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Argument: Direct democracy enables unfortunate minority rule

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James Boyle. "The initiative and referendum: its folly, fallacies, and failure." (1912): "An overwhelming objection to the system is that wherever it has been tried it has resulted in minority rule Even in Switzerland the most favorable State possible for the system Direct Legislation is always by minorities.

[...] An overwhelming objection to the system is that wherever it has been tried it has resulted in minority rule Even in Switzerland the most favorable State possible for the system Direct Legislation is always by miuopities This is so as to important as well as to comparatively trifling matters The vote on the prohibition of absinthe a question of great interest in Switzerland only reached 370,470 out of a total voting strength of over 800,000."

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