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)

Initiatives Amendment

The purpose of the proposed Initiatives Amendment is to provide the People with on-going power to correct the Peoples’ Government when it becomes misrepresentative, ineffective, or corrupt. It authorizes some direct democracy by the People using nationwide ballot initiatives based on the Athenian initiative system. However, in all other regards, our Representative Democracy government will continue to operate without change.