Effects of R-60

This proposed Constitutional amendment essentially creates a fourth branch of government. It alters Article I by allowing a popular vote to create law. It alters Article II by not allowing the President an opportunity to veto a law passed by an R-60 vote. It alters Article III by not allowing the Supreme Court the opportunity of judicial review of an R-60 vote. A law passed by an R-60 vote is subservient to a majority vote of both houses of Congress. Ultimate Constitutional power remains with Article I.

R-60 avoids direct democracy by using only state initiated ballot proposals. It creates balance of power by allowing limited oversight of both the Judicial and Legislative branches of government.

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