Letters: Mar. 24, 1986

Lo, the Lobbyist

To the Editors:

There is an adage that people get the kind of government they deserve. My question: What crimes did America commit over the past 200 years to merit being shackled today with a travesty like influence peddlers [NATION, March 3]? Marshall S. Berdan Washington

Your story on lobbying was an eye-opener. It says much about the state of our republic that so many former public officials can land private sinecures and then use these positions to undermine the policies they once upheld. In some countries, lobbyists would be called double agents. Eric Steel Oakland

Even though...

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