Tuesday, May 17, 2005

One Party Rule

Rev. Billy Bob Frist and the Bush Mafia are about to mount their assault on the the American system of government. Their one and only goal is to have absolute majority rule. The plan is being carried out on the floor of the U. S. Senate. It involves limiting debate. Yes, debate! The use of the filibuster is a way of allowing a passionate minority to keep the majority in check. To be sure that the wishes of the segment of the population that voted for the minority party are heard. In the case of the current senate that would be 59 million U.S. voters. Debate is all the senators do. The House of representatives is set up so the majority has majority rule, absolutely. This was done by limiting debate. But the senate was set up to have unlimited debate. If this assault on the checks and balances that keep our lawmaker civil is allowed to happen, we will truly have lost our form of "representative" government."

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