Politics

The National Initiative and
Referendum Amendment

(www.ni4d.org)


Section 1.

National Initiative and Referendum Procedures. The People shall have the power to approve or disapprove any law or policy through the means of the Initiative and the Referendum. Any US citizen of voting age may submit a petition for national consideration on the election ballot.

Section 2.

1. Establishment of the American Council. A Council of twenty members will be selected at random from social security numbers by a computer, programmed for absolute random selection. This Council, selected similar to a jury, will adhere to a code of ethics of the highest standards and be of at least average IQ and competence. Council members shall serve between two to four years. It is estimated that an average of ten to twenty hours of time will be spent per week by Council members. No person shall become an American Council member until s/he has attained the age of thirty five. No government official in office shall be eligible to serve on the council, neither shall any lawyer, judge, paralegal, or law student. Individuals serving will be reimbursed based on their highest year of earning in the past as verified by IRS records or compensated fairly and adequately for their time if no past earnings have been recorded.


2. Responsibilities of the American Council. The Council will reword approved petitions into ballot measures that are legal, viable and understandable to any voter with at least a sixth grade education The chief function of the Council will be to prioritize ballot measures in order of importance and list ballot measures in this order on the ballot, with the ballot proposition listed first considered by the Council to be most important. In this way voters can concentrate on priority issues. Ballot Measures that receive seventy five percent of voter approval become law effective on or before ninety days from date of passage. Any responsibilities of the Council can be overridden or modified by an Initiative of The People.

Section 3.

The American Council may propose a national law or policy through the Referendum process. This does not require any signatures on petitions but rather is a proposed law that is placed on the ballot strictly after the measure has passed a vote of the members of the American Council with an eighty percent majority with each member having one vote. The American Council may not propose a law that directly countermands or overturns a law that has passed through the Initiative process by The People. Neither may the Council recommend that an Initiative be brought before the People. A law that is passed in this way can only be overturned by a later proposal put forth in Initiative form by The People.

Section 4.

Any citizen of America may submit a petition for national consideration on the ballot in two ways: First, s/he may ask for an audience with the Council or submit the proposal in writing. If the American Council deems the proposal worthy of a vote, they may call for an instant national election that is non binding. If the proposal passes this non binding referenda of the viewing audience of American citizens, the petitioner may be given ten minutes of air time on national television and radio, during which presentation and translation of her/is proposal shall be made. S/he may then call for a signature campaign to begin in all states. This will give her/him a head start over the more laborious method two.


Method Two: If a petitioner does not want to appear before the American community and call for a non binding election, s/he may begin the process of collecting signatures on petition forms approved by the American Council. When signatures of at least two percent of the voters from thirty four states have been gathered, the American Council will verify the validity of those signatures in any manner they choose. If sufficient signatures are verified the Council will place the proposed law or policy on the next official national election ballot, which shall be held once every second year. Petitions may gather signatures electronically via telephone, TV, computer, FAX or in any other expedient and efficient means.

Section 5.

The American Council shall have the power to enforce this article through the Referendum process, and The People shall have the power to enforce this article or overrule any Referendum through the Initiative process. State or local issues will be addressed at the state Initiative level.


We encourage your support of the National Initiative and Referendum Amendment to the US Constitution! This Initiative Amendment supports Direct or True Democracy in America where The People have the power to make laws in their own behalf on the national level. Some of the suggestions for your active participation include:


1. Make extra copies of this document and freely distribute!


2. Provide copies of this Initiative to candidates running for national offices.


3. Collect voter signatures of those in support of The National Initiative and Referendum Amendment. Send signed form to your Congressmen,



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State Voter #, Driver's Lic or SS#

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