To be honest, I don't think everyone has the right to vote when it comes to referendums (unlike elections, where everyone should vote). Many people make their decisions based on emotions, why should their uncontrolled emotions determine my life? This is not democracy, democracy does not mean taking a vote on any matter. Some line should be drawn there on what can be decided by a public vote, and what can be decided by only a group of mentally stable, wise, intelligent, and knowledgeable individuals. At worse, let the congress/parliament make the decisions, but to let some shallow, racist vote matters when making a crucial decision that would set the direction of the whole country is just madness in my opinion.
The difference between elections and referendums is huge. In elections, you vote for a head of a state or a representative in the government. If the elected individual is unfit for any reason, then that can be easily reversed by simply waiting until his/her term ends or by removing him/her from office. Then we can start fresh again. In referendums, public make a decision that could be pretty impactful with minimal chances of reversing that decision, even if it was later proven to be unwise.
Until now, I don't get why UK has gone this way to be honest. Of course it would make sense for a lot of you, but not for me.
I was just thinking, let's assume that another referendum is done in 2030 long after the UK leaves the EU, and the result found that the majority wants to go back into EU. Would it make sense to join the EU then? why not? Is it because it is impractical to join the EU only a decade after leaving it? I thought this decision is based only on the will of the people, why are we considering the practicality of the proposal only in this case? What about the practicality of leaving the EU in the first place?
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