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)

6.1: Repeal Safeguard

This Amendment pre-authorizes that the People may repeal this Amendment. Article V of the United States Constitution shall be, and hereby is, amended by appending the following two sentences at the end of the second clause: “Ten years and again twenty years after a U.S. Direct Initiative first appears on nationwide ballot, the IQA shall include a Candidate Direct Initiative to repeal the Amendment when passed by a double majority vote. Should the Electorate choose repeal, Initiatives previously or concurrently passed shall remain as if they had originally been enacted by Congress and Congress may then change or overrule them as regular business of the Congress subject to Presidential approval.”

Explanation of Repeal Safeguard

This Amendment is for the benefit of the People who ordained and established the Constitution. Therefore, it is up to the People to repeal the Amendment if they find it unsatisfactory. Inclusion of a graceful repeal process is reassurance to some who otherwise might be unwilling to support it. With greater difficulty, a constitutional amendment may also repeal it—as Amendment XXI repealed prohibition.