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  •  filibuster never had an original purpose (2+ / 0-)
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    it was a mistake.

    and decades later it was realized that one could use this mistake to block what the majority wanted.

    the very word "filibuster" reveals the true nature of the thing - it comes from the Dutch word for piracy.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:41:30 AM PST

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