- Robert Winner
- Joseph City, AZ
- United States
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Killing the filibuster in Congress
After the election Senator Reid stated that he will sponsor a change to the rules which would essentially kill the filibuster. In 1975 the democrats changed the rules from a 2 thirds to a 3 fifths for override and the verbage changed to read from those present and voting to those duly chosen and sworn. Reid tried this a couple of years ago and his own party shot it down. This may not seem like a big thing but it is the only voice the minority in congress has.
In my opinion this would stop any hope of congress working together and members of the minority would be without vote or voice and may as well not attend.
Filibusters are seldom used and the very threat of a filibuster bring on a vote for cloture.
It could be seen that Senator Reid has said we do not want to work things out and we will be able to force our views without decent. Has a Politburo ring to it. The administration would no longer have to go around congress to implement stainability and cap and trade acts.
The voice of nealy half of the US would be silenced.
What is you opinion. Should the filibuster be killed?