President Barrack H Obama's decision to restrict his administration from involvement with the lobbyists has set a new code of ethics. For many decades now, Washington has been inundated with hordes of lobbyists who mint billions by getting legislation passed to benefit their clients. Things have come to a pass where America's foreign policy is being moulded through the controversial intervention of these lobbyists. The unregulated greed of Washington's ruling elite and the ubiquitous lobbyists in their tow has taken the economy into a recession. President Obama has set himself high goals by declaring to follow in the footsteps of men of vision like Abraham Lincoln. -R. CHAUDHRY, Texas, USA, via e-mail, January 25.