“…if the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party and the millions of Americans who asked us to be their voice, I fear that the already partisan atmosphere of Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything.” – Senator Barack Obama arguing in favor of the filibuster, 2005
During a eulogy-turned-political-speech at the late Congressman John Lewis’ funeral, former President Barack Obama foreshadowed the fight to come with his sly reference to the filibuster, also known as the “nuclear option,” as a “Jim Crow relic.”
Keep in mind that America’s founding fathers did everything they could to limit the power of the federal government. The nature of governments, they understood, was to grow. The framers created the unprecedented system of “checks and balances.” The filibuster, like the electoral college, thwarts the federal government from becoming tyrannical.
Americans should be very knowledgeable about the filibuster and the upcoming battle. If Americans allow Democrats to get rid of the filibuster, America is over.
Freedom fighter Dan Bongino does an excellent job in explaining why Americans must fight for the filibuster. Ending the filibuster would provide democrats with “a runway to the most catastrophic liberal agenda to take that plane off we’ve seen since FDR.” In essence, Bongino explains, the end of the filibuster would mean that “Republicans would never have another majority in the Senate again.”
One of the proposals that Democrats would quickly shove through is statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico so they get four new Senators to ensure their majority. “So Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico are left – they are far left,” Bongino explains. “If they were to become states…that would mean two more Senators for these states.” This would mean four new Democrat Senators to push through leftist proposals such as packing the Supreme Court, he warned.
Indeed, the left is sniffing around the idea of “packing the court,” a reference to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s failed plan to appoint Supreme Court justices that would would rubber stamp his New Deal proposals. FDR’s own Vice President John Nance Garner openly gave a “thumb’s down” to FDR’s Court Packing proposal as it was read in the Senate.
Start watching around the 2:20 minute mark:
Watch a powerful discussion by Tucker Carlson on the filibuster:
Obama’s strategic reference to the filibuster would be surprising if one did not understand history. After all, the former President passionately spoke in glowing favor of the filibuster as a check against the “tyranny of the majority” in the past. But for opportunists like Obama, principles are only important when they can be evoked to further an agenda. To understand what led Democrats such as Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others to fight for the filibuster in 2005 – and against it in 2013 and now in 2020 – one must understand that democrats are not motivated by principle, but by power.
Obama is absolutely counting on the stupidity of the American voter. Hopefully Americans will prove him wrong.
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