ummm..hello? as i clearly stated, it is the foundation of our form of governance. of course it has been around since then!<quoted text>
Again, lobbying itself has been around since the country began. There are good and bad lobbyists. I'm saying corporate lobbyists have more influence over legislation than most.
so you only want the lobbyists that you like...i see.
again, i clearly outlined the problem that has led to the lobbying problem. the problem is not our form of governance, it is our complacent electorate.