This holds true in today's politics, some interest group would try to impose their political will on others indirectly by means of electioneering. Electing and Re-electing politicians, who support their cause into government office is one of the important part of the interest group's mission. Many groups help candidates financially and get their members out to vote for them. Recently, such practice is done by PACs (Public Action Committees), which help the interest groups channel their funds into the campaigns of choice of politicians. Interest groups also try to influence government policy by lobbying and filing court cases to influence Congressmen to agree or disagree with a particular bill. Interest groups may also try to lobby the president by suggesting information, submitting proposals, and by trying to influence the minds of the various department secretaries.
Another concern by the founding fathers was that interest groups might not have great influence on the community because of their inability to spread the ideas to people and consequently gain more membership. ...Show more