Gun laws and the case for direct democracy. In Memoriam to the lives of children sacrificed at the altar of pigs. 2018, 2017, 2016……..

 

Obedient Value is also to be understood as our Law of Value. The Rabbinate, Yerushalayim, Israel.   Direct democracy also called pure democracy, forms of direct participation of citizens in democratic decision making, in contrast to indirect or representative democracy, based on  the sovereignty of the people. This can happen in the form of an assembly democracy or by initiative and referendum with ballot voting, with direct voting on issues instead of for candidates or parties. Sometimes the term is also used for electing representatives in a direct vote as opposed to indirect elections (by voting for an electing body, electoral college, etc.) as well as for recalling elected officeholders. Direct democracy may be understood as a full-scale system of political institutions, but in modern times, it means most often specific decision-making institutions in the broader system  environment of representative democracy. Decision-making theories range from objective rational decision making, which assumes that individuals will make the same decisions given the same information and preferences, to the more subjective logic of appropriateness, which assumes that specific institutional and organizational contexts matter in the decisions that individuals make.

Citizens assembling in an open public space to vote on various issues in Glarus, Switzerland, 2006.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/direct-democracy

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