The following argument gradually increase in difficulty. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 Many people believe that the crime of bribery cannot extend to campaign contributions.
2 From a legal standpoint, however, countless campaign contributions are in fact bribes.
3 A bribe is anything of value or advantage given with the intent to unlawfully influence the person to whom it is given in his official capacity.
4 A campaign contribution is certainly something of value or advantage. Furthermore,
5 every contribution from a lobbyist or special interest group is given with the intent to influence voting, and
6 thousands of such contributions are made in every important election.