Friday, March 1, 2013

Swiss Referenda

Yesterday I went to a morning meeting organized by the Norwegian think tank Civita.

The topic was popular referenda, and the main speaker was Mr. Florian Irminger from Switzerland.

Mr. Irminger seems to think that the problem of tyranny of the popular majority can be solved by banning referenda that can curtail the basic human rights of individuals. Thereafter he went on talking about all the “welfare” programs and environmentalist issues, etc. that the people can establish and maintain.


I guess the Swiss will be banned from banning minarets but can still pass all sorts of tax programs and provider state arrangements. No tyranny? Seriously?

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