Thread: General Politics Filibuster Reform Is Upon Us
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by mlyonsd View Post
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.
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