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)

2.7: Indirect Initiatives to Congress

The Assembly shall submit Indirect Initiatives to Congress. Congress may change or overrule them. Within one year after submittal, Congress shall bring it to a conclusive vote in both Houses and obtain Presidential approval or refer it back to the IQA. This shall not limit the People’s right at any time to propose a similar or related Direct Initiative process nor the IQA’s right to place them on the ballot as Candidate Initiatives.

Explanation of Indirect Initiatives to Congress

States seldom use their indirect initiatives process. The Amendment's indirect initiatives process is easy to use. It will be efficient and effective to encourage Congress to take up matters without going to the time and cost of a nationwide vote.