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)

Direct Democracy

“Direct democracy… is a form of democracy in which people decide… policy initiatives directly. Direct democracy is… distinct from representative democracy [used in the U.S.] in which people vote for representatives who then decide policy initiatives.” (Courtesy © Wikipedia)