Direct Democracy amok

Democracy is a great thing, but I think the best evidence suggests that, like most good things, you can have too much democracy.  As I’ve noted many times, there’s a reason we don’t govern by public opinion.  The closest we come is ballot initiatives.  Here’s a great look at the process in California via the Daily Show

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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