PROBLEM HAS DETERIORATED PAST GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO FIX
SOLUTION WAS ANTICIPATED BY, AND DESIRABLE TO THE FOUNDERS, BUT INFEASIBLE AT THAT TIME
CAMPAIGN FOR AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY CONGRESS OR BY LIMITED CONVENTION
BENEFITS FROM INITIATIVES AMENDMENT SOLUTION
- Authority to Declare War
- Automation and Jobs
- Balanced Budget
- Capital Punishment
- Climate Change Decisions
- Congressional Oversight by the People
- Congressional Term Limits for Representatives and Senators
- Constitutional Amendments Enacted by the Supreme Court
- Corporate Personhood (Citizens United v. FEC)
- Gerrymandering with Redrawn Districts to Favor Incumbent Sitting Members
- Instant Runoff, Alternative, and Transferable Voting
- National Debt, Congressional Controls, and Limits
- Plutocratic Contributions (McCutcheon v. FEC)
- Prescription Healthcare Drug Price Control
- Replace Electoral College by Popular Vote to Elect the President
- Retirement Benefits, Working in Retirement, and Worker-Retiree Ratio
- Supreme Court Justice Recall
- Winner Take All v Fair Representation
- World Population
DETAILS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
- Is There a Summary of the Initiatives Amendment?
- What are Pro Con Features of Initiatives Amendment?
- What Might the Initiatives Amendment Save on Government Waste?
- Are Citizens Competent to be IQA Members?
- Is IQA’s Mandatory Duty Onerous?
- What is Public Opinion of Nationwide Initiatives?
- Does the Amendment Risk Tyranny by Majority or Minority?
- Will Voter Demographics at Elections Affect Campaign Success?
- What can I Do to Help?
- How Do I Lobby for Support?
- How do I Find Candidate’s Addresses?
- Why Are Sitting Members of Congress Almost Always Reelected?
- Is the Bleak Future for Our Children an Outrage?
- Does Congress Fail to Consider Critical Long-Term Issues?
- How Many Initiatives per Federal Election?
- Why Does Congress Find Some Critical Problems Intractable?
- Will Some Congresspersons Support Nationwide Initiatives?
- Can Congress and Oligarchs Prevent Solution?
- Why Not Include U.S. Referendums?
- Why Not Include Congressperson Recall by Electorate?
- Does Congress Create Policies that Harm the People and Favor Special Interests?
- Does Congress Hide Unfunded State and Inter-generational Debts?
- Does Congress Oppose the People Socially, Ethically, and Legally?
- How Does Congress Deny the People’s Choice of Representation?
- Does Congress Encourage Excessive Lobbying?
- What Did Founding Fathers Say Relevant to this Amendment?
- Can State Referenda Ratify an Amendment?
- Which Are the Amendment’s Enabling Documents?
- How Does a Schematic Show How the Amendment Advances?
- Doesn’t the Guarantee Clause Forbid Initiatives?
- Who Has Control of the IQA?
- What Does the Constitution Preamble Say?
- Why Didn’t the Founding Fathers Include Initiatives?
- Are U.S. Initiatives Constitutionally Legal?
- Are There Other Nationwide Initiatives Plans?
- What are Some Relevant Quotations?
- What is the Background and History of Initiatives?
- What is a Direct Initiative and an Indirect Initiative?
- What does it Cost to Propose an Initiative in a Newspaper?
- Which Large Cities Have Initiatives?
- What Are the Initiatives Amendment Campaign Cost Estimates?
- Is Crowd-sourcing Useful for Initiatives?
- How Do the People Propose Initiatives and Approve Them?
- What Safeguards are Provided in this Solution?
- Why Cannot the President Veto Initiatives?
- What Are Deliberative Assembly (IQA) Operating Design Features?
- Can the IQA Improve Random Sample?
- How is the IQA a Deliberative Assembly?
- What Type of Organization is the IQA?
- Is an IQA of 500 Citizens Manageable?
- Why Not Let the IQA Pass Legislation Directly?
- What’s Different in the IQA and a Citizens’ Assembly?
- How Does the Assembly Ensure Its Wisdom?
- Must IQA Members be Registered or Eligible to Vote?
- How Much Will the IQA Cost?
- Can a State Initiative Call for an Article V Convention?
- Why Must State Legislatures Support this Amendment?
- What Are Practical State Benefits of the Amendment?
- What Are Pros and Cons of State Legislator Support for Amendment?
- Who Will Resist State Support of Initiatives Amendment?
- What Is the 2nd Method of Calling an Article V Convention?
- How Can States Avoid Article V 2nd Method Pitfalls?
- Can States Avoid Interstate Compact?
- Which States Have Initiatives?
- Where are there State Referendums but No Initiatives?
- What Are State Citizen Initiative Review Commissions?
- Can a State IQA Replace Signature Petitions?
Draft Peoples’ Initiatives Amendment
1.1: People Reserve Initiatives as their First Power
1.2: Legislative Powers in the People by Initiative Powers
1.3: Initiatives Qualifying Assembly (IQA)
2.2: Initiative Power Parallel to Congress
2.3: Initiatives Emulate Congress Voting the Peoples’ Will
2.4: Initiatives Passed by Electorates’ Vote
2.5: Constitutional Amendments Proposed by Initiative
2.6: Initiatives Article V Ratification of Constitutional Amendment
2.7: Indirect Initiatives to Congress
2.8: Advisory Initiatives Guidance
3.1: Assembly Members are the People’s Sworn Deputies
3.2: Assembly Members Randomly Selected
3.3: Assembly Management Authority
3.4: Assembly Include Congressional Opinions with Initiatives Ballots
3.4: Assembly Include Congressional Opinions with Initiatives Ballots
3.5: Assembly Self-Governing Rules
3.6: Assembly Power Change Control by Supreme Court
4.1: Implementation of Initiatives Amendment by Government Actions
4.2: Governments Shall Preserve, Protect, and Defend Initiatives
4.3: Implementation of Assembly Charter and Rules
5.1: Guarantee Clause Clarification
7.1: State Ratification Within Seven Years
Draft Constitution Orders to Government
1.2: Manage Random Selection of Initial IQA Members
1.4: Direction for IQA Convocation
1.5: Provide IQA Member Training
1.6: Provide Continuing Security
1.9: Access to Government Information
2.0: Congress Shall Enact the Following Legislation:
2.4: Prevent Initiative Rights Abuse
2.7: Proposed Initiative Copyright
3.0: Governmental Combined Actions
3.1: Resolve Jurisdiction Issues
3.2: Enable IQA Members to Perform Their Duties
Assembly Rules: 1 Charter, 2 Bylaws, and 3 Order:
1.1: Repair Deficiencies and Confirm Completions
1.4: Direct Democracy Guidelines
1.10: Members’ Basic Job Description
1.12: IQA Requirements for New Members
1.14: Duration of Relationships
1.16: Members Rewards Recognizing Performance
1.19: Incorporation as a nonprofit Corporation
1.20: Excessive Hardship Excuse
1.21: Losses Not Borne by the IQA
1.24: Minimum Size of Citizen Group
1.25: Minimum Requirements for Organizations
1.26: Initiative Submittal Fee
1.27: Initiative Proposer Identification Validation
1.28: Maximum Number of Initiatives Per Citizen
1.29: Rewards to Authors of Successful Initiatives
1.30: IQA’s Authority to Propose or Change Initiatives
1.33: Readings of Candidate Initiatives
1.35: Member Independent Opinion
1.36: IQA Member’s Oath of Duty
1.38: Congressional Right to Overrule
1.40: Self Education and Advice
1.41: Limit on Candidate Initiatives
1.42: Number of Indirect Initiatives
1.44: U.S. Classified Information
1.45: Confidential and Sunshine Provisions
1.46: Tampering or Influence Avoidance
2.1: Content and Format of Candidate Initiative
2.2: Method to Submit Proposed Initiatives
2.3: Minimum Size of Citizen Groups
2.4: Limit on Proposed Initiatives Per Citizen
2.6: Rewards to Authors’ and Supporters’
2.9: Publication of Initiatives and Feedback (Also Order 3.6)
2.12: Selection of New Members
2.15: Proposed Initiative Testimony and Advice
2.19: Excessive Hardship Excuses Defined
2.22: Statistical Method to Select Members
2.23: IQA Membership Size (Also Charter 1.7)
2.27: Authority to Expend Funds
2.28: Acronyms and Abbreviations
3.2: Election of Moderator and Secretary
3.8: Time in Position of Authority
3.12: Selection of New Members
3.16: Members’ Resign in the First Year
3.17: Orientation and Training of New Members
3.19: Deliberative Task Force (DTF)
3.20: Initiative Stages of Progress
3.21: Initiative Selection Process
3.27: Multiple Choice Initiatives
3.28: Voter Education Materials
3.29: Proposed Initiative Content
3.30: Support and Service Personnel
3.33: Ex-Members’ Non-Disclosure Period
3.34: Library Archive, Publication, and Recognition of Effort
INITIATIVES AMENDMENT PLEDGE
Draft State Constitutional Initiatives for Applications to Congress
0: State Constitutional Initiative
2: States’ Responsibility for Solution
5: Prototype Text Of Initiatives Amendment
6: Legislature Application for Limited Convention
12: Convention Delegates’ Commitment
13: Time Limit For Applications
14: Time Limit to Call The Convention
Draft State Referendums for Applications to Congress
Draft State Legislation for Applications to Congress
1: State’s Citizens Denied Constitutional Rights
- 2: Constitutional Assurances Made to States
- 3: The People Established This State’s Constitution
- 4: This State Endorses the Initiatives Amendment
- 5: Additional Unique Text