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)

Initiative Selection Process

    1. Initiative Selection is an elimination process using a ranking system and common sense. Rapid initial elimination slows to lengthy deliberation. The IQA shall hire outside consultants to help review and improve these selection procedures based on experience. The IQA may call upon, and compensate as appropriate, persons to provide presentations and testimony as needed.
    2. The IQA shall determine the final number of Candidate Initiatives based on their overall worthiness and readiness for nationwide vote. Any that are important but not ready shall be postponed rather than hastily presented. The IQA shall be under no obligation nor make any attempt to fill the maximum allowable number of Initiatives.
    3. If the number of proposed initiatives is beyond the processing capacity of the IQA:
      1. The IQA may postpone the evaluation of some proposed Initiatives until it can catch up.
      2. Shall implement systems and procedures to accommodate the work load.
      3. May temporarily make a cursory selection of important proposed Initiatives for immediate focus.
      4. May propose an Initiative to the People to modify the Initiative proposal process and improve its manageability.<


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