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To: Saundra Duffy
I did some research on the fillibuster and wrote a column on it. If you want to debate the filibuster with a liberal you need to read my column. You will learn things never reported by todays main stream media.

Click here! The called nuclear option was used to create the Fillibuster in 1872

What we today call the Filibuster did not exist before 1872... and it did not get its name until some time later.

9 posted on 04/29/2005 3:50:53 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator
Why not just declare the senate rule unconstitutional
as it clearly is. A senate rule can not trump Article II
Section 2 paragraph 2. When not otherwise stated as in
the case of treaties a simple majority has always been
the default. The senate can make rules for themselves as
long as they do not conflict with the constitution. What
am I missing here?
25 posted on 04/29/2005 5:12:43 PM PDT by SAWTEX
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To: Common Tator
It is certainly true that if V.P. Colfax had the power to make filibusters legal, then V.P. Cheney has the power to make them illegal. It was after all only a V.P.s ruling that made the filibuster legal. For over half a century before 1872 what we call the filibuster was illegal.

Good and interesting point. Did Michael Zak make the same point to Frist?

29 posted on 04/29/2005 5:29:10 PM PDT by expatpat
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