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)

Which Are the Amendment’s Enabling Documents?

The following table shows the six key enabling documents (with links) presented in this website:

U.S. Constitution Documents Constitutional Amendment with two referenced documents:
Constitutional Orders to Government to establish the Initiatives process
Initiatives Qualifying Assembly (IQA) Rules defining and managing how Initiatives get onto Federal Election Ballots
State Documents Calling a Constitutional Convention using: In 16 States with Direct Constitutional Initiatives, voters should incorporate the U.S. Constitutional Amendment into their State Constitutions, permanently requiring applications to Congress and demanding ratification. With Legislative Initiatives in an additional 8 States, they can legislatively require applications to Congress and demand ratification.
State Referendums available in all States.
In the balance of 14 non-Initiative States needed to make up a total of 38 States to ratify the Amendment, it will be a harder battle, but the People can focus their efforts to pass a Referendum or enact Legislation in one state after another – e.g., using the Initiatives Amendment Pledge as a voting guide for State and Federal Candidates.
State Legislation bypassing Referendum or Initiative in proactive States concerned by the dominance and harm of Federal Plutocracy.

State Initiatives can compel 16 States to adopt the specific Constitutional Amendment language required by the People, creating a de facto standard that will guide referenda and legislation in other States. Reconciliation of different versions will occur at the Constitutional Convention of the States.  Each State representative at the Convention will clearly understand the States and the People’s demands (and voting consequences), though the Convention is a Federal Function. The sequence between the enabling documents is shown in a flow chart.