The Filibuster is Killing Our Country. We Need to Get Rid of It.

As Alexander Hamilton would say, It’s not a Remedy, It’s a Poison.

Americans Aren’t Happy with Congress.

Some may remember back in 2013, when the federal government was on the verge of a shutdown due to the lack of an approved budget, the topic of funding Obamacare became a fierce debate.

This Wasn’t the Vision of Our Founders.

Proponents of the filibuster will tell you that it was part of the Founders vision. Yet it’s not mentioned anywhere in the U.S. Constitution and the evidence supports a vision of simple majority rule. Instead, the filibuster seems less the intent of conscious decisions and more the product of bureaucratic loopholes and precedents.

It’s Not Living Up to Its Purpose.

“At its core, the filibuster is not about stopping a nominee or a bill, it is about compromise and moderation,” wrote Joe Biden as a Senator in 2005. “It does not mean I get my way. It means you may have to compromise. You may have to see my side of the argument. That is what it is about, engendering compromise and moderation.”

We Need a Government that Can Act.

Democrats now have the opportunity to pursue reform that this country desperately needs. They have the chance to implement critical voting rights laws, counteract climate change, and take steps to reverse our growing income inequality.

Enemy of the Status Quo.

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