Initiatives v Oligarchy

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

1.3: Initiatives Qualifying Assembly (IQA)

This Constitutional Amendment establishes the Initiatives Qualifying Assembly (IQA) of the United States to manage the initiative process and authorizes nationwide United States Citizens’ Initiatives.

The Assembly shall consist of a randomly selected cross-section of the People, function independently, self-perpetuating, protected from tampering, responsible to the People alone, and funded by the U.S. Government as an inalienable entitlement of the People.


Explanation of Initiatives Qualifying Assembly (IQA)

The Initiatives Qualifying Assembly (IQA) is an independent self-perpetuating organization of the People, a Grand Jury, a constitutional fixture in its own right.

These first three clauses are potentially sufficient if Congress were to complete the details. However, since Congress is the source of most problems, the People cannot allow Congress any opportunity to furnish the details. Consequently, this Amendment is lengthy and incorporates two references.