posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 09:18 PM
A true democracy is actually a terrible idea. A Democratic Republic such as ours is a really good form of government. Heres the problem with your idea
in my opinion.
Lets say you live on a big hill in a flood plain, and we all live at the bottom of the hill and our houses are constantly being flooded. Well under
your plan, I could propose a vote for us to all move to the top of the hill and use your land. Then when the vote passes, you'd basically be out of
luck. Another problem is that if everyone can propose referendums, then your going to have every old lady on the block proposing things such as
"Everyones houses should be painted blue" or whatever other silly thing. Then if our government has to pay for all these votes and what not, then
we'd be broke from having a million different things on the ballot. And if the people themselves pay for the cost of a vote, then only those that are
"well off" would be able to pass referendums, and broke people such as myself
would be screwed. And if you think that voter turnout is low now,
just imagine if it took three hours to go down all the issues on a ballot.