In theory, lobbying is actually good for democracy. Anyone can approach his or her elected representative with an idea for change. Lobbyists have the ability to ensure that the rights of the minority aren't crushed by the tyranny of the majority. In reality, however, lobbying is a game for insiders. Professional lobbyists spend their entire lives on the Hill, cultivating personal relationships with various representatives, often backed by corporations with billions to spend. It ensures that the voices of the richest lobbyists get heard and the average American fighting for change is left out in the cold.