What is the function of political lobbying?

This is for U.S. History and Government

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Theoretically speaking, lobbying in democratic system meant that average people gather to support contemporary issue that the government dose not know of. But organized lobby like we have to day in the USA is un democratic their issues do not represent the rest of the nation most have a single issue like the Israeli lobby or the oil lobby. The lobby buy votes direct or in direct for politicians who support lobby issue. It will be ok if we all have lobbies and then it will be democratic for all.

  • 1 decade ago

    renegades is confused, he's thinking of a fillibuster, not a lobbyist

    The function of a lobbyist is to try to influence members of congress about issues before congress. Though there have been cases of abuse of the system, lobbyists have existed since at least the 1850's (the term lobbyist comes from Lincoln's era, they would meet congressmen in the lobby of the Willard hotel in washington) and have often been an integral part of getting laws passed. It should also be pointed out that while big oil, the NRA, and other companies have a large lobbying presence, it was lobbyists for the NAACP and the ACLU who gained many rights for Americans legislatively.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A lobbyist is one that talks on any subject to keep a bill from passing. As long as he has the floor, the bill can't be voited on and he can make the time run out. Some lobbyist, work in the reverse order. They lobby to get bills passed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To influence as much as possible the composition and the passage of legislation. It is not uncommon for Congressmen to submit Bills that have been written BY lobbyists!

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