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"Congressman, why are you against the amendment?"

"Do I support the Democracy For All amendment? No! Why would I support something that hurts me? I mean, come on, it's common sense. This proposed amendment would ruin everything I've worked so hard for as a member of Congress. It's like shooting ourselves in the foot, but with a bazooka!

"Let me tell you, my dear readers, just how disastrous this amendment would be. It claims to be all about democracy and fairness, but let's face it, it's just a sneaky way to take away our beloved donors. Those generous souls who fund our campaigns, ensuring that we have the resources to fight for what truly matters: our own re-elections.

"You see, these donors are more than just financial backers. They are our partners in democracy. They help us day in and day out, crafting those intricate legislative bills that most of us couldn't draft if our lives depended on it. And let's not forget about the crucial vote greasing. Oh, the joys of political horse-trading! Without our lobbyist friends, we'd be lost.

"Sure, some people might argue that relying on special interest money undermines the integrity of our democracy. But who cares about integrity when there are gifts, upgrades, and special favors at stake? I mean, have you ever tasted the sweet nectar of a first-class airplane seat or experienced the thrill of staying in a luxurious hotel? It's like living in a dream!

"But the perks are just the tip of the iceberg. The resources these donors provide are what truly matter. They help us do our jobs efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly. Need research on a complex issue? They've got it covered. Need a team of experts to analyze policy proposals? They've got that too. They make my job so much easier, and I don't want any of that to go away.

"I know some of my constituents back home may not always agree with the way I vote, but hey, my job is more important to keep... if not for them, then for the sake of the party! We need to stay strong, united, and well-funded if we want to push our agenda forward. After all, the end justifies the means, right?

"So, my friends, you can understand why I cannot, in good conscience, support the Democracy For All amendment. It may sound noble on the surface, but it's a wolf in sheep's clothing. It would strip us of our cherished donors, leaving us stranded without the support and resources we need to keep this political machine running smoothly.

"Let's be realistic here. Democracy is messy, and money is an integral part of it. If we want to get things done, we need to embrace the system as it is. Sure, there may be flaws, but that's what makes it fun, right? So let's raise a glass to our donors, our partners in democracy, and continue fighting for the things that matter most: ourselves. Cheers!"

(An imagined argument by a member of Congress against the amendment.)

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