LETTER: Two views of democracy

The difference between direct democracy and representative democracy

Some people want direct democracy where the views of the people are heard every 24 hours.

The problem with it is the laws could change every 24 hours.

For example, marijuana os legal on Wednesday, but on Thursday the people change their mind it is illegal. On Friday, they want it legal again.

The end result would be chaos.

The other form of democracy is representative democracy, where the people elect a party that gives them a realistic package deal for four or five years.

If you do not like the deal you hire new management four or five years later.

I prefer a representative democracy, as it gives some stability and predictability.

Sean Murray, Saanich

 

 

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