It sound a perfect idea and believers often sight Scotland and the U.K. Brexit from the EU as examples when the people have been given the choice via the ballot. By who?
Only a naive or ignorant person who knows little of political undertakings will go around with such ideas. How do societies come to this conclusions? Referendum come through manifestos. Manifestos come through legal political parties who campaign on such ideals win then go on to deliver their promises to the mass. Don’t be fooled for how many promises have ever been delivered by even the best democracies of the world?
The U.K. Brexit came through the conservative party manifesto. How far does the mass really understand the difference between reality and propaganda to serve the passions of the few? Visit Socrates of Ancient Greek. This can be seen in the ongoing crisis if the U.K. today mask daily by political denial. In Scotland, it was the same process.
Now I ask all this referendum preachers, is this the process your are pursuing? visit Cicero or the ground works of the metaphysics of morals for better understanding of our foolishness.