I hesitated to write this article because for now the filibuster shutdown is over, but the political parties are growing farther apart not closer.
This writer believes a well-established majority rule must be settled once and for all, or shutdowns are going to keep coming back again and again to no end.
Folks, I am a lone writer with a one man’s opinion, period. Back before the welfare state beast got a grip on the throat of the USA following the “New Deal” programs no one gave a damn about a filibuster or a government shutdown. That was because almost no one was dependent of the federal government for hardly anything.
Back before the comfort of air conditioning many people disliked Washington D.C. It was a high humidity hot sweaty place, and lawmakers could hardly wait to get out of there and back home.
Times has certainly changed especially since 1980, now the USA has become a full-fledged super welfare state provider with millions upon millions of dependents solely depending on the federal government for survival.
And there is no doubt in my mind that the liberals will sell the military and the whole country down the river in a New York minute to keep our welfare state beast well fed, period.
Keeping something in the U.S. senate like the old arcane filibuster rule that can bring the whole federal government to a screeching halt, in this writer’s view is a great waste and growing danger.
Sure, getting rid of the filibuster rule the minority in the senate will become just like the minority in the house with almost no power, but which is worse a stalled gridlock nation at a standstill, or a minority in the senate just like in the house with little or no power.
With the filibuster rule gone there is no dictatorship here, it will still take both houses of congress and the president to make or change laws.
Plus, the people can always vote the rascals out if one party gets too far out of line. I believe the senate majority be it democrat or republican must have the power to settle log jams without having a shutdown of the whole federal government, if the majority is wrong let the voters kick the rascals out.
However, I can guarantee you if the coin was flipped and the Dem”s were in the majority in the senate they would not hesitate to use the nuclear option to have their way, so be it.
Thank God, the shutdown has ended because at least half the nation’s workers lives from paycheck to paycheck including federal workers, and many may have faced bankruptcy due to a long shutdown.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE WRITER: I, Freddie Lee Sirmans Senior is a writer with only a high school education, but with almost super natural wisdom, common sense, and sound judgment. And I have been writing for almost thirty years with over 37 books in print.
Over all of these years I have stressed and constantly drum beat one thing well over a thousand times: That one thing is: only repealing the “Insane arch-evil 1938 socialist minimum wage law” can save the USA as a free nation, period. Only repealing this evil 1938 law can rein in rogue and out-of-control liberalism.
Repealing this evil 1938 law will untie the disciplining power in the free market place USA economy, which will restore back our strong nuclear and extended family system, solve the USA immigration problem, and most other USA ills.
Repealing this evil 1938 law will give the USA back a true untied disciplinarian economy, which has never failed a nation.
It won’t be pretty but the USA will survive with its individual freedom intact, otherwise our welfare state debt load will continue to grow heavier as liberalism continues to grow stronger until our USA economy totally collapses, period.
FREDDIE LEE SIRMANS SENIOR’S LOG: 22 JANUARY 2018, 1559 HOURS.