Thursday, March 24, 2005

Moving Toward Theocratic Oligarchy

The filibuster in the Senate is one of the last checks and balances between the democratic form of government that we have known and the theocratic oligarchy that the Religious Right and Tom DeLay are working to create.

Apparently, Bill Frist is preparing to sweep away the filibuster. E. J. Dionne reveals what is really going on here,
Regime change disguised as a narrow rules fight. We could choose to institute a British-style parliamentary system in which majorities get almost everything they want. But advocates of such a radical departure should be honest enough to propose amending the Constitution first.

1 comment:

jtr said...

While I dislike the Democrats' use of the filibuster to block judicial nominees (I think they should allow an up or down vote), the Republicans are wrong to remove this powerful tool. How quick they are to forget what it was like to be in the minority in the Senate.