Filibusters In The Senate: Manipulative Analysis

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Although some believe filibusters in the Senate can be a manipulative interpretation of the constitution, and a waste of time, they are in fact necessary to American democracy to protect the interests of American people and to open the discussion for negotiation on legislation. Filibusters in the senate protect the rights of American citizen’s by allowing a faction of people to shut down legislation they believe to be deficient. On September 24th, 2013 Ted Cruz started the second longest filibuster in American history in efforts to sway the Senate to repeal funding for The Affordable Care Act. Cruz felt as though “it is not working” and “it would be a huge burden” to the working class (Ted Cruz 2013). His filibuster was successful in shutting
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