12 July 2019, translation from Dutch.
Referendums don’t work, because people are too stupid and too lazy.
Put more diplomatically: most people have neither the time nor the motivation to completely read and judge all the relevant documents.
Therefore we need elected professional politicians.
Democracy does not mean the rule of the people. Democracy means that after a few years voters can dismiss bad dictators.
And freedom of the press and the rule of law, also very important.