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)

2.4: Prevent Initiative Rights Abuse

Prevent Initiative Rights Abuse by Citizens or organizations who propose initiatives, especially where their abuse attempts to clog or confuse the system with publication of an excess of proposed initiatives or comments on proposed initiatives initiated by themselves or through their surrogates are subject to punishment. The maximum penalty is one year in federal penitentiary plus a maximum fine of five percent of net individual and/or organization assets.

Explanation of Prevent Initiative Rights Abuse

If unconstrained, a malicious group of wealthy persons could arrange to propose many trivial or offensive initiatives. The punishment has to be sufficient to forestall this type of abuse