Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Filibuster

This is an excellent article on why getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate may be a good thing.

Here is an equally good article on why keeping the status quo on filibusters is the right move.

I must say that I have mixed feeling on this issue. I am not a big fan of changing the rules just to get your way - it does not seem right. It is also not right to stonewall a nomination from a vote because you do not like the POLITICAL views of the nominee. These nominees should be evaluated on their qualifications as judges to hold the job, not by a political litmus test. It is the prerogative of the majority party to appoint judges that they want and the nomination process should not stop qualified people from getting the job. It is time the Democrats get over it and allow these nominees an up or down vote. If you do not like the person vote no and go on record. There is much more important things the Senate needs to be working on.

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