Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Students at Princeton University have started their own filibuster outside of the Frist Campus Center. The effort is aimed at protesting Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's ridiculous "nuclear option" to get rid of the filibuster for judicial nominees.

Getting rid of the filibuster goes against the very nature of what the United States Senate was set up to be. It is not the House of Representatives. The Senate is there to be the deliberative body with checks on potential tyranny by the majority on the minority. Supporters of the "nuclear option" ought to read the Federalist Papers sometime to learn about how much founding fathers like James Madison valued that principle.

In the meantime, the students have set up the official Frist filibuster webcam for the world to see.


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