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With this change, the Senate now represents the interests of the majority Party. The "most deliberative body in the world" is gone. The filibuster is what made the Senate deliberative. It encouraged compromise. It prevented hot-headed, hasty legislative misadventures. Rule of the mob paves the road a little smoother toward the dictatorship that will follow. This is really, really, bad. It is another rather large cut of the thousand cuts that will cause the death of small-r republicanism.
Edward587, I haven't read all the comments on this thread, but it is good to see that someone else noticed that 5000 lb. "lets keep the firearms locked up in an armory" elephant standing in the room. Gosh everyone else, listen to what the man is saying, He is indeed NOT a friend of the 2nd. The 2nd guarantees us each the right to have his damn "armory" located in each and every one of our homes.
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