A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I see this action as an indication that Reid knows he's going to lose the Senate next year. I think he figures it's better to get what he wants now (or as much as he can) before he's dumped into minority status.
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Granted this particular nuclear option was on just judicial nominees as I understand. But the precedence has been set for which ever party has control of the senate, to invoke that option to avoid or do away with the filibuster. There is nothing that says now that the cat is out of the bag that this nuclear option can't be used on other things at the sole discretion of the senate majority leader, who ever he is or from what ever party.
John Adams when discussing American ideals said we are "A nation of laws, not of men." But I fear this change disregarded the laws and rules and was made for the "Man." That this puts us on the slippery slope of changing this nation from the rule of law to the rule of "The Man."
I may be wrong, I hope so. But unless a rule change like this is bipartisan it smacks of the rule of man over the rule of law and rules.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.