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)

Indirect Initiatives

“In an indirect initiative, a measure is first referred [by the IQA] to the legislature [i.e., Congress], and then put [by the IQA] to a popular vote only if not enacted by [Congress].” (Courtesy © Wikipedia)