Congress has created a Plutocracy of rich persons and corporations: The People must restore our Democratic Republic.

What are Pro Con Features of Initiatives Amendment?

The following table shows the principal Pro Con features of the Initiatives Amendment:

1It is an excellent return on investment and could save the taxpayers many billions of dollars every year.Amending the constitution is long, arduous and could cost its supporters hundreds of millions of dollars.
2Some moral and ethical issues are best resolved non-politically by the People because the issues are too politically controversial for Government to confront.It is easier to let the Congress muddle through and the Supreme Court to add reinterpretations to the Constitution.
3If after 10 or 20 years this Amendment does not meet expectations, the Electorate can repeal it (without a constitutional amendment).It is a new amendment and it may not work as its proponents expect.
4Because it can propose constitutional amendments as well as enact federal legislation, it will be an effective continuing check and balance on legislative loopholes, end-runs, and Government excesses. Wealthy special interests groups and Congress are very clever and presistant; they often find ways around the rules to achieve their objectives.
5It will involve issues of nationwide concern that will increase the level of Citizen participation and increase their obligation to make their decisions work.There will be more election material to read and the responsibility for decisions cannot be blamed on representatives.
6If the People take action, they control their destiny—in the American tradition of the great experiment in democracy. The simple right to propose initiatives can ease frustration.The People believe Government excesses are really bad, but consider themselves helpless to affect change.