Posted on | May 23, 2005 |
A Message From Fred’n'Bert (and me)
The vote to end the power of the filibuster will take place tomorrow. While use of the filibuster has sometimes been abused, it nonetheless remains the chief weapon in the arsenal of a minority against the tyranny of the majority. As James Madison, chief framer of the Constitution, said, “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” We are now in a position where that tyranny of which he spoke is a frighteningly real possibility…and some would say, an altogether too real probability. Please email or call your Senator today and voice your opposition to the Republican “nuclear option” to cripple the filibuster and thus seize control of all three branches of our government…or at the very least, follow this link to sign a petition from MoveOn PAC against the nuclear option. The future of democracy in America is at stake.