my previous reply. I failed to read all of the references.

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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by AuntiE View Post
    Perhaps you fail to understand the United States is a Constitutional Republic.
    Nevermind.
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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Would you prefer to see more or less direct democracy in legislation throughout the country in general? Which of these would you support for your state/nationally?

    -Initiated State Statute

    -Initiated State Constitutional Amendment

    -Indirect Initiated State Statute

    -Popular Referendum

    -Legislatively Referred Statute

    -A national constitutional amendment to allow any of the above to be done nationally

    Here is how the laws of each state are right now.
    I don't really believe in reforming systems just because people lack of the morals to make our current system work. Such a defect suggests they'll become that way in any system. However, organizational inertia has become such a problem in American politics in its own right that I would be willing to accept almost any reform that does away with the status quo.

    As for whether I support direct democracy in any abiding sense of the word, I don't. I would support out of pragmatism if our political culture and national spirit were better suited to direct democracy than representative government, but I have no reason to suspect that is the case.
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    Re: Should There be More or Less Direct Democracy?

    Direct Democracy is just a world of problems, one only needs to look at California. Not only do you have the obvious problem of people voting to expand government services but at the same time voting to reduce taxes that pay for those services, but the hodgepodge of referendums that are passed may not all make sense together.

    This is why we elect representatives in the first place, people don't have the time, energy, education, etc to carefully consider every aspect of every issue. Hell I certainly wouldn't trust myself to make smart decisions on energy policy for example.

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