On direct democracy

Only persuading persuasion is better that force, peace better than war, allowing better than denying a voice, direct democracy would be a reality. Is it possible to impose freedom? Can war create peace? The truth has no master therefore everybody should have the same decision power and the majority be the winning, accepted, tolerated voice. A political party only represents those who agree with their decisions, not the majority. Only giving a voice to every citizen it can be known how many agree, approve a decision, if the decision represents the will of the people.

Direct democracy is the will of the majority. If the majority decided that a minority decides that would transgress the principle of direct democracy, like for instance a law that can only be amended with the approval of a majority over 50% plus 1 of the votes as is the case in the Spanish Constitution, meaning that the majority disagrees and the minority rules. “Article 167. Bills on Constitutional amendment must be approved by a majority of three-fifths of the members of each House.” https://www.boe.es/legislacion/documentos/ConstitucionINGLES.pdf

In direct democracy the power, capacity to transform or change, is shared equally among all citizens that are indistinguishable one from another, as all the votes are worth the same and the vote is anonymous to respect the will of the citizen regarding the revelation or concealment of his ideas, protecting from aggression from liars who disagree. In direct democracy the citizens and vote are not distinguished by region, sex, age or any other distinction as all citizens are regarded as equal. What is known is if what is proposed is approved or disapproved and not by which group or individual.

Who should be a citizen with the right to vote? The truth has no master and nobody possesses the truth or lie per se, everybody can be wrong or right. Therefore everybody willing to decide on the matters on contention should have a say, regardless of age. Who is right or wrong is determined by the apothegm “The truth is life and the lie is death”

Direct democracy rewards persuasion, and the most persuasive has the most power. Persuasion is agreement, absence of conflict, peace. The minority need to persuade to be majority and the majority to increase agreement.

Direct democracy protects from abuse of power as decisions are taken by all the citizens by majority, and the responsibility can not be dodged, as opposed of decisions taken by a person or few people in government who systematically blame the opposition or else about their mistakes. Politicians take decisions to perpetuate themselves in power, even if the consequences for society are harmful, as opposed to citizens in direct democracy who are always in power.

If changes were proposed by any citizen or group of citizens and approved by majority democratically the cost on politicians, elections and else would be saved.

Liars fool liars. Are citizens who complain about the decisions taken by politicians willing to take the decisions themselves? Living as a victim of someone else is psychologically satisfactory for fools.

La democracia representativa es para borregos que opinan lo que su representante opina, que delegan su voz, su verdad, porque no piensan por sí mismos o quieren que piensen por ellos. La democracia directa respeta la individualidad de cada ciudadano que se representa a sí mismo.

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