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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.

News and Views, ICYMI. #TRUTH.

( Editors Note: Not for Liberal Consumption. May cause brain damage.)

Not in any particular order,

Public school FORCES teachers to admit they’re racist colonizers

The only way to fix the problem that’s infecting our public schools is to demand they give power back to parents in the form of school choice.

Hunter Biden: Media handling in October vs. Now

Tom Fitton on the legal angle surrounding Hunter Biden and his father Joe Biden, the effect it has on the future of Biden’s administration and more – via Newsmax TV’s ‘Spicer & Co.’

I really liked this one, Especially the last part about Texas.

Texas’ Spirit is the American People’s Will; The Uncover Of Chinese Honeytrap Spy| Beyond The Noise

Today’s topics include discussing Hunter Biden’s tax investigation, will it really matter? What exactly is the goal in the investigation? Is it to drag Hunter down or is it just a distraction?

How has digital censorship evolved in China? How will it’s effects be used against the American people.

The discussion is important as Big Tech are pushing their censorship dial to the max! Texas may possibly be the most important state soon! Find out why in this episode of Beyond The Noise with David Zhang.

Tony Shaffer on Election Anomalies: Late Night Spikes for Biden; Curated Ballots; USPS Whistleblower

Rumble — Today, we sit down with Tony Shaffer, president of the London Center for Policy Research and a former senior intelligence officer with the Department of Defense, to discuss the research his think tank has conducted into election irregularities and vulnerabilities.

This is American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸,

The Truth Behind the Media’s Insidious Plot to Help Biden Get Elected

Rumble — With the new explosive allegations about Hunter Biden, there is no longer any question about whether the media were complicit in covering up a major story to help a political candidate.

Tucker: Potential criminal activity hidden from Americans

Tucker accuses news media of suppressing potential criminal activity by Bidens.

Ingraham: Liberal media’s effort to elect Biden exposed

Laura Ingrahm looks back at four-year battle waged by Democrats and media to drive Trump out of office.

Life, Liberty & Levin’ host joins ‘Hannity’ to discuss the federal probe into president-elect’s son

Life, Liberty & Levin’ host joins ‘Hannity’ to discuss the federal probe into president-elect’s son

Debunking the LIES About the Lawsuit Calling For Supreme Court Intervention In Georgia

Rumble — Are conservatives violating their own “states rights” doctrine in calling for Supreme Court intervention in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan? Not at all.

Google’s Absurd Double Standard For Conspiracy Theories On YouTube

Western Correspondent Tristan Justice explains YouTube’s double standard when it comes to banning conspiracy theories.

Rudy Giuliani BEATS CCP-Virus | Rudy Giuliani’s Common Sense | Ep. 93

New Hunter Biden China Dealings Probe Prove Massive Media Cover-up | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report discusses the media’s sudden interest in reporting on Hunter Biden’s China dealings which are part of a criminal investigation by the FBI. It was just announced that Hunter Biden is being investigated for tax fraud and possible money laundering. Is this the same story of the Hunter Biden laptop that was discovered months ago? The one that caused the New York Post to be punished with unnecessary censorship by being locked out of it’s Twitter account for reporting on the scandal? The same story that was ignored and called misinformation and part of a Russian disinformation campaign? It turns out the truth is much more sad. It was just mainstream media manipulation suppressing the story to protect his father Joe Biden in the runup to the 2020 election. Isn’t this election interference? The same thing the media has accused others of without evidence?

I like this Blogger, he used to have a reblog button but tuck it away. Guess he didn’t like the idea, any ways check it out.

The Humor Version of Left-Wing Hypocrisy

I’ve written about how our friends on the left represent the rich, and pointed out how big parts of their agenda are designed to help people with above-average incomes.

Today, let’s have some fun with that issue.

Bernie Sanders has three houses, yet complains about the supposed excesses of capitalism. I wonder if he applies that analysis to his Mini-Me, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Here’s another one.

Electric vehicle shock treatment

Joe Biden, his fellow Democrats, and apparently big U.S. automakers, have joined the rush to transform America’s transportation to 100% electric vehicles (EV) whether We the People want it or not.

During an October town hall, Biden asserted that his plan would save “billions of gallons of oil” and help create a million auto industry jobs, in part by banning the sale or manufacture of new internal combustion (IC) engine vehicles by 2030. How this will happen in the Real World, he didn’t say.  

Supreme Court declines to hear Trump-supported Texas case over election results in four other states

“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution,” the Supreme Court’s order reads. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”

The order does not foreclose any other pending or future election appeals at the Supreme Court, but time is running out. The states meet next week on Dec. 14 for the Electoral College exercise. And on Jan. 6 there will be a joint session of the House and Senate to count the electoral votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.

STOP THE STEAL!

See you on the other side, 2021. God bless America, you and President Trump.

Check this out,diabolical.

Quick thought’s. Was thinking about this this morning, Think about this. America fought a bloody Civil War to free slaves, what would later be come the Democratic Party, @TheDemocrats was all in to keep people as slaves. They lost.

Later they would appose legislation to make slaves free and equal, they lost. They’v supported and have had some of the most infamous K.K.K. elected officials to their party. They opposed segregation.

What’s that saying? If you don’t learn from history, you’re doomed to repeat it. As Liberals they took over the education system and began to rewrite Americas history and began the indoctrination of our youth. Before that America had made great stride’s in fixing it’s dark history of racism and equality. America was working and Americans were for the most part getting alone and working together.

America was probably one of the only country’s in the world that had done so.

Fast track to 2008, America was tired of politics as usual and wanted change, man did we get it!

America elected it’s first “Black President”. His administration was filled with like minded people. Who can forget Attorney General Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and Susan Rice to name a few.

Obama’s legacy will no doubt be one that set race relation back what 50 to 100 years. Set Americans against each other more then any other President in history. Not to mention the destruction of our Military and national image.

After 8 years of his Presidency America wanted change again, tired of politicians once again and elected a outsider.

The outsider would begin to turn the country around and call out the elite’s in the system and they couldn’t have that. They had almost made America what they wanted, had almost grabbed total control.

In 2020 wee are once again dived like not time in history. Not because of the outsider but because @TheDemocrats , the Liberals, Progressives, Socialist had tasted power and they are not letting go with out a fight.

In order to achieve it they are willing to light the county on fire, divide us along racial linens and have actually convinced people to want to be segregated again.

Diabolical!

Any thought’s?

God bless you and America!

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.

 

Wonder why you never heard of this movie? Can you say Censorship?

You know why. Saw this on Tucker last night. Tucker Carlson interviews Nick Loeb about Roe v. Wade Movie

I’m amazed this YouTube video doesn’t have any likes Published on Jan 4, 2018 not one like. I liked it but doesn’t show up. I wonder is it because the publisher has some kind of setting in place or is it being censored by YouTube? Dr. Alveda KingRoe v. Wade the Movie 

Watch Nick Loeb on Newsmax TV on January 15, 2018 discussing Roe v. Wade the Movie. Nick Loeb on Newsmax TV discussing ROE v. WADE the Movie

Heres the website for funding, donations and info.

“ROE V. WADE is the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 Million Americans.

Many documentaries have been made, but no one has had the courage to make an actual feature film, a theatrical movie about the true story. Roe v. Wade stars JON VOIGHT, STEPHEN BALDWIN & STACEY DASH.” ROE V. WADE the Movie

Here is a more in-depth description and funding page on Indiegogo 

YouTube channelRoe v. Wade The Movie 

From RURdy4It :  Roe v. Wade the Movie – THE TRUTH

Check out some other articles on the movie.

“A film project examining Roe v. Wade from a pro-life prospective has Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, actor/producer Nick Loeb, and Alveda King involved.”  Jon Voight, Alveda King, Involved in Pro-Life Film on Roe v Wade

“Actor and producer Nick Loeb is joining with pro-life leaders in the production of Roe v. Wade, described as “the first movie ever about the true story” of the controversial Supreme Court case that created a right to abortion though no such right ever existed in the Constitution.

Win McNamee/Getty Image

Win McNamee/Getty Image

“Planned Parenthood is a major theme throughout our film,” he said. “The movie opens up with the founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger giving a speech at a KKK rally, talking about how we should reduce the black population in America.” Facebook Blocks Crowdfunding Site for ‘Roe v. Wade’ Movie

“The plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, which struck down pro-life laws and made abortion legal in every state, was Norma McCorvey. Though initially the icon for abortion advocates, she became pro-life in 1995. McCorvey remained active in the pro-life movement until her death on February 8, 2017.” The story of how ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade became pro-life

“Terry said he was inspired to make the film when he realized how few people knew about McCorvey’s life. “When I went to her funeral,” he said, “I had a cameraman with me, and I was shocked at how few people were there.”

He was also bothered by false narratives of McCorvey’s life found in the secular media.

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – A film honoring a late pro-life icon is now available for online viewing. A Cold Day In Hell tells the life of Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion and has led to the deaths of 60 million unborn children and counting.

After a dramatic conversion, she became a highly outspoken member of the pro-life movement. McCorvey passed away in February 2017. A Cold Day In Hell celebrates her life and her conversion.” New film pays tribute to Norma McCorvey: THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE ROE OF ‘ROE V. WADE’

“The media seems to be doing an effective job of rightfully condemning many people who have an association with the Ku Klux Klan — but one exception to this seems to be Planned Parenthood’s “beloved” founder, Margaret Sanger.

Margaret Sanger is usually described as a “birth control pioneer” who founded Planned Parenthood, but she also met with members of the Klan, advocated eugenics, and supported the use of sterilization to rid the planet of the “unfit.”

Sanger wrote about her meeting with the Klan in her autobiography. Yet somehow this fact is made light of, glossed over, or completely ignored by the media.” Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger spoke to the Ku Klux Klan and supported eugenics. So why does the organization still honor her?

You might find the following articles interesting.

“Abortion advocates often claim as a defense of abortion that no one can really, truly define the moment life begins. Without knowing that, they say, there’s no real argument against abortion. Consider, for example, Melissa Harris-Perry’s insistence that life begins “whenever you feel like it does.” Obama famously said that the question of when life begins was above his pay grade. While the science of embryology has long since been settled, it’s still not good enough for abortion activists.

But a new scientific breakthrough might go a long way towards changing hearts and minds: scientists have been able to capture the moment life begins, with a burst of fluorescence as a new life is conceived…” Scientists say life begins at conception with a burst of fluorescence

“April 26, 2018 – Whenever I see a media figure passionately defend the pro-life position, I always get curious. It’s not surprising that there are pro-life people in the media, of course, especially on the right side of the spectrum.

But when someone chooses to dedicate his time and energy in the media sphere to exposing the truth about abortion, revealing the lies of abortion activists, and advocating for the rights of pro-lifers to bring the truth to the public square week after week, I want to know what drives that passion.” Two very personal reasons Tucker Carlson hates abortion

Liberalism is a mental disorder and effects anything it comes in contact with.

“Spokesman John McGuirk of the Save the 8th group — which refers to the Eighth Amendment in the constitution that bans abortions — told Irish television Saturday that many Irish citizens will not recognize the country they are waking up in.

The official vote tally for Friday’s vote has not been finished but exit polls predict a massive victory for repealing the constitutional ban.

McGuirk said it will now be relatively easy for the government to pass more liberal abortion laws in the parliament.” The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote

God Bless America and you.