End the filibuster, now

End the filibuster, now

    1. Petition by

      james m nordlund

      Fargo, ND

As you must be awae of, the Founding Fathers worked to create a Constitution that would both ensure a truly democratic process and make changing the Constitution difficult by specifying a two-thirds majority vote.  The Senate rule that requires a 60/40 majority to end a filibuster has often been useful to the minority despite being contrary to the intent of the Constitution.  Nevertheless, the unseemly and clumsy health care debate has revealed the danger to orderly government of allowing a minority, or even one individual, to demand changes to what a clear majority agrees upon.  The Senate must abolish the filibuster rule entirely.  Allow simple majority votes to pass important legislation, as in the House, now. 

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    • Barrett Belveal WESTPORT, WA
      • 12 months ago

      Don't sit still and watch the other side run the show this way any more! It makes you appear complicit, and frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if you D's are.

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    • Peter Levy MONTVALE, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      The filibuster has long outlived its usefulness and does nothing but hinder legislation, no matter who is in the majority. Push the button, Sen. Reid. You'll find out later that the so-called "nuclear option" will just fizzle like a dud firecracker.

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    • Dylan Doland OAK CREEK, WI
      • over 1 year ago

      Michelle Obama

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    • Justin Murray FRANKLIN, WI
      • over 1 year ago

      I love Bush.

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    • Charles Bennett RIO RANCHO, NM
      • over 1 year ago

      The Framers would not have approved of filibusters which block legislation favored by a clear, simple majority of the Senate.

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