It sometimes happens that someone says:
“Democracy, democracy, but we can’t vote on every fuck.”
And that’s right. A very large number of referendums can not only discourage people, but can even be used for manipulation. The body empowered to issue referendums can produce a huge number of votes and hide in them the records that it wants to sneakily smuggle. That’s why
REFERENDUMS SHOULD NOT TAKE DECISIONS
Instead, referendums should be legislated. What’s the difference?
– The decision concerns only one situation, one case and one event. For every situation and case, a new vote must be made.
– The recipe is universal, it refers to many situations and events. Once established, it can last for hundreds of years. It only needs to be changed if circumstances change.
Thanks to voting on the regulations, we can have full control over the whole situation and at the same time we do not have to vote too often.
Moreover, thanks to the hierarchy of law, we will be able to entrust our representatives with creating law for us in the future. This is done by means of the constitution in the following way:
– we, the citizens, fully control our constitution (any amendment to it requires a referendum)
– we indicate in it the scope of competences that our representatives
have – representatives can not do anything other than what we mentioned in the constitution
– and in particular – they can not pass an
unconstitutional provision – an additional safeguard in this scheme is the People’s Veto*
Thanks to this, by controlling a relatively short set of laws (the Constitution), we can exercise full control over the situation without the need for frequent voting.
*People’s Veto – during the Vacatio Legis period, citizens can collect signatures for a referendum motion. This referendum serves to stop the provision created by the representatives.