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4.2.2. Referenda

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Referenda:  Plebiscite. Are an important part of the political process. That is both good for the awareness and involvement of the people, as an eye-opener and border security for visual field restriction and selfishness development  of political representatives.

Types of referenda. Referenda are either:

  1. consulting [by politics asked advice in relation to legislation and important decision-making]

  2. advising [by the people replied or uninvited given advice]

  3. inventarising[by politics surveyed preferences of the people]

  4. inviting [by the people requested measures]

Mandatory referenda. By legislative amendments and important decision-making concerning

  1. transfer of power,

  2. peace and security at home and elsewhere,

  3. privacy,

  4. informative issues,

  5. educational issues,

  6. scientific issues,

  7. economic issues,

  8. social issues.

Referenda are not binding.  But they still give an important indication where democratically, on a not - or as little as possible - damaging way, must be taken into account. Argument to declare referenda non-binding is that the people can be seen as an immature child which at times may say and advise very sensible things and sometimes has a better insight and overview than the parents, but [still] not always has the overview or expertise- or fancy - to come to a balanced judgment or request that, in the longer term too, rises above his or her own benefit. It is the duty of politicians, as a responsible parent, to weigh all interests, including those of animals and nature, and come to an themselves and others not damaging conclusion and at the same time not to be in conflict with his or her own intrinsic motivation and extrinsic presentation. Because, just like parents and other adults, - for whatever reason - politicians too only parochial interests can [keep] serving, any citizen can, alone or together with others, go to Political Judiciary for an advice or judgment [see Political Judiciary].

Referenda procedures.

  1. Referenda are, where necessary, conducted 1x quarterly, always on the first Tuesday of the new quarter,

  2. Referenda are as much as possible regulated via the internet.

  3. Where possible referenda must be dealt within three months. Administrative delays / delaying tactics can be discussed with the Political Judiciary.

  4. As for the elections, the referenda are - for the same reason - mandatory [see Federal Parliament, item 5].

  5. Referenda are not merely yes or no choices. They have always at least to offer the "none of these options is acceptable" choice option. Referenda which don't comply to this are invalid.

  6. Referenda preferably are held in survey form.

  7. Referenda that incite hate and revenge are damaging and thus not tolerable.

  8. Referenda that intend to provide a particular political, economic, educational and/or cultural group priority and privileges [so power], encourage an undemocratic society and inequality of power and are as such damaging to the individual rights and responsibilities of every human being, and therefore impermissible.