Hobbesian World View wrote:But at least they had a say. At least they gave their citizens a choice. In Ireland, the amount of democracy available to citizens is so miniscule, that we will never even get the chance to choose.
How so? It's not difficult to run for office (being elected, of course, is quite another thing). If you're speaking specifically about immigration, the Immigration Control Platform run in elections, and don't do very well. In point of fact, they had a candidate in the Dublin Central by-election, who managed to achieve a grand total of 614 first preference votes.
The fact that people don't take a particular option doesn't mean that the choice itself is unavailable, and the fact that no party exists which conforms to your particular worldview isn't a flaw of democracy itself. It's part and parcel of of the democratic system. Of course, there's nothing to prevent you from running yourself, if you wish.
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