Senate voted last Thursday to curb the use of filibuster against
judicial nominees, over the objections of the Republican minority.
The average American may think deciding things by majority vote is
the basic idea of our democracy. But say something like that, and
you risk getting a lecture on how America is not a democracy but a
constitutional republic, and that the framers took care not to give
too much power to the people, and that they invented all sorts of
devices to keep them from running out of control. So the curb can
only be seen as a terrifying development, gasps Steve Chapman in
mock horror. Why, next thing you know we could be deciding all
sorts of things by majority vote.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/25/steve-chapman-favors-restricting-the-fil