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Lobbies and Special Interests

 

We advocate that politicians remain active participants in the economy and civil life. As a consequence critics may argue that they are beholden to some special interest group as an outcome of their private professional life. This is unavoidable as every person has a background that will mould political views and preferences.

It is exactly this unavoidable aspect of human life that calls for a change in the political system. Rather than tying politicians in a maze of bureaucratic regulations  we argue that Direct Democracy is the essential safety valve to reduce the impact of conflicts of interest to an absolute minimum.  The power of the referendum - while not perfect - reduces the danger of special interest groups being able to escape proper democratic oversight
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If involvement in politics again becomes an honour rather than a career path those active in the civic sphere will find it easier to support themselves as a private citizen after they have left politics. This will also reduce the temptation to abuse their status with questionable practices.

Direct Democracy is the only way that citizens really can wield power and determine their own destiny without being manipulated by a superimposed class of technocrats, lobbyists and politicians. All decisions have to discussed in public and are subject to a vote by the citizens
 


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Why you should support
Dirdem:

Are you angry when people want to control your life?

Are you angry when people want to live off the fruit of your work?

Are you angry when people want to tell you what to think?

►If your answer is YES
to any or all of the above questions then you should support our Movement.



DIRDEM
is more than a traditional Political Party. We do not see this Cause as a career choice - or stepping stone leading to a lucrative career in the private sector.

DIRDEM
is not a Think Tank that publishes lengthy reports that are only read by a few insiders and later disappear in some library of filing cabinet.

DIRDEM
is not a Lobby or Special Interest Group that tries to gain advantage at the expense of other groups of society.

DIRDEM
is not a Religion or Ideology and does not try to make people believe in something except in the belief that no one should be allowed to rule our lives.
 

Decisions you would be able to influence:

By giving the reader examples of recent policy decisions we highlight the dramatic impact the introduction of Direct Democracy would have on the political life of all countries.

All the following decisions where taken without the participation of the affected citizens. Some - if not most - were highly controversial and have a negative effect for at least some major parts of the country's population.

The present system of government not only leaves the citizens powerless in the face of a never-ending tide of legislation, it also inevitably leads to inefficient use of taxpayer's money and a steady erosion of civil liberties.

See what decisions the citizens could influence directly in a proper democratic system

 

 

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