On 5/20/08, Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 5:57 PM, Frank Peelo <f26p at eircom.net> wrote:
>>>>>>>> What do you think a No vote means? "This treaty is unacceptable in its
> present form; please fix the issues and ask again" is at least as
> an interpretation as "A plague on all your houses." Failing to hold a
> referendum on an amended treaty would completely ignore the former
> interpretation, which (given the turnout and result of the second Nice
> referendum) would seem to be one held by a substantial number of people.
The problem here is that politicians don't get the "please fix issues"
part of this. They simply
re-ask the same question over and over again until the voters finally
get worn down and give in.
This is a major issue with referendums in my home state of California.
A lot of these referendums
are repeats of previous referendums that lost with a few minor word changes.
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