TITLE

Is Lobbying for Commercial Purposes Offensive? Con

AUTHOR(S)
Gilbert, Charles C.
PUB. DATE
December 1929
SOURCE
Congressional Digest;Dec29, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article argues against lobbying in the U.S. legislative processes. Sometimes the man who introduces a bill knows what it is about, but seventy-five per cent of the bills introduced in a legislative body come from the outside and originate in the minds of people who either have axes to grind, enemies to punish or grudges to satisfy. The greatest travesty upon the legislative procedure in the U.S. is the saving clause of every law, namely, "the public welfare requires it." The public welfare, which of course means the people, would fare a thousand times better if 90 per cent of the laws enacted were never heard of.
ACCESSION #
12298337

 

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