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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:02 AM

4. Back in the day, fillibusters were rare and shit got passed with bare majorities all the time...

Hell, much of the wrangling before the Civil War involved creating new states and keeping the "balance" between free and slave states. Then, the slave states tried to take their ball and go home. We all know how that turned out.

Requiring 60% to pass anything is not democratic at all. It is a way for the minority party to control things by shutting them down.

This crap of a single Senator shutting down debate and of having 40% of them stopping everything has to end.

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