Another distinctive example comes from the United States
, where, despite being a federal republic
where no direct democracy exists at the federal level,
over half the states
(and many localities) provide for citizen-sponsored ballot initiatives (also called "ballot measures", "ballot questions" or "propositions") and the vast majority of the states allow for referendums.
the constitution is federal, as are the bill of rights. They are the same in every state. They are not to be infringed on.
Yet you thought that as long as enough local yokel reject a right, it ceases to exist for an entire state.
This is why so many millions of people suffer under unconstitutional laws for decades.
DC for around 30 years.
Its not better than if folks were denied the right to vote for 30 years straight. Its sickening.