One of the more disturbing popular political theories is the notion that Congress Must Do Something!™ Not only is reactionary governance unwise, it also runs contrary to the founders’ intentions. Our government was designed specifically to mitigate the hair ablaze reactivity that inevitably leads to horrible policy and infringement of rights.

Progressives typically carry the reactionary banner though no segment of the political spectrum is immune. Everyone wants change and looks to the government and by extension, their elected officials, to give them what they want. Often our elected officials are the worst offenders of this politically driven extra-Constitutional reactivity.

Rather than work within the confines of our Constitutional framework, Democrats (who here, are worse than their Republican counterparts) routinely look to skirt boundaries to achieve short-term political gains.

Enter the filibuster debate.

Senator Reed once again suggested the Senate kill the filibuster if Democrats regain control of the upper house in November. Why? To squash those pesky obstructionist Republicans. Forget that the filibustering Senators are elected to represent their constituencies, the collective progressive agenda is far too important a cause to risk. Or something.

Thankfully, Senator Sasse is having none of it.


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