Poll: Do you agree with this petition?
As many as are of the opinion, aye (7)
16.28%
Of the contrary, no (31)
72.09%
Abstain (5)
11.63%
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VP91 – Implementation of direct democracy, quirky editor
Implementation of direct democracy

People have lost activity in the Mhoc. This is a call upon the government to implement direct democracy to encourage participation.
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Aye,

However I believe the writer needs to include a bit more on Direct Democracy and the Pros/Cons of it on TSR.

Doesn't appear currently that the writer want's to persuade voters.
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Never heard of direct democracy
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Never heard of direct democracy
Democracy where everyone can vote on laws etc instead of just MP's.
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Aye,

However I believe the writer needs to include a bit more on Direct Democracy and the Pros/Cons of it on TSR.

Doesn't appear currently that the writer want's to persuade voters.
As it has gained significant support I will create a longer amendment and look for seconders.
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From speaking with him, what QE actually wants here is to allow non-MPs to vote on Division items in the MHoC. He did not make this clear before so I thought I would share that.

Bearing that in mind I have voted against as this would require a constitutional amendment, which QE has stated is in the pipeline. My thoughts on the substance will be posted in the amendment debate.
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Nay.

I see no material advantage and the potential for significant partisan abuse.
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Never heard of direct democracy
Unless I am wrong, the Swiss use this method, or the closest to it.
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Democracy where everyone can vote on laws etc instead of just MP's.
Ah I was thinking it was something like that, tbh I don't think it's a good thing to implement on TSR as people may just abuse the system and just vote randomly without reading the bill/motion/petition properly. The reason us MP's do vote properly is because we had to be elected to get here in the first place, thus we take voting seriously.
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Unless I am wrong, the Swiss use this method, or the closest to it.
I know nothing about the Swiss or their government
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I will be voting Nay.
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Since this is TSR and not real life, I would like my vote changed to a nay.

After careful consideration and research I have changed my mind.
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I wish to withdraw my vote on this petition.
As the valid vote for my seat at the time, Jarred's vote should be regarded as correct for my seat.
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Three Noes have been removed due to ineligible votes by Mr T 999, SchmuckOff and tengentoppa.

Two Abstentions have been removed due to ineligible votes by 04MR17 and jj.flyaway.
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The Ayes to the right: 7
The Noes to the left: 31
Abstentions: 5

The Noes have it! The Noes have it! Unlock!

Turnout: 91.49%
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