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I just finished making the same point in "by the fruits of their labors shall you know them" a few minutes ago. Now I see I wasn't the first to consider this. Kudos. As you said, we will see. As I additionally observed, the filibuster gets most of it effectiveness by the rarity of its use. When Rand filibustered it was news pretty much automatically because it had been so long since anyone had used the tactic. Now it has been used 2 times in about six months and, worse, the TIME has been pushed up to 21+ hours ... which partially means that a 12 hour filibuster a year from now AT A CRITICAL POINT will be much less effective right out of the gate. Certainly, it isn't as likely to make front page headlines and public debate merely because of novelty.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28