Posts Tagged ‘Decleration of Independence’

The Founding Fathers on the filibuster

July 4, 2010

From the Declaration of Independence:

To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. … Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its power in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

If our forefathers could throw off the rule of monarchy because it did not represent the will of the people, we ought to be able to change a mere Senate rule that thwarts the will of the people.