The filibuster is not just helping authoritarians damage democracy; it's endangering all life on planet Earth, including the future of the human species
In 1939, Winston Churchill said Russia is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”
What better way to describe Thomas Jefferson’s failed experiment in democracy in its modern iteration? With all the wisdom whizzed throughout human history in the never-ending quest for intelligent self-governance, what, we end up with some absurd procedural obscurity called a “filibuster” that can overrule the will of the majority for no good reason? What, a cynical minority, who lost their right to govern through free and fair elections of, by, for the People, can thwart attempts to govern by legislators who earned that mandate from the voters fair and square? What, worms of consciousness with no souls can use a stupid parlor trick to stop progress on the big issues facing every living thing on planet Earth?
The minority-rule filibuster is white privilege, wrapped in fascism, inside a plutocracy.
"Man" by Steve Cutts:
"Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan:
We have the cart in front of the horse. The most important decision that the Senate votes on is a lifetime appointment to The Supreme Court. That is currently set at 51%. If you want to name a Post Office, someone can object and it requires 61%. Plus the Senators are influenced by the money. The Party money controls their vote, not their conscience. Then you have the power of the low populated states. It takes 22 smaller states to add up to California's population. They get 44 Senators, CA gets 2. SD, ND, MT, WY and NB do not = the population of CO. a mid size state. They get 10 Co gets 2. Why do these nowhere states get such power?