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)

Right and Duty

“The Declaration of Independence: IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 …Governments …deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed …whenever…Government becomes destructive …it is the Right of the People …to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government” (Declaration of Independence)