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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:57 PM

9. Both Parties

will eventually come to regret scrapping the filibuster

There should be limits placed on it,
perhaps seeking to limit use to near its historical average,
or requiring actual filibuster.

It does protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority

But it should also protect the majority from the tyranny of the minority

and not just through compromise on every issue

It should spark debate, enlightenment, wisdom.

If real on the floor filibusters took place, the minority can be
shamed into compromise or acquiescence by appealing to public
opinion. THAT is what is missing here.

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