Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Election Move Seems to Ensure Iraqis' Charter

interesting. i glad we don't have this rule in our democracy.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Hill said...

The U.S. had no need for such a rule when our constitution was being ratified because we didn’t have anything like the referendum-type veto clause in the first place. Adoption of the Constitution required simple majorities in 9 of the 13 colonies and it wouldn’t have mattered if 100% voted against it in 4 states. In most instances, the voting was done by state houses, not through a public referendum, and all that the houses required was that enough representatives were present to reach a quorum. After the Constitution was ratified, Hamilton had commented that he believed that the majority of New Yorkers (and probably Americans in general) were opposed to the Constitution.