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Comment Bad idea is baaaaaad (Score 1) 594

A direct democracy is effectively a totalitarian system, in that with no restraints, 51% can vote for anything and everything. This can range to the usual "free lunch" on the 49%'s dime, to simply genociding or enslaving the 49% minority. Thus it would have a tendency towards having endemic "terrorism" as there are no routes in the system for protection of minority rights.

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