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“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)

4.2: Governments Shall Preserve, Protect, and Defend Initiatives

The Governments shall tolerate no law, regulation, or actions that impede or limit the use of U.S. Initiatives or the IQA’s access to information. The Governments shall preserve, protect, and defend Initiatives, the Assembly and its independence. During the time periods specified by the Assembly, the Governments shall protect, defend, and punish violation of, the IQA’s and each Member’s and family’s privacy, freedom from tampering, freedom from press, media intrusion or exploitation, and failure of duty to serve. Punishments shall penetrate all shields to reach decision makers, include mandatory jail terms, and use fines based on percentage of total assets.

Explanation of Governments Shall Preserve, Protect, and Defend Initiatives

IQA Members and their families are private persons. The Amendment must protect this status. The situation is similar to a Grand Jury except that the IQA would be even more tempting to media. The Member’s status must be in the Amendment, or the Supreme Court might allow media access under Amendment 1. Corporate shields and vast assets protect the most potentially dangerous offenders; they must anticipate discomfort of punishment equally no matter their status.