Originally posted by Cuervo
Originally posted by Hopechest
Direct democracy is a horrible idea and even the founders knew this.
People feel sorry for Kim Kardashian one week and she get's elected President. People are too easily swayed, especially by the tainted media, to have that much control.
Yeah, there's that. It seems to work brilliantly in nations full of educated people who aren't worshiping celebrities. I could see it being a problem here at first but it would balance out once we realized we could directly vote out Monsanto and stop all wars.
On a small grass-roots level in a representative ( ) democracy, I'd say we could work on the same things that other non-funded think tanks work on and just not go anywhere. We all have seen what happens when we try that. OWS? Tea Party? They just get co-opted by other interests that are funded. It sucks but it's true.edit on 17-2-2013 by Cuervo because: (no reason given)
Also don't forget that in a direct democracy all laws will now be made by urban populations which tend to lean heavily liberal. Not really fair to the rest of the nation to not have any representation.