它的. 罗杰·马歇尔: 保持阻挠议事 - 参议院, 国家需要这个工具提供的稳定性和妥协

因为我有时在美国游荡. 国会大厦寻找孤独和灵感, 我对悬挂在圆形大厅中的一幅我最喜欢的画作感到震惊. 在这张肖像中, the artist depicts 根. George Washington shortly after the Revolutionary War surrendering his commission as an . And behind Washington, resting on an otherwise empty throne, are the robes of a king – the robes he declined.

领导 lesson here is that great leaders don’t seize more power when they see the opportunity.

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不幸, just over five months into the 117th Congress and after failing to pass several elements of their radical agenda, including their deceptive election overhaul, it appears the power grab Gen. Washington declined is now the majority party’s primary modus operandi. They’ve set their sights on eliminating the filibuster – the most important tool in the Senate, one that requires negotiation and compromise and provides one of the checks and balances in our system of government.

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The filibuster has been deployed in the Senate since before the Civil War and requires 60 votes to end debate and move closer to voting on legislation. While opponents have attempted to describe this threshold as a means of obstruction, its primary function is to protect the rights of smaller states and the minority party by forcing both sides of the aisle to work together to overcome the procedural obstacle and come up with long-lasting policies that help all Americans.

President Joe Biden once understood this. 在 2005, 时森. Biden remarked thatthe filibuster is not about stopping a nominee or a bill, it is about compromise and moderation… It does not mean I get my way. It means you may have to compromise.

The compromise needed to overcome the filibuster also helps maintain certainty for longer periods of time. Without it, we will see tax laws and many other important policies go up and down like a roller coaster, creating uncertainty and making it impossible for long-term planning.

Biden is not the only Democrat who has quickly changed their tune on the filibuster.

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