Saturday, January 20, 2018
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE U.S. SENATE WITH ALL OF THESE GRIDLOCK SHUTDOWNS?
Folks, as a great self-made layman uneducated neurotic writer, let me give my analysis on why this entire senate gridlock shutdown is happening. To get at why the U.S. senate is having all of these gridlock shutdowns we need to understand how the founding fathers set up congress.
They were men of great wisdom with great survival instincts, unlike a great many politicians of today. Congress was set up as two houses, the House of Representatives and the senate.
The primary role of the House of Representatives was to represent the people. And its role has stayed basically the same even to this day. Whereas, the U.S. senate’s role has changed almost 180 degrees from what the founded fathers set it up to be.
The primary role of the U.S. senate was set up to represent the states. And answer to the state governors and state legislatures. Each state governor was to appoint two senators to be approved by the state legislature for a term of six years.
The senate was designed to move slow and act as baffle boards to keep emotionalism from sloshing all over the place. It was designed to provide enough time for cooled heads to prevail. However, there was a lot of frustration and bitterness buildup between state governors and state legislatures on who got to be appointed.
So, the state governors and state legislatures took the course of least resistance and abandoned their duties by enacting the 17th amendment. Now, lets fast forward to the year of our Lord 2018: Today the U.S. senate is still bogged down with a lot of old arcane rules.
However, as to the best of my knowledge, there is not a rule in the U.S. senate that can’t be changed with only a 51-majority vote including the filibuster rule. But, the reason the majority will almost never change a filibuster rule is because even though they may be in the majority at the present, after the next election the other side may have the majority.
Folks, I did no research on this subject, I just wrote this article to the best of my knowledge. I hope it have been helpful to someone in someway, peace.FREDDIE LEE SIRMANS SR. LOG: 20 JANUARY 2018, 1309 HOURS.