Elections are mostly rigged contests fought betwixt two competing special interests.
Ballot initiatives are no different but when the cause is progressive then invoking the slave-owner founders becomes chic.
Here's one local example out of many . . .
"What's the best way to participate in our democracy? The Flatland team explores one of the unique ways Missouri citizens are able to make direct changes to the state constitution known as the ballot initiative. We take a look at the pros and cons of the process that's intended to get the public's concerns on the ballot."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .