Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by shane0911, Apr 7, 2017.
We should almost never side with the majority because they are generally pretty stupid
One of the mistake was to eliminate the requirement that to sustain a filibuster those engaging in it had to hold the floor and speak continually. Now all they do is vote and that takes the effort out of it. It has become a easy political game to play rather than a serious effort. Only on Democrat senator had the gumption to follow form. He spoke for 15 hours. Whether I agree with his stand or not I salute him for the way he did it.
This isn't a partisan comment as both parties are complicit in destroying the power of the filibuster. I believe this change took place relatively recently in the 80's I think but I'm open to correction.
If they want it to gain its meaning and import restore the rule that requires effort to hold one.
No more Mr Smith goes to Washington