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Should all major political decisions be made via public referendum?
People should have a right to vote on major policy decisions as these decisions will affect them directly.
Referendums afford citizens this right by allowing them to cast votes on major issues themselves, not indirectly by representatives on their behalf.
Policy makers are often beholden to other groups such as their party or lobby groups, meaning legislative outcomes do not always reflect the will of the people.
The volatile nature of voter turnout for these referendums means that they don’t always reflect popular opinion.
If referendums were held regularly, turnout for these referendums would likely decrease meaning they wouldn't always reflect popular opinion.
The public does not always make good decisions in referendums.
Representatives are a necessary middle-man between the voting public and policy creation.