do pressure groups undermine democracy?

DO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY

- the first amendment means that pressure groups are exercising their right to freedom of expression. meaning pressure group activity can be seen to uphold the democratic values of American society; it is enshrined in the US constitution.

- they allow for a multitude of racial and ethical groups to be represented and have a voice.

- lobbyists and pressure groups can provide expertise and information to the government, which means they are improving the condition of the ruling government.

- pressure groups are a strong way to uphold…

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