Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The Republicans may be damned sorry they introduced legislation to end the filibuster. This country needs to get some things done, and a clear majority have demanded it. The filibuster is the Senate's money train, anytime a bill shows up some corporation doesn't like, all's #59 Senator has to do is deliver his ass to them for a big fat legal campaign contribution. It is a cornerstone of the system of legalized bribery that has evolved in this country, and I think it's time for it to go. It also seems to me it violates the Constitution's requirement that the government must guarantee it's citizens a "republican form of government" - that's in the Constitution, and the filibuster ain't. It sure doesn't seem that's what we are getting when one senator can block the desires of 40 million people.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 11-05-2008 at 07:30 AM.