Thread: Legal Nuclear option by Reid
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #141
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Originally Posted by thecoffeeguy View Post
So basically break what our founding fathers purposely put in. This is so the majority party does not steam roll the minority party.
The founding fathers did not come up with the filibuster (not as a tool to force a super-majority to pass anything anyway), and would not have supported it.

It happened completely by accident. The original purpose was to delay things long enough to let a Senator hurry back to the Senate in his carriage to vote.

Generations later, someone read the rules, thought about the filibuster, and went "hey wait a minute, we could block this legislation..." and the rest is history.
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