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FILIBUSTER: Let the majority rule

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Nov. 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm with No Comments »
November 22, 2013 2:41 pm

America was founded on the concept of majority rule, and we have been a shining example to the rest of the world. But for some people that is not enough. Unfortunately, politicians have figured out ways to get around that concept.

For example, when some members of Congress are extremely opposed to certain proposed legislation, they are allowed to filibuster and obstruct the will of the majority because it requires 60 votes to end one and that often leads to stagnation and/or sleazy backroom deals to get enough votes to overturn the will of the majority.

If 51 members of the Senate vote to end a filibuster, that represents a majority. If we truly believe in majority rule, then case closed!

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