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)

1: State Problems

Among many State problems and offenses against the people of this State, the U.S. Congress denies their constitutional rights in law and/or in principle:

  1. The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution explicitly intends the federal Government to promote the general well-being of the people. Instead, Congress excessively promotes special interests over the people’s well-being.
  2. Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution asserts that the people shall choose their congressional representatives. To excess, Congress and special interests influence selection of the slate of candidates, financially exclude excellent candidates, influence candidate loyalties, and influence the media content presented to the public.
  3. These State problems and offenses greatly harm the people, these United States, and this State. Currently, only Congress has the power to resolve these problems. Congress, however, has long demonstrated that it is unwilling to implement effective solutions and that it is unable to reform itself. Over many years, federal government has fully institutionalized the problems; they are now the intractable norm.

Explanation of State Problems

This perspective on the Problems addresses the constitutional issues to lay a foundation for the next section. The web page on more general range of Problems is probably too extensive and argumentative to be included in a bill. The form shown here is a rough equivalent of an indictment that includes two of the most egregious legal issues and omits naming other offences.