The IQA guidelines shall ensure that direct democracy Initiatives comply with the Constitution. In order of priority, it shall focus on advancing Initiatives to:
- Check and balance, provide oversight, and remedy representative democracy, but not supersede it.
- Set policies, principles, objectives and limits so that government shall best benefit the general well-being. In order that the nation’s assets shall be available to serve the long-term well-being of the People, the IQA shall foster:
- Reduction in waste for all forms of the nation’s assets.
- Increasing all forms of the nation’s assets.
- Promotion of effective efficiency-i.e., doing the right things well for the right objectives.
- Resolve issues of importance to the People that the government has not addressed adequately, because, for example, government:
- Is politically unable to take them up.
- Will not resolve them because Congresspersons have a personal conflict of interests.
- Will not resolve them because to do so would be contrary to the wishes of a set of special interest groups.
- Is otherwise unwilling to resolve them.
- Has neglected to deal with them.
- The IQA shall avoid focusing on advancing Initiatives that:
- Address problems that are at core symptomatic and/or intractable, however emotionally appealing (unless they tackle the core problems).
- Will incur significant expenditures, but are unfunded (unless the funds are created by the Initiative or the costs are relatively small).
- Comprise nationwide actions that could effectively be tried and proved first at a willing State level (unless they support a State trial).
- Compete with or nullify Congressional legislation (unless the People clearly wish it).