The Perils of Pure Populism

Source: Law & Liberty
by Mark Pulliam

“There is nothing wrong with democracy per se; after all, our system of government rests on popular sovereignty and the Constitution begins with the words ‘We the people.’ The initiative process, however, is unfiltered democracy — direct from the voting booth to the law books. Unconstrained populism is not well suited for sober tasks such as amending the constitution.” (04/03/24)