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  •  What's in there. (4+ / 0-)
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    ferg, mightymouse, jgilhousen, Simplify

    What's in the Constitution is a careful detailing of the kinds of votes that actually do require a supermajority, and what that supermajority should be.

    When it's not in there, there's a reason, and it likely means something.

    •  There's also Article I Section 3 Clause 4, which (1+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse

      IMHO makes it exceedingly clear that legislation is supposed to be able to be passed in the Senate when there is a majority support for the legislation.

      We have nothing to fear but fear itself

      by bhouston79 on Thu May 17, 2012 at 05:43:08 PM PDT

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