I can *understand* it, too. I just don’t like it.

Representative democracy is a flawed system, but it’s the best we’ve found so far. We elect representatives who we count on to research and debate the issues at hand before they pass laws that affect us.

The main problem with referendums is that knowledge deficit. It’s fine trusting the people to vote, as long as you can trust them to fully research the consequences of their vote. This clearly was not the case for millions of Britons, who just saw a big red button marked “CHANGE” and decided to hit it. (But not before dismissing all the warnings about economic and social ruin as “Project Fear”.)

I despair for mankind, I truly do.

Newsperson and scriptwriter. Blogs at http://rainbowsandlollipops.net/

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