Why not let the Boule make the laws directly?

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Why not let the Boule make the laws directly?

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It can be argued (Leib, Callenbach) that a Candidate Initiative adopted by a deliberative Assembly could become law directly, without going to vote by nationwide Electorate. Some advantages are: • Such laws would be made by well informed Assembly Members rather than a less informed Electorate. • Similar methods could be used for State and local government. • The problem of overburdening the Electorate is avoided, so the Assembly could pass more laws than in the planned Solution. There are several reservations to taking such a large step: • It is less consistent with the constitutional framework, where the ultimate authority and source of power to make legitimate decisions is the People, not a random sample of the Peoplewhich is not mentioned in the Constitution. • A random sample is small enough that it is possible a few charismatic activists might be able to control the Boule for long enough to approve an unwise Initiative. The People can correct such error by voting against the Initi

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