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)

Self Education and Advice

The IQA shall arrange the Members shall have the materials and information for self education. Special care shall be taken on the issues of an initiative before the IQA votes to advance the initiative to Draft Candidate Initiative status. This shall take precedence over the number of initiatives that are advanced. The IQA shall have no limitations on its sources of advice, data, information, knowledge and self-education except that the sources should be diverse and independent. This may include the use of consultants and experts, reading materials and Internet sources, Government information, Think Tanks, hearings, Citizens Jury methods, Deliberative Polling methods, Deliberative Blog methods, crowd-sourcing, subpoenaed testimony, and their equivalents, which may be paid for by the IQA and may be provided by third parties. Reasonable requests for information by individual Members shall be fulfilled. No source of advice may become institutionalized such that any special interest influence or long-term individual influence may be brought to bear on the IQA.

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