To the editor:
In a democracy, how can stifling debate be legal? Well, only in the U.S. Senate can that happen. The folks who have been hit hard by this recession by losing their jobs, got hit again by the Senate’s unconstitutional and undemocratic rule that you have to get 60 votes before anything happens in that “august” body.
Well, I say it past time to make that change. Bring the Senate into the 21st century where, in every other venue, debate is lauded and healthy. But the Senate sets itself up as something apart from that, I guess. I wonder how our senators stand on removing the rule that keeps stalemate a constant in Washington?