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)

Civil Unrest

In the United States, there have been 263 incidents of rioting, civil unrest, violent labor disputes, minor insurrections, revolts, and one civil war in 233 years since the Revolution – on average just over one per year.  (Courtesy © Wikipedia)