Saturday, March 05, 2005

Byrd Droppings

This article makes much of the fact that Robert "KKK" Byrd is a hypocrite for having advocated the elimination of Senate rules when is suited him. Others have argued that the filibuster is a special anti-government weapon that should not be abandoned by conservatives. How about: the majority of the legislative body should act majoritarian-ly and do the things that it perceives as a mandate. It the legislative body is right, the voters will reward it. If wrong, well, try, try again. The filibuster of judges is far too easy to dispatch to have achieved such angst. Kill it. If it's wrong to kill it, retrench after the next election. More likely, the voters will do whatever they are wont to do in 2006 without much attention to the filibuster. Now, if it were a Supreme Court justice, then maybe we'd have something to talk about.


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