not a bad article for citizens of ALL the authoritarian states (i.e. all existing States) to read as well. Whether you think your particular dictator is elected or not.

ALL States, that is, with the reasonable exception of Switzerland, whose people – alone in all the world – can override their government on any decision that matters enough to them to invoke a petition signed by 1 in 10 of the voters. With the same level of support, they can also force a referendum on any new law and if, in the subsequent referendum, it gathers enough support, it becomes the law, regardless of the opionions of politicians.

And we all know what a mess Switzerland is in…


About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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