Argument: Direct democracy often results in radical measures

Issue Report: Direct democracy


James Boyle. “The initiative and referendum: its folly, fallacies, and failure.” (1912): “There seems to be little capacity for discrimination [in Direct Democracy]. Again very radical measures and many indeed of dangerous tendencies are not always rejected by the people or if they are there are not a few cases in which this result seems to have been brought about by accident rather than by serious moral purpose.”