The Political Animal

The Care and Feeding of the (American) Political Animal (Stephen Foster, Adv Today, 5 Aug 2011)

.Where religious interest groups have the most influence is where they find the greatest number of adherents to the ‘principles’ and policies for which they advocate. Put another way, politicians will advocate for principles and policies that are most commonly held by those whom they purportedly represent; and again make no mistake, politicians who are elected in states, districts, or municipalities where religious interest groups are most influential — because of the particular cultural or religious composition of their particular constituencies — are just as willing to listen to, and act on behalf of, those interests as they are any other similarly influential interest group. [complete article]

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