The Fake Filibuster Fable

Libertarian-Socialism: American Style
3 min readJul 4, 2022

James Stewart as a filibustering Senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Americans are hearing the Democrats whine about the filibuster. They claim it is preventing them from protecting a women’s right to autonomy over her body. Americans hear that a lot of legislation is stalled due to filibustering.

Many Americans must wonder how anything got done in America. If everything required sixty votes, we must have all agreed in the past. What happened to the simple majority rule we were taught…