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Old 22.10.2019, 23:23
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Half of all voters have under the average IQ; any voting system has to live with that.

Yes, but if you do nothing against that decline at some point you'll have to stop having meaningful votes at all.

I hear this in Germany all the time: "No, we can't really ask the voters on this issue because they're stupid and we don't like what they'll vote for. Also, it's very complicated and I can't explain it in detail right now. Trust us do the right thing, ok?"

And then, politicians act all <insert suprised-picachu-face pic> surprised when right-wing fringe-parties get enormous gains on election day because they promised voters to do what they (voters) wanted.

Eventually, the voter will always get what (s)he wants.

In Switzerland, at least politicians are still used to be challenged by voters and thus are much better at holding a discussion that non-academics can understand without resorting to kindergarden language.
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