Source: We The People [Obama admin.]
quote: Assuming you can even MAKE it illegal; If you make lobbying illegal, you have to actually be able to ENFORCE the law. For the most part, politicians are above the law. For example look at all the insider trading that goes on in Washington. Criminal levels of it, widely known and illegal, and nothing can be done about it.We've spent the last 60+ years twisting the Constitution so that all the power rests in the hands of elected officials. Who have NO term limits, who CAN legally make laws for the rest of us that they're exempt from, etc etc. We could go on all day.So think about it. You're asking the same people with all the power to pass laws, to pass laws against themselves. How exactly is that going to work again?
quote: I suppose it's fair to bring him (or perhaps one day, her)
quote: Until the majority of the public realizes what's going on and cares to change it, nothing will get done.