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    I point to the NDAA act, which could have been countered with a better bill--if only we had the power to present one to the president. Things of this nature would make it beneficial, unless you don't like due process.
     
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    Do you have any idea how much it would cost to put everything on a ballot? If you feel things are moving too slowly now, imagine what it would be like having to wait for election day to pass laws. Of course that means the average voter will spend hours if not days at the polls reading through the mountain of proposals.
     
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    In the modern day of media, there are plenty of ways they could read a said referendum before voting on it. Or, as in other initiative ballots, they can give you a summary of the law.

    As it stands now, the military can declare the homeland a battlefield and place any citizen for any reason in a military prison without being charged.
     
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    The military can?

    I smell disinfo.
     
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    Disinfo or just plain ignorance based rhetoric, given what I've already read I'm guessing the latter.
     
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    The technology is ready for referendum democracy.

    Sadly the people probably aren't ready.

    Sadder still the very same kinds of people end up running our representative democracy, so the very same kinds of idiots are still making decisions.

    If you want better governance, you need better people.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    The only ignorance is coming from you and grandma.

    What do "military detention" mean? :lol:

    I see, though, you're one of the, "I post more so I'm smarter" kind of guys. LOL

    It takes all types, I guess.
     

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