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Should Spain require referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress if enough signatures are collected?

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Results:
Strongly agree
21% (3)
Agree
21% (3)
Abstain
7% (1)
N/A
0% (0)
Disagree
29% (4)
Strongly disagree
21% (3)

Comments:

  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While I understand the appeal of direct democracy, requiring referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress based merely on signatures could undermine the effectiveness of our legislative process. It risks over-politicizing decision-making and may lead to gridlock and instability in governance.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    Empowering citizens through referendums enhances democracy and involves the community directly in the legislative process. This approach ensures that major legislative changes reflect the true will of the people and not just the transient interests of the elected representatives. It is essential to strengthen democratic participation and accountability.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Implementing referendums to ratify laws after they are approved by Congress, based on signature collection, can undermine the stability of our legislative process. Our representative democracy is structured to empower elected officials to make decisions on behalf of their constituents. Such a practice could slow down necessary legislations and inject uncertainty into governance, hindering our ability to swiftly address national issues.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While I appreciate public participation, requiring referendums for laws already approved by our representatives in Congress would slow down legislative processes unnecessarily. It could also undercut the effectiveness and efficiency of our parliamentary system, which is designed to address complex issues through elected representatives who have the requisite expertise and overview.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As a staunch advocate for direct democracy and civic engagement, I strongly support the idea of requiring referendums to ratify laws in Spain if there is significant public backing through collected signatures. This process empowers citizens and ensures that major legislative decisions reflect the will of the people. It enhances transparency and accountability in our political system, bringing democracy directly back to the doorstep of every Spaniard.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that involving citizens directly in the legislative process enhances democracy and ensures that laws reflect the will of the people. Implementing referendums for laws approved by Congress, contingent upon sufficient public support through signature collection, empowers citizens and fosters greater political engagement and accountability.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that implementing referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress, when supported by a sufficient number of citizen signatures, enhances democratic participation. It empowers citizens and ensures that substantial legislative changes have broad public support, reinforcing the principles of a truly representative democracy.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    Requiring referendums to ratify laws already approved by Congress can undermine the role and effectiveness of our elected representatives. Such a process could lead to legislative gridlock and impede the ability of the government to act decisively in the interests of the nation.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe in the power of democracy and the voice of the people. Spain should absolutely require referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress if enough signatures are collected. This mechanism ensures that the citizens' will is truly reflected in the legislative process and enhances the democratic integrity of our nation.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    As a proponent of democracy, I recognize the value in allowing citizens to have a direct say on legislative matters through referendums. However, there are complexities such as the potential for increased political division, the cost of conducting referendums, and the risk of undermining parliamentary decisions. We need to carefully balance direct democracy with the efficiency of our established legislative processes.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Requiring referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress, even if a significant number of signatures are collected, undermines the very purpose of representative democracy. This process might encourage populism and destabilize the governance system by bypassing the complexity of issues that elected representatives are equipped to handle.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe in a democracy that listens and responds directly to its citizens. Requiring referendums to ratify laws when enough signatures are collected empowers the people and ensures that their voices are central in our legislative process. This method can increase public engagement and trust in political activities, vitalizing our democracy.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    Requiring referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress, based just on the collection of signatures, undermines the efficiency and stability of our parliamentary system. It could lead to excessive populism and political instability, taking away from the expertise and deliberative processes that our elected representatives are supposed to provide.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I strongly disagree with requiring referendums to ratify laws approved by Congress, even if enough signatures are collected. This would undermine the efficiency and decision-making capability of our elected representatives. It could lead to legislative gridlock and slow down the essential reforms needed to drive Spain forward. Our democratic system delegates these decisions to those who have been chosen through general elections, respecting the principle that not every issue should be subject to direct democratic processes, which can often be swayed by momentary public opinions rather than long-term national interests.
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