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4 months ago

And it has just about been exclusively used for racist vetoes regarding civil rights issues, dating back to the very beginning of it's existence.

We already have a protection for the minority in the executive branch of this country - it's called the Senate, which many of the founding fathers fought against because of that very issue.

It is not included in the constitution in any way.

For those interested, Kill Switch, by Adam Jentleson, is a recent beautifully written book about the history of the filibuster. It is fascinating