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==Parent debate== ==Parent debate==
-*[[Debate: US health care reform]]+*[[Debate: Direct democracy]]
==Supporting quotations== ==Supporting quotations==
[http://books.google.com/books?id=Wmrdq9lpKbYC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=The+case+against+referendum&source=bl&ots=t-jsXK3Iyp&sig=j8kgsuloxEjr0cd6vKhIS5r2LwY&hl=en&ei=ZBQoS62uB8uXtge-59HZCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBoQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=The%20case%20against%20referendum&f=false James Boyle. "The initiative and referendum: its folly, fallacies, and failure." (1912)]: "There seems to be little capacity for discrimination [in Direct Democracy]. Again very radical measures and many indeed of dangerous tendencies are not always rejected by the people or if they are there are not a few cases in which this result seems to have been brought about by accident rather than by serious moral purpose." [http://books.google.com/books?id=Wmrdq9lpKbYC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=The+case+against+referendum&source=bl&ots=t-jsXK3Iyp&sig=j8kgsuloxEjr0cd6vKhIS5r2LwY&hl=en&ei=ZBQoS62uB8uXtge-59HZCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBoQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=The%20case%20against%20referendum&f=false James Boyle. "The initiative and referendum: its folly, fallacies, and failure." (1912)]: "There seems to be little capacity for discrimination [in Direct Democracy]. Again very radical measures and many indeed of dangerous tendencies are not always rejected by the people or if they are there are not a few cases in which this result seems to have been brought about by accident rather than by serious moral purpose."

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James Boyle. "The initiative and referendum: its folly, fallacies, and failure." (1912): "There seems to be little capacity for discrimination [in Direct Democracy]. Again very radical measures and many indeed of dangerous tendencies are not always rejected by the people or if they are there are not a few cases in which this result seems to have been brought about by accident rather than by serious moral purpose."

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