Should Senate Democrats Eliminate the Legislative Filibuster?

Should Democrats eliminate the Senate’s 60 vote threshold to break a filibuster on legislation?

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    Carina
    06/22/2021

    To eliminate the filibuster would be yet another power grab by Democrats. It’s abundantly clear that they are trying to eliminate and remove any obstacle that stands in the way of their power grab. It’s not just no, it’s HECK NO to ending the filibuster!!

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    Charles
    06/16/2021

    The legislative filibuster has no constitutional roots. In fact, it has the opposite thereof. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton wrote about the evils of supermajority requirements for legislative bills in the Federalist as a result of all the deadlocks that kept happening in the times of the Articles of Confederation. The filibuster accidentally emerged as a result of Vice President Aaron Burr, the guy who shot Hamilton, arguing that a Senate rule allowing senators to proceed to a vote by simple majority was redundant and unnecessary, and the senate subsequently eliminating the rule in compliance. Then history happened. The senate needs to undo the damage that Burr has done to its ability to conduct business and abolish this procedural obstacle out of existence.