If you haven’t, treat yourself. It is America at its best.
Reverend Warnock is senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pulpit.
He did his predecessor proud.
Chip Ellis: “Here’s an idea: Keep the filibuster . . . but instead of requiring 60 senators to break it and allow a bill to come up for a vote — 60% of the Senate — make it 60% of the population they represent. Each Senator’s vote would be half of their state’s % of US total population based on the last census.”
→ This is really kind of brilliant. Senators representing just 40.1% of the country could still thwart the will of 59.9% — never fear! We would still be a “minority rules” democracy.
Each Wyoming voter would still have 60 times the clout in the Senate as each California voter . . . except when it came to votes on “cloture.”
California’s 12% of the U.S. population would be accorded 12% of the say in whether to allow a vote, compared to a tiny say for Wyoming.
But when a bill did come up for a vote, California’s 37 million denizens would be accorded no more Senate votes than the Wyoming’s 563,000. Each, as now, would get 2.
And have a great weekend.