Why are politically active citizen groups generally more ideological—whether conservative or liberal—than is the society as a whole? Why are citizens with strong views more attracted to organized political activity than those with more moderate opinions? Explain your answer with specific examples.

Optional: There are many interest groups in America. After reviewing those found here (http://www.twyman-whitney.com/americancitizen/links/lobbies.htm) or here (http://votesmart.org/interest-groups#.UX_95ko7ZyY), pretend that you are going to join one and explain why. Then list two or three that you would not care to join and why.

The response should be a least 200 words