Have you heard the word?
And that word is…..FILIBUSTER
The media has a new fixation…..the proposed fight over the ‘filibuster’….that super majority rule in the Senate…….
We have two back bench Dems in the Senate that are making sure that all attention is leveled on them…..Sen. Machin and Sen. Sinema……without this attention they would return to being a non-productive member of the Senate.
Sinema recently made the statement that the Founders created the filibuster to protect the minority…..first it is BS the idea of a filibuster is nowhere in the Constitution….the Founders did not foresee the rise of the political parties……
My suggestion is these political slugs should read the document that they use a political prop…..I can help……
Then there is addendum put in the Constitution to appease the whiny states like Virginia….the Bill of Rights…..
For Christ sake…read the document!
The first so-called filibuster was used in 1837 (way after the ratification of the Constitution)….the filibuster arose from a loophole…..
The loophole that permits a senator’s right to speak endlessly on the senate floor dates to Vice President Aaron Burr, who declared in 1805 that the Senate need not be burdened by too many procedural rules. Back then a process to end debate on legislation, known as the “previous question” motion, was rarely used, so upon Burr’s recommendation, the senate dropped it in 1806.
Minority party senators soon figured out that talking endlessly on the Senate floor could prolong debate indefinitely and gum up progress on a bill or nomination. The first successful filibuster was recorded in 1837, when a group of Whig senators who opposed President Andrew Jackson filibustered to prevent Jackson’s allies from expunging a resolution of censure against him.
Basically Aaron Burr, the VP at the time, is believed to be the father of the filibuster….
Under original Senate rules, cutting off debate required a motion that passed with a simple majority. But in 1806, after Vice President Aaron Burr argued that the rule was redundant, the Senate stopped using the motion.
Rarely has this technique of delay has ever ended well…..
If this country is ever to move forward then it is time for this delaying tactic to go the way of the do-do.
I these parasites cannot overturn this piece of manure…then at least be accurate and read the Constitution!
Turn The Page!
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”