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Should the influence of special interests be expanded (yes) or lessened (no) in American politics?

  • Special Interests In American Politics

    I personally think that the influence of special interests should be expanded in American politics because of the government and the decisions that the government make. I personally think that the influence of special interests should be expanded because of society as well as the economy. I personally think that the influence of special interests should be expanded in American politics.

  • Special interests should be minimized

    The influence of special interests should be lessened in American politics. Both businesses and organizations often have too much influence on our elected officials. This does not allow us to always work for the American people the way we should. Taxpayers are the biggest block of people in the US, and they should be the only special interest.

  • Whether it is personal or publicly.

    I believe special interests should not be based upon personal interest. If these group want to be influential in social; there should be other constituents to examine their interests, performances, and their efforts; to that effect that their interest won't hurt public comfort and their interest is not based on their own personal intention.

  • No, we have too many special interests.

    There are too many special interests as it stands now in the politics of the United States and most of it is built on wealth and power wanting more wealth and power. So we need to minimize rather than expand this type of influence because it is skewing the political process.

  • Regular Citizens Must Have a Voice

    By letting special interests dominate politics, the risk of the United States becoming a corrupt state grow. We should look to other countries like Russia and China where influence is freely bought and sold; in those states, the rule of law is weak and regular citizens have very little say in the political process. Steps must be taken to ensure that regular citizens have a reasonable voice in the political process.


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