The current Senate filibuster rules have been in place for more than 100 years. I'm faxing today to demand that you do everything in your power to STOP radical Democrats from changing them! As you likely know, after 130 years of allowing unlimited debate in the "Upper Chamber," Senators adopted the Cloture Rule in 1917. It determined that a two-thirds vote of Senators was needed to end debate on a bill. Fifty-eight years later, in 1975, the number was lowered to three-fifths of the Senate (60 votes).
What's changed in 2021? Now, Democrats are in power. So, they want to change the rules to suit their needs and accomplish their stated goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Don't let radical Democrats steamroll the GOP to enact Joe Biden's extreme, far-left, anti-American agenda! Please fight to keep the filibuster in place and protect against "mob rule" in the Senate.
Democrats reportedly used this "silent filibuster" 327 times against Republicans and President Trump in 2020 alone. But now that they have control of the House, Senate and Oval Office, Democrats (and their corrupt partners in the FAKE NEWS media) want to end the filibuster and pass bills with a simple 51-vote majority, rather than the 60-vote "super majority."
In 2005, then-Sen. Joe Biden said ending the filibuster "is not only a bad idea, it upsets the constitutional design, and it disservices the country." That same year, Sen. Chuck Schumer -- who's now Senate Majority Leader -- said eliminating the filibuster would put the nation "on the precipice of a... constitutional crisis. But now, both men (conveniently) dismiss the filibuster as racist, obstructionist and unnecessary. Please take immediate action to protect the filibuster. Thank you for your time and attention to this important political issue.
A Patriotic, Taxpaying American
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