Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Direct Democracy at Work

Some outside commentators blame many of California's problems to the nasty practice of direct democracy – referendums that turn all kinds of bizarre initiatives into law and result in political gridlock. Then again, direct democracy might be imperfect but it is so far the quickest way for citizens to correct (or try to correct) mistakes of elected officials.

Following the (in)famous gubernatorial recall, another shining example of Californian direct democracy could be found in Los Angeles these days.


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