Someone said :
Often populists or bar pillars will go on and on about how politicians are useless and everything should be decided by the common sense of the people.
Watching a few hours of the parliamentary channels (in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, etc.) is a humbling experience.
Sometimes you will hear what sounds like a good argument on why a piece of legislation should include this or that. And then the reply gives even better arguments (sometimes) that make you think "actually, that makes even more sense, it is a good reason not to include that definition in the act, I would not have though about that.
What a mess our laws would be if every citizen was allowed to meddle with the decision making process and if every text had to be voted on by everyone!
Just watching a few hours of these programs shows how much time and expertise is required to properly write and enact future-proof laws.
Is it always perfect, no.
But it would be worse if I were in charge!