Originally posted November 14th, 2016
“The enviable Swiss have such a wonderfully limited and distributed federal system that many of them could not tell you who the president is on any given day,” writes Kevin Williamson in NRO. As does Dick Young here.
The United States has never really been quite that free of executive pretense, but there was a time in our history when the question of who would decorate a wedding cake for whom was not decided at the national level. Given the current distribution of federal power, perhaps a few Democrats will see the wisdom in returning to such an arrangement.
IMD – Direct Democracy and the (exotic) Swiss political system by Prof. Andreas Ladner, IDHEAP
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