Lobbying Quotes

Quotes tagged as "lobbying" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Barry M. Goldwater
“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.”
Barry M. Goldwater

Barry M. Goldwater
“I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism.”
Barry M. Goldwater

Patrick, Baron Devlin
“Under a system in which no single question is submitted to the electorate for direct decision, an ardent minority for or against a particular measure may often count for more than an apathetic majority.”
Patrick, Baron Devlin, The Enforcement of Morals

Steven Magee
“Very few of the common people realize that the political and legal systems have been corrupted by decades of corporate lobbying.”
Steven Magee

“These were lobbyists—many of them compensated quite handsomely not to react as human beings.”
Ron Suskind, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

“Fashion and public relations share a charter to turn life to their own advantage, to make malleable and commercially useful the naked human perception. Both interests consider life too small, dull, and colorless to get itself sufficiently noticed without the lobbying efforts of professionals.”
Kennedy Fraser

“And the banks - hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created - are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.”
Richard Joseph Durbin

Max Weber
“Weber,... argues that... personal bias should not preclude the scientific ascertainment of objective historical facts.”
Max Weber, From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology

Adam Smith
“To widen the market and to narrow the competition, is always the interest of the dealers. (...) The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.”
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

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