Lobbying has tarnished Republics throughout the world, not just in the United States. Foreign countries lobby in foreign legislatures to obtain good results (or fail trying). When the Constitution was being drafted, and the Federalist papers were being written to convince citizens of choosing the new Constitutional Federal Republic, James Madison (before he became President of the United Stares) warned against what would become known as lobbying in Federalist No. 10. “Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.” Sometimes the interests of the few far outweigh those of the many because of the power of lobbying through corruption and money. Lobbying has the power to make voices heard, but in modern times, there are more simpler ways for representatives and senators to hear from constituents and interest groups. Therefore, don’t allow lobbying, simple as that.
The Federalist Papers
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