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  •  I Don't Mind The Fillbuster (7+ / 0-)

    but sounding like Jimmy Stewart here, get on the darn floor and filibuster. I am 100% you protesting this or that. But these blind filibusters blow my mind. That I can shut down the government of the United States and I don't even have to attach my name is painful to me.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 04:45:23 AM PDT

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    •  we have constitutional protection vs majority rule (5+ / 0-)

      but they are specific

      there are certain things protected from being overridden by a will of the majority or their representatives

      that was the purpose of the Bill of Rights - to put some things beyond the power of a simple majority

      last time i checked the ability to totally stop government functioning by use of the filibuster was not constitutionally protected.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 04:48:22 AM PDT

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