Forced democracy?

According to Minister for Foreign Affairs Michael Martin, not to go back to the people on the Lisbon Treaty would be a denial of democracy.

“There’s an obligation because the people are saying to us as well that they want to be at the heart of Europe so therefore we’re trying to reconcile the genuine view of the majority in Ireland that we should be engaged in Europe. The basic proposition is if we can identify the issues that concern people, if we can get meaningful responses from Europe on those specific issues then not to go back to the people would be a denial of democracy.” (News at One, 2nd report).

The question is – will they keep on forcing this democracy thing on us no matter how often we say no?