Filibuster is a perilous wedge lodged in the heart of our politics

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Is the Filibuster Just?

Does the Filibuster expand liberty or will it take it away?

The AFRICAN father of WESTERN theology whispering to another AFRICAN.

“Lex iniusta non est lex"

'An UNJUST law, is NO LAW AT ALL.’

You have to make the MORAL case against the filibuster -- not the procedural problems with it.
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. AUGUSTINE that 'an unjust law is no law at all.”

— M.L.K. Jr.…
“I have to speak as one of the people who’ve been MOST attacked by the Western or the European system of reality...white supremacy...white supremacy comes from Europe...”

— James Baldwin

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