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Old 01-13-2011, 07:24 PM
TwinSwords TwinSwords is offline
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Default Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

Originally Posted by Don Zeko View Post
The filibuster is standard procedure; it's been used on practically every vote of any consequence. Why its popularity should validate it as a good thing for American government is beyond me. It's as if there wasn't actually a rule against defensive linemen using tazers in professional football. Once someone realized that you could taze the offensive line on every play, of course any team that wanted to win would equip their defense with tazers. But that wouldn't make it a good rule. The horrible results of such a rule, namely lots of 0-0 ties and brain-damaged offensive players, would prove that the rule was stupid and ought to be changed.
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