• “Only when politicians have no power to offer other men’s property–and their own souls–for sale in the name of the “public interest” will we have true “campaign finance” reform.” — EDWIN LOCKE

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” ‘Lobbying’ is the activity of attempting to influence legislation by privately influencing the legislators. It is the result and creation of a mixed economy—of government by pressure groups. Its methods range from mere social courtesies and cocktail-party or luncheon ‘friendships’ to favors, threats, bribes, blackmail.” — AYN RAND