Shouldn all citizens have a say in political decision making, in whatever language they have to make themselves understood?
Yes, but religious people often deal themselves out of elections by not spreading more broadly their arguments to appeal to the non-religious. If you cannot reason with those who do not go first to the Bible when deciding for whom to vote, you cannot hope to gain much currency in the marketplace of ideas and thereby obtain political power. Difference of opinion being natural among mankind, to try and move religion to the forefront of political life is to ineluctably begin excluding some. It is dangerous stuff, and such fundamentalist religious thinkers should always be eyed with suspicion. They see themselves seeing the Truth so clearly that if people will not go along with them peacefully, then it might be necessary to drag them into Heaven and away from Hell. Again, look at the Imams of Iran and the Inquisitors of Medieval Europe! And then of course someone who feels their authority is conferred upon them from God or Allah will have little compulsion to justify his regime to the choi
- Would this measure, if passed, require a 60% vote of the citizens if they initiated a measure to decrease the budget of a political subdivision or to decrease taxes?
- Shouldn all citizens have a say in political decision making, in whatever language they have to make themselves understood?
- Why has the decision been taken to change Crusaders name? Is the organisation pandering to political correctness?