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)

Oregon Initiative

In 1902, Oregon was the first State to use an effective signature petition system to qualify initiatives for vote by the People. All the US States, Cities, and Counties that use Direct Initiatives adopted this “Oregon System”. However, the system is easily corruptible.