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The Filibuster. Is it raciest OR does it keep politicians in check?

Go figure, from the left it’s racist as is everything today and from the right it’s a stop gap from a one party take over of the government.

Lengthy post, so are the articles but worth the time I think if you want to be informed and make a common sense decision, in my opinion.

From the left a good article from VOX with a misrepresentation of history if you care to research the history for yourself and come to your own conclusion. Missing from the “History” is Senator Robert Byrd, “He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights.”

Hears some excerpts from the article, it’s actually a interesting read I thought.

“The question of what to do about the filibuster — the once-arcane Senate rule that creates a de facto 60-vote threshold for major legislation — is arguably the most important topic in Washington, DC, right now.

It is the main thing blocking Senate Democrats from approving President Joe Biden’s sweeping policy agenda on party lines; as such, it has become a subject of fierce partisan (and intraparty) dispute.”

“Prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA),have argued that the filibuster has been a tool used by racists to protect white supremacy. In a Tuesday floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied this entirely — accusing Democrats of lying about history for political purposes.

“These talking points are an effort to use the terrible history of racism to justify a partisan power grab in the present,” McConnell said.”

“In 1917, the Senate finally decided to reform the filibuster, adding a provision that would allow two-thirds of senators to vote on a “cloture” motion that would end debate — interrupting an individual senator who won’t stop talking.

This provision, called Rule 22, was designed to make filibustering harder. But it actually had the opposite effect: It was now possible for a minority of senators to block bills by voting down cloture motions. This is how the filibuster works today (albeit with a three-fifths threshold for cloture rather than the original two-thirds, thanks to a 1975 reform).

The defenders of Jim Crow pioneered this new filibuster, successfully deploying it again and again to block civil rights bills. Richard Russell, a leading filibuster practitioner and staunch segregationist, said in 1949 that “nobody mentions any other legislation in connection with it.”

Two political scientists, Sarah Binder and Steven Smith, identified every bill between 1917 and 1994 that they believe died purely because of the filibuster. Among these, half were civil rights bills, including anti-lynching bills proposed in 1922 and 1935.”

Why the debate over the filibuster matters

“It’s fair to wonder why any of this matters. The mere fact that the filibuster as we know it is a “Jim Crow relic,” as Obama once put it, doesn’t necessarily say anything about whether it’s desirable to keep around today.

To understand why the history of the filibuster matters, let’s take a closer look at the arguments in favor of keeping the 60-vote threshold. Of these, the most prominent by far is that the filibuster is necessary to protect minority rights. National Review’s Dan McLaughlin made this point clearly in a recent essay:” ( Read the rest of the article here, it’s actually a interesting read.)The filibuster’s racist history, explained

Now from Mitch McConnell: 03.23.21 U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the legislative filibuster:

‘If our Democratic colleagues really believe what they’re saying, did they themselves use a racist tool against Senator Scott’s police reform bill last year? Did they use a racist relic when they delayed the CARES Act or blocked legislation to protect unborn babies who can feel pain? […] Or is our colleagues’ story that the filibuster was not an offensive relic as recently as last summer, but magically became an offensive relic the instant Democrats came to have a majority?’

“While House Democrats try to overturn a certified election result from last November, some Senate Democrats are agitating to break Senate rules to ram through a partisan rewrite of all 50 states’ election laws.

“The 60-vote threshold is the reason why huge pillars of domestic policy don’t oscillate back and forth every time a different party wins the majority.

“Think of something like the Mexico City Policy, the executive-branch policy about funding overseas abortions. It has flipped back and forth every single time the White House has changed party since the 1980s. Republican presidents issue the memo. Democratic presidents retract it.

“The legislative filibuster is what keeps the entirety of federal law from working that way.”

“For a long time, Senators on both sides have recognized the Senate and the country are better off with some stability. Both sides have understood there are no permanent majorities in American politics, so a system that gives both sides a voice benefits everyone in the long run.

“That’s what 33 of our Democratic colleagues said just a few years ago, when they all signed a joint letter insisting that rules protecting debate on legislation be preserved.

“That’s what President Biden believed consistently throughout his long Senate tenure. About 15 years ago, then-Senator Biden said killing the filibuster would be, quote, ‘an example of the arrogance of power.’ He restated his long-held position during the campaign just last year.

“Here’s what my colleague the Democratic Leader said in 2017. 

“The ‘legislative filibuster’ is ‘the most important distinction between the Senate and the House… Let’s find a way to further protect the 60-vote rule for legislation.’ End quote.

“The Democratic Leader, less than four years ago.

“And Democrats didn’t just spend the last four years supporting the filibuster; they spent four years using it!

“We could have had federal legislation on the books since last summer putting more body cameras on police officers, requiring fuller incident reporting to the FBI, and finally making lynching a federal crime. Among other things. But Democrats stopped it.

“A few months before, they used the filibuster to briefly turn the bipartisan sprint toward the CARES Act into a partisan standoff. The press marveled that Senate Democrats had the gall to block relief — a tactic that helped tank the markets — in order to demand further changes.

“And back in early 2018, Senate Democrats used the filibuster to block government funding and force a brief government shutdown over immigration. One of the Democratic Leader’s first major acts as the leader of his conference was to wield the filibuster to shut down the entire government. 

“So the Democratic side just spent four years defending and happily using the same Senate rule that many of our colleagues now attack.

“About a year ago, former President Obama launched a new, coordinated, and very obvious campaign to get liberals repeating the claim that the Senate rules are a relic of racism and bigotry. 

“That came just a month after Democrats had used the filibuster to kill Senator Tim Scott’s police reform and anti-lynching bill.

“These talking points are an effort to use the terrible history of racism to justify a partisan power grab in the present. It’s not unlike what we saw last summer when some protest mobs ended up defacing statues of people who actually crusaded for justice — like Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and the abolitionist Mathias Baldwin.

“Mistakenly damaging good institutions because of our troubled past. 

“Multiple fact-checkers have torn into this simplistic notion that the rules of the Senate are rooted in racism. ( Read the rest of his remarks here, Democrats’ Filibuster Threats Aren’t About Principle, Just Raw Power

Another good read from The Hill

“On September 30, 1788, Pennsylvania became the first state to elect its United States senators, one of whom was William Maclay.  In his 1789 journal Senator Maclay wrote, “I gave my opinion in plain language that the confidence of the people was departing from us, owing to our unreasonable delays. The design of the Virginians and of the South Carolina gentlemen was to talk away the time, so that we could not get the bill passed.”

“Our Founding Fathers intended the Senate to be a continuing body that allows for open and unlimited debate and the protection of minority rights.  Senators have understood this since the Senate first convened.  

In his notes of the Constitutional Convention on June 26, 1787, James Madison recorded that the ends to be served by the Senate were “first, to protect the people against their rulers, secondly, to protect the people against the transient impressions into which they themselves might be led… They themselves, as well as a numerous body of Representatives, were liable to err also, from fickleness and passion.  A necessary fence against this danger would be to select a portion of enlightened citizens, whose limited number, and firmness might seasonably interpose against impetuous councils.”  That “fence” was the United States Senate.

During this 111th Congress in particular the minority has threatened to filibuster almost every matter proposed for Senate consideration.   I find this tactic contrary to each Senator’s duty to act in good faith.

I share the profound frustration of my constituents and colleagues as we confront this situation.  The challenges before our nation are far too grave, and too numerous, for the Senate to be rendered impotent to address them, and yet be derided for inaction by those causing the delay.

There are many suggestions as to what we should do.  I know what we must not do.

We must never, ever, tear down the only wall – the necessary fence – this nation has against the excesses of the Executive Branch and the resultant haste and tyranny of the majority.

The path to solving our problem lies in our thoroughly understanding it.  Does the difficulty reside in the construct of our rules or in the ease of circumventing them? ( Read the rest of the article here, The filibuster and its consequences (Sen. Robert Byrd)

God Bless America and you.

Why would anyone believe Democrats let alone vote for them,Seriously?

I’ve’ been thinking didn’t the Democrat’s in the 2018 midterms promising not to focus so much on impeachment and investigations and instead trying to work with the President when they could and bring people together and that people where tired of the fighting and wanted peace.

A few examples, remember theses? Nancy Pelosi vows “bipartisanship and common ground” after Democrats take the House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, hours after Democrats recaptured the House in the midterm elections Tuesday night.

Pelosi discussed the gains in the House and in Democratic governorship’s, and called the day after the election was,

“great day for America” and a chance to “restore the health of our democracy.” She pledged to find “bipartisanship” and “common ground where we can.”

Democrats Not Committing To Impeachment After Strategy Session | Hardball | MSNBC

House Democrats concluded a conference call about their strategy moving forward in the wake of Robert Mueller’s explosive report.

According to NBC News Capitol Hill Reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell, Democratic leadership were open to more investigations but aren’t ready for the impeachment question.

Screen shot from, Nancy Pelosi just signaled Democrats won’t move to impeach Trump if they retake the House

Nancy Pelosi discusses if Democrats will impeach Trump

Following Democrats winning a majority in the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discusses her call with President Trump after the election and whether Democrats will move to impeach him.(about the 6:33 minute mark she talks about impeachment)

Midterm Elections: Nancy Pelosi, Democrats celebrate taking back the House, promise to seek unity

A victorious Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will use their newly won majority to pursue a bipartisan agenda for the country and work for “solutions that bring us together.”

Dems Have Been Impeaching President Trump Since Day One

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

“People say, ‘You changed your mind.’ I didn’t change my mind,” says Nancy Pelosi. This is true. Democrats have been impeaching President Trump since day one.  

To impeach does not just mean our constitutional process to remove a president for high crimes and misdemeanors, or, in this case, Democrats kowtowing to a radical base to jam through proceedings before their case falls apart. To impeach also means “to cast doubt on.”

And that is exactly what Democrats and their allies in the media have done since Nov. 9, 2016. Accepting the fact they all got it so wrong would require painful self-reflection. It is much easier to divert, 

Now they are pushing the same exact lie. Democrats’ 2020 Campaign Message: Not Impeachment, They Insist After the 2016 election, Democratic leaders reached an all but unanimous conclusion: To defeat President Trump in 2020, they would have to do more than condemn his offensive behavior and far-right ideology, as Hillary Clinton had done. They would need, above all, to promote a clear and exciting agenda of their own.

They took that lesson to heart in the midterm elections and afterward, capturing the House of Representatives with a focus on health care and then attempting to impress the electorate by passing legislation on matters like campaign finance reform and the minimum wage. As Democratic presidential contenders pushed campaigns built on big ideas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted a chorus of calls for impeachment, even from some of her party’s leading 2020 candidates.

Yet, that’s all they’v done for the last three and a half years. Impeach, Impeach, Impeach,”Come On Man.”

Look what President Trump has done in spite of them, Trump Accomplishments a six page report.

Wednesday night Kamala Harris lied though her teeth. She doesn’t even know here history.

Hannity: Democrats attempting ‘biggest power grab in history’

Sean Hannity examines Joe Biden’s radical and dangerous agenda for America.

Last but certainty not least: After watching the last, what 3 months of America burning, chaos and destruction in the street’s all in Democrat run cities and states by the way.

Is that what you really want America? Could you imagine if the whole country where run like these cities and states? How unbelievably hard it would be to fix the country after that.

God bless America and you.

WOW. If true this IS, a “BOMBSHELL”! We’ve been lied to.

This is unbelievable, but we all had a suspicion. If anyone asks question’s though or tries to find out what’s going on they get buried, banned, barred, outlawed censored.

Check it out, take the time, pass it around, write a better Blog, get it out there.

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Tucker: From the beginning, the COVID pandemic has been shrouded in lies

Dr. Li-Meng Yan joins Tucker Carlson
Dr. Li-Meng Yan joins Tucker Carlson

For months, as coronavirus brought the American way of life to a halt, our scientific establishment ignored the most basic question of all: Where did this illness come from?

Coronavirus whistleblower speaks out about possible COVID origin on ‘Tucker’

Dr. Li-Meng Yan joins Tucker Carlson with insight: Chinese whistleblower to Tucker: this virus was made in a lab & I can prove it.

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Dr. Marc Siegel responds to Chinese virologist’s claims about origins of coronavirus

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel joins Tucker Carlson with reaction on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Isn’t this a act a war, on the world? Chemical warfare?

Please America, pay attention to this one. Why is no one talking about “The New Way Forward Act”

I Know it’s virtually impossible to ask this these days, but I’m going to anyway because it’s so important.

Regardless of you’re party affiliation, left, right, independent. Regardless of you’re thought’s of news agencies or commentators, that all needs to be set aside!

Thursday night I was watching the Tucker Carlson Tonight show and was shocked to here about this. He was talking about Immigration, MS-13 and then what I’ve never heard about before and no wonder. It’s called “The New Way Forward Act”.

First I’ll share the video’s from the show Thursday and Friday another article from the news site and then some more articles I found this morning, I guess the word is getting out some. I’ll also leave a link for the bill and a link to track the bill.

Please, take the time to look into it, share it, talk and debate it. Some may like it, some won’t be able to believe this is actuality being proposed and hate it.

From Thursday, Tucker: “Immigrants who commit serious crimes allowed to stay in the U.S.” Left downplaying MS-13 threat, making America less safe

At this moment there is a bill pending in Congress called the New Way Forward Act. It’s received almost no publicity, which is unfortunate as well as revealing.

The legislation is sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. At roughly 4,400 words, it’s almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution. Tucker Carlson: Criminals would be protected from deportation under bill AOC and other House Democrats back

From Friday, “Bill would transform the country, make it unrecognizable.” Tucker: New Way Forward Act would make it nearly impossible to detain immigrants 

The Organized Communities Against Deportations, a local nonprofit focused on advocating against the deportation, detention and criminalization of immigrants, held the meeting late last month to spread awareness of the New Way Forward Act, an immigration reform bill.

Members from the organization said the bill would directly support Chicago’s undocumented immigrants by ending automatic deportation proceedings, mandatory detention and local police collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. CHICAGO ORGANIZERS WORRY NEW WAY FORWARD ACT WON’T PASS

What would you say about legislation requiring the government to use tax money to transport convicted criminal illegal aliens who’d already been deported back to the United States, calling it the “right to come home”?

What if that bill also created a situation in which a known Mexican drug cartel leader could be released from prison, enter the United States “illegally,” and it would no longer be a crime? Such radical and self-destructive legislation has already been proposed. The New Way Forward “End America” Bill: The Worst Legislation You Never Heard Of

Immigration experts and House Republicans are balking at the New Way Forward Act, a Democratic bill that is being described as an embrace of “open borders” and likely to be the most “radical” legislation ever introduced in history.

Democratic Illinois Rep. Jesús García, along with several other progressive House members, introduced the New Way Forward Act in December 2019, to seemingly little fanfare.

The bill, among many things, calls for the decriminalization of illegal immigration, would make it more difficult to deport convicted criminal aliens, empower immigration judges to nullify deportation orders, and also calls for the return of previously deported illegal aliens. ‘The Most Radical Piece of Immigration Legislation’: Experts, GOP React To Democratic ‘New Way Forward’ Bill

Here’s the link for the text of the bill, H.R.5383 – New Way Forward Act

To track the bill, “To reform the process for enforcing the immigration laws of the United States, and for other purposes.”

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Jesús García

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois’s 4th congressional district. Democrat. H.R. 5383: New Way Forward Act

Again, please. Love it, hate it but share it, debate it, comment, just get it out there.

God bless you and God bless America.

 

If Big Tech can do this.(Tech Tyranny)

Unfortunately this is the only place I could find this video. Maybe someone with better skills can find it encase FB takes it down. Take the time to check it out if you haven’t already seen it.

We all know what “Big Tech” has been doing, especially to Conservatives, any clear thinking person can not deny it. Just think of the implications for the upcoming elections and beyond, if they can decide they don’t want you to know about this one person, what else can they hide from you? What are they keeping from you?

I posted this the other day on my FB page News and Headlines, which BTW FB is censoring.

Google’s patient data project ‘Nightingale’ is under investigation

According to WSJ, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services “will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals’ medical records to ensure that HIPAA protections were fully implemented.”

Project Nightingale gives Google access to tens of millions of patients’ names, health histories, date of birth, lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records from Ascension.

The health system reportedly didn’t tell doctors and patients that it’s sharing data with the tech giant, which is using the information to design new AI-powered software.


Of course as I’m sure you’r aware, there is plenty more to share on the subject of what the “Big Tech’s” are doing to the country and the information they have on you and me along with plenty of opinions on what to do about. For know though, don’t you think the people that are elected to supposedly be our voices should be focusing on more important thing instead of this sham impeachment circus?

If you have any kind of representation in the House or Senate please contact them and ask them to do something. It’s just about to late, it won’t be long before “Big Tech” IS the government and we won’t be able to do a thing about it.

I would but I’m in California. It wouldn’t do me any good I have people like Nancy Pelosi , Shifty’ Schiff , Mad Maxine Waters and Dianne Feinstein, (is she even still alive?) as my representatives.

Just my two cents, God bless America and you.