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Author Topic:   Should We Get Rid of the Filibuster?
Tanypteryx
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Message 3 of 8 (855292)
06-18-2019 1:09 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Chiroptera
06-18-2019 1:03 PM


as was apparent during the Obama administration, gives too much power to the executive branch.

Did you really mean legislative branch here?


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Message 7 of 8 (855373)
06-18-2019 9:39 PM
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06-18-2019 9:13 PM


Re: Filebuster away, but you have to do the talking
I thought the one guy has to do all the talking. I seem to remember a movie, with Jimmie Stewart playing a congressman, maybe Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, where he talks until he drops.

So is the rule that 60 votes in the Senate can override a filibuster?


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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