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Power to the people, via the legislative branch

There's a reason it comes first. Article One, Section One of the U.S. Constitution says, "all legislative powers shall be vested in a Congress of the United States."

State Constitutions follow a similar path, vesting first powers in the people via their elected representatives – before anything or anyone else.

Policymaking is the exclusive prerogative of the legislative branch of our government. B...


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