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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Majority rule has its limits

Now that Sen. Arlen Specter has prudently jumped off the sinking GOP ship, and with the apparent victory of Al Franken in Minnesota, the Democrats will have a filibuster-proof majority for at least some of their agenda. The filibuster, of course, appears nowhere in our  Constitution, yet it has been both an important safeguard and major impediment to liberty and effective government. What is the proper balance of majority rule and should there ever be a requirement of a “super majority?”
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GOP Sen. Arlen Specter switches parties

Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement could come later in the day or Wednesday.

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Welcome to the American Gestapo

Wonder if any of the vast sums of money approved Tuesday for the new
Department of Homeland Security are set aside for black uniforms with
knee-length boots and black leather trench coats?

Should be. Since we’ve gone to all this trouble to create the new American Gestapo we might as well let them look the part.

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