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)


“A member of an oligarchy.” “Oligarchy… is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people…distinguished by …wealth, family ties, corporate, religious, or military control.” “Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical….” “[A] synonym for rule by the rich…is plutocracy.” (Courtesy © Wikipedia)