“Harry Reid’s Illegal Rule-Breaking”
The latest email from C4L President John Tate:
When the Senate reconvenes on January 22, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to launch an all-out war on the Senate filibuster.
And he’s willing to flat-out break Senate rules and longstanding traditions to achieve his goal.
If the statists in Washington, D.C. get their way, they’ll be able to ram their entire Big Government agenda through the Senate.
Of course, as with virtually all parliamentary bodies, the Senate’s rules can be changed or amended.
But changing the rules requires 67 votes – or a two-thirds majority of the Senate.
Unfortunately, Harry Reid doesn’t care about the rules, and he’s scheming to abolish the Senate filibuster with just 51 votes – or a simple majority.
Should he succeed, the statists in Washington will have the unchecked ability to push through their entire Big Government agenda.
And the really bad news is, according to inside sources, Senator Reid believes he has 51 Senators willing to break the rules with him to destroy the filibuster.
You see, the Senate filibuster has been an indispensable tool in stopping some of the worst of the statists’ Big Government power grabs over the years.
When Al Gore’s radical environmentalist pals in Congress attempted to ram through “Cap and Tax,” it was the Senate filibuster that stopped them – preventing this disastrous scheme from destroying our economy.
When Big Labor’s allies tried to ram through the union bosses’ Card Check Forced Unionism Bill, it was the Senate filibuster that stopped them – saving secret-ballot elections for union organizing.
When the anti-gun crowd attempted to renew the so-called “Assault Weapons Ban” back in 2005, it was the Senate filibuster that prevented its renewal.
And when the statists wanted to make sure they could get easy access to the names and addresses of those who opposed their schemes, the Senate filibuster allowed us to beat the so-called “Disclose” Act.
Without the ability to filibuster, the statists will be able to ram through gun control, tax hikes, massive spending increases, and virtually anything else they can dream up.
And along with your signed Fax Authorization Form, I hope you’ll agree to make a generous contribution of $250, $100, $50 – or whatever you can afford - to Campaign for Liberty.
Your generous contribution will help C4L mobilize millions of Americans to turn up the heat on their Senators to vote against Harry Reid’s attempt to destroy the filibuster.
I know times are tough for a lot of folks.
But this is one fight you and I can’t afford to lose.
Together, you and I can stop Harry Reid from destroying the Senate filibuster.