From (David P.)@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 5 10:46:22 2022
The Senate Filibuster Is Not Progressive
Letters, Jan. 30, 2022, WSJ
Regarding “What the Senate Filibuster Assault Means” (Review & Outlook, Jan. 22): The view of the filibuster as a protection for minority rights
is very much not symmetric between the two parties, even if it might
seem that both parties would like to eliminate it when in the majority.
The filibuster is a bulwark against dramatic change, since this will ordinarily be supported only by a small majority. But the Democrats
don’t like the U.S. as it is and has been, while the Republicans,
properly calling themselves conservative, pretty much like things as
they have been. The filibuster, therefore, is a check against radical
change and is disfavored by the Democrats.
Em. Prof. Stuart L. Meyer, Northwestern University, Hollywood, Fla.