Why the Filibuster is Important

by Sal on February 25, 2010

in Politics

There has been a lot of talk lately on ending the filibuster.  Democrats have proposed ending the 60-vote cloture threshold as well as the idea of pushing sweeping controversial legislation through via reconciliation.  The filibuster is an important institution in our nation and needs to be preserved.  But don’t take my word for it, take the word of Harry Reid (D-NV), Joe Biden (presidential court jester), Hillary Clinton (SecState), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chris Dodd (D-CT) and even Barack Obama himself:

I couldn’t have put it much better myself.  The filibuster helps to ensure that legislation passed has broad popular support and is not simply enacted by the “tyranny of the majority.”  Remember, the framers enacted a bi-cameral legislature consisting of both the House and Senate for a reason.  Look for a full discussion on the filibuster on the next edition of Axis of Right Radio, coming out next week.

H/T: Red Mass Group

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