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For some reason I'm tempted to read this as a quiz to determine if a person is informed enough to vote. (I'm almost sure you didn't mean it this way, though.) If that's the case, I sure as hell failed it.

Actually, in a way I did. It's what I think a specialist in those areas would consider basic information. But that's just because of the huge gap between specialists and an average person. I didn't include any legal questions because I don't understand that area very well. It's what I consider to be informed enough to have an educated opinion on that issue which is why I recommend specializing in one or two areas, and reading from a lot of different sources in those areas; not just the ones you agree with. In fact, if you stick with a person whose views you despise long enough but who seems to know a lot more than you in that area, you might start to understand why they think that way.
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I think it illustrates the perils of too much direct democracy.
It's important to have experts to make policy decisions. Representative democracy is a system that allows you to elect experts that you trust without you having to know which policy is best.
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