Initiatives v Oligarchy

Our Founders' Warning: “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)


“Lobbying…[by lobbyists] is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups (interest groups).” (Courtesy © Wikipedia) Some lobbying is benign and can benefit the People; but Oligarchy’s massively funded lobbying is for self-interest and bribery of officials.