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What is more, in my view, public opinion is not reliable and should not be considered trustworthy, especially when making such a vital political decision

Let me disagree with you. Public opinion should be counted extremely important for any democratic country. It is a major indicator of the political environment and what the direct effect of the political decisions are. Although not every single citizen is capable of giving an educated opinion, his or her voice should be taken into account, because political decisions are made not only for the educated, but for everyone. And if you only delegate the power to politicians to take decisions without  having the freedom to question and criticize them, you are voluntarily letting yourself being deprived of one of your basic civil rights.

I can resist anything but temptation.- Oscar Wilde

by Little L (ljolito (at) gmail (dot) com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2006 at 01:30:14 PM EST

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