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    ciganka, len chaitin

    I meant to say the "Nuclear Option" is hyperbole, that it's as bad as the NRA's overstating its value, that the words, "Nuclear Option" conjure up some sort of world ending catastrophe, suggesting the end of democracy, while ironically, the demise of democracy happens right within earshot of these words' usage.

    Their employ keeps people from rational thinking, from referencing the constitution and the simple majority rule of the senate, allowing a tyrannical minority to gain more and more power in the shadows until they have usurped entirely the will of the senate, as we have witness to these last several months.

    It's clear there are senators in the minority, and presidential wannabees who see their powers of obstruction more in terms of media presence and political leverage than in terms of actual governance.

    When left unchecked, this can bode little but harm for the long term fortunes of our democracy and the good of our country and our economy.

    Fixing the filibuster could be an important corrective in finding our way back to some semblance of sanity and civility in the ways of our government.

    "Gun violence places a tremendous burden on America's health care system. Direct medical costs for gunshot wounds total more than six million dollars a day." - The Violence Policy Center

    by Beastly Fool on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 04:46:12 PM PDT

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