The Filibuster Is Not Democratic.

The filibuster is a tricky way to get what certain politicians want. It stops progress and makes sure those politicians stay in charge and keep their money. All they have to do is find one senator who will accept a bribe to stop any new laws from even being talked about.

This trick has been used for a long time to stop laws that would help a lot of people. Even if most people want a change, a small group of politicians can stop it from happening. That's not fair and it hurts our democracy.

That's why people who believe in a democracy want to get rid of the filibuster. It's stopping us from fixing the things that need fixing. We need to be able to make changes when they're needed, and the filibuster is getting in the way.

The problem isn't that the public doesn't want to make changes. It's that the filibuster is giving a small group of politicians too much power. Right now, it takes 60 senators to agree before anything can happen. That means that just 40 senators can stop anything from getting done, even if most people want it.

We need to get rid of the filibuster so that we can make progress and improve things for everyone. We can't let money and bribes get in the way of what's best for the majority of people.

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Today the 50 Senators from Republican-controlled states represent 43 million fewer Americans than Senators from Democratic-controlled states, yet for the past 26 years they’ve used the filibuster to block nearly every meaningful piece of Democratic-sponsored legislation.