Originally Posted by mlyonsd
The filibuster is the most brilliant thing we have in our legislative process.
I agree the filibuster is a positive influence on government.
Remember Wisconsin's union-busting law? They don't have filibusters in a lot of state legislatures, so the minority's last-ditch move is to leave the state
and hide out to prevent a quorum from being met.
If you tossed out the filibuster, instead of Republican filibusters, Republicans could hop on a ship and sail to international waters to avoid quorum.
The filibuster is decidedly less insane.
Which is why nobody's suggesting removing it.