Government by the People
Popular Sovereignty is in our American bones. The Declaration of Independence stated that legitimate governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. Our Constitution states that "We the People" ordained and established that foundation document. President Lincoln spoke of a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people."
By establishing the Citizenry as the fourth and highest branch of government, we reclaim our rightful sovereignty.
How it Works
The Citizens will choose the policy issues on which they will be heard, cast their secure ballots in national referenda (online, by mail, or in person) and the decision of the Citizenry shall be binding upon the lower three branches of government.
It begins with The Caucus, a small group of randomly selected volunteer Citizens who must come to a unanimous decision on what policy issues are to be brought to a national referendum. A new Caucus is convened four times a year
and a new referendum is presented the following quarter.
The decision of the Citizenry will be binding ONLY if three-fifths of all participating voters agree with the proposed policy.
If this high standard is met, the lower three branches of government are bound to implement and uphold the decision. Otherwise, our elected representatives are free to pursue their own policy options.