The Senate Filibuster is a gross anomaly.
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Posted by Hanson (+2168) one month ago
The present Senate Filibuster, a gross anomaly of the original, where a Senator could delay a vote as long as he was addressing the Senate body, is destroying this country. We cannot have a productive and effective democracy when 41 Senators are in absolute control of congress.

I understand why the founders of this democracy set up the legislative branch as it did. They set it up with the House of Representatives based upon population. They provided for equality in the Senate with two senators for each state. However, they provided nothing in the Constitution that legitimizes any political maneuver, like a filibuster, to allow a minority of states to be in absolute control of one of the branches of government, the congress.

When you do the math, you find that the present 41 Senators only represent about 24 percent of the population. Because we are in a state with a small population and therein part of the 24 percent in control, some may feel this is just fine. However, when a senator can declare a filibuster and then he or she, and their party, just leave to go have cocktails, it is untenable. The filibuster may very well lead to an ugly end to our Democratic Republic.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) one month ago
If they insist on keeping it, make it the original filibuster where they had to keep talking rather than just send an email notification.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) one month ago
All I can add to this conversation, is that Republicans suck.

And those who will inevitably down vote me, please reply why Republicans don't suck. Because I ain't seeing it.
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Posted by Hanson (+2168) one month ago
Reply to Gunnar Emilsson (#382900)
In agreeing with Gunnar, the only question remaining is how much Republicans suck? Current events, including their response to January 6, pretty much establish that Republicans have lost any semblance of patriotism. Sometime back you could point to their venomous opposition to Democratic programs like, among others, the forty-hour week, Social Security and Medicare. Now, as a group, they do not even care if this country maintains the free and economic environment in which most of their ancestors accumulated wealth. The wealth of which I speak is the accumulated wealth that was passed on to them. Presently, there are so many examples of their traitorous behavior it’s hard to pick one over another.

How about what the Republican party has done to our constitutionally recognized postal service? The orange-headed cockroach put DeJoy in as the Postmaster General to wreck our postal service during the last election and he continues to do the cockroach’s bidding. Our domestic mail has been slowed to a snail pace and now it is almost impossible to even access foreign mail service. What about the Republicans’ current ongoing attempt to wreck international diplomacy? Maybe they want President Biden to assume the position of an international clown that the orange-headed cockroach enjoyed. What other motive would they have in refusing to confirm President Biden’s United States Ambassador nominations? Biden has made sixty-four ambassador nominations and the Senate has confirmed one, leaving sixty-three pending. Again, this is just another example of the nonstop traitorous use of the filibuster by Republicans.
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