Today we talked about California's initiative process, a direct democracy system. He seemed to think it was a good idea.
"Actually," I told him, "there are problems. Some dishonest people make self-serving propositions that route state funds into their own pockets, then disguise them with popular issues like clean air or stem-cell research."
"Well, people who would fall for such a transparent trick are idiots," Socrates said, "The time has come for your people to become more informed, and to take legal action against such liars."
"No," I said, "the time has come to make a Constitutional Amendment by popular initiative that forbids any space travel or research unless everyone involved wears glittery star-shaped sunglasses, and also Bootsy Collins vets each project."
"Who is Bootsy Collins?" Socrates asked.
Oops! I forgot: Ancient Greeks don't know how to use hypertext links!