The fear of the people

Red-grun wants to import the folk decision at the federal level, but we will not get him

In direct democracy, you will find in Meyers Lexikon, "UBT the people in the form of a People’s Assembly direct the state power directly. It decides in popular tunments (plebiscite) about all laws and polit. Maw…" Democracy happens differently in Germany at the federal level. The Federal Republic is a representative democracy, the people decides here on the composition of the Parliament, but it has no possibility to take direct influence on laws.

During the.B. The catch in Switzerland and its cantons is a connection to direct and indirect democracy and thus the people can also take direct influence on the laws, which determine their lives, this is previously only at the state level or underneath.

But why is more democracy in Switzerland possible than in Germany? Is the Swiss people of malignant than the German? Hardly likely. And that’s why there is now one, probably on aspirations of bundnis90 / grune bill, which finally also in Germany the sentence: "Democracy goes off by the people" to help slightly more truth (three-step model folk decision).

After an EMNID analysis from the year 2001, 79 percent of the Bundesburg wishes that many laws may be decided in the future by popular decision. Who now thinks, the introduction of the referendum is therefore nothing more in Germany, has done the bill without the host.

I have decided to catch that plebiscitar elements at the federal level are not the right way.

Angela Merkel in 2001

A caution for this does not provide you in this interview of the Giebener Anzeiger, on the fact that "Complicated questions (..) Do not answer with the simple question Yes or no" be. Was that for the question of whether the Germans wanted the euro or not? Or for the approval of the Treaty of Nice? In other countries of the European Union, as in Ireland, Danemark, Portugal, etc. Such questions seem to be so complicated. There, a yes or a no has always been enough. And the approval of a law should also take advantage of these two alternatives. "Yes, I am for that" and "No, I’m not for that" should be too difficult for anyone.

74 percent of the CDU Heighers, according to another EMNID survey, the direct democracy and also leading politicians of the CDU have already pronounced themselves. Why are the chances that the above design in the foreseeable future will be law, yet so bad?

The answer is probably simple: politicians do not like to spend in what they do. To talk about democracy again and again, they all like to make. They do not implement them, because that was a real power loss mean. Unfortunately, the politician caste is universally from the people’s will, one can recognize responses to uncomfortable folk decision at the state level.

In the SPD-ruled Lower Saxony, where 1999 291.000 election burgers called a referendum to the reinforcement of the old day of the day demanded, the state government tried to reject this signature collection as non-style. Although the text of desire was known to the resemblance from the beginning, one wanted to succumbed after submission and payment of the votes, which were more than adequate, which were sufficiently sufficient, and that’s why the whole thing is just under the carpet. The people’s will have been ignored again (639.000 signatures wiped off the table in Lower Saxony)

However, the initiators of the referendum then did not want to give themselves so easily beaten and filed a lawsuit at the State Court in BUCKEBURG, who was right for children and families to the federal government and explained the referendum for admitted (won!To)

In Saxony it came on 21. October 2001 for the first East German Volkenscheid. The Sachsian Electoral Board was called upon to decide on the future of the Saxony Financial Association (Volkenscheid in the Free State of Saxony). Although 85% of the votes cast are decided on the Burger Initiative bill, the Sachsan CDU Provincial Government refuses to implement the required resolution of the Saxony Financial Association.

How to read in the Suddeutsche Zeitung, the Union even fears an end to democracy when folk decisions are admitted. "The Hurden for the conclusion of a referendums are too low. In addition, the burgers are unable to decide on the federal level on complex topics."

In Switzerland, Volksenscheiden have been possible for hundred years and will also be practiced regularly. The Swiss have been shown long enough that the whole thing can work well and an enrichment for the country is. Switzerland has developed to no -emocratic state during the whole time, although the Hurden for folk decisions are much lower (2% of the population reach out to start this) than in the now available bill of red-green government.

How can more German people’s will be less democracy, if democracy is the rule of the people? A question that many German politicians should face.

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