Do the people of the United States know that the
Why didn't the Democratic leadership call upon the Republicans to actually filibuster? I think the American public would be up in arms if a senator were talking day and night in opposition to the proposed gun control bill. As it happened, the bill quietly disappeared from public view. The media gave the public the idea that the proposed legislation was defeated. Probably, the media is correct in that view, but do the American people know that it was killed by invoking a "silent filibuster?"
We in the United States like to believe that we live in a democracy. However, the U.S. Senate is a most undemocratic institution. Members represent states, not people. The situation is exacerbated by the use of the silent filibuster. We citizens need to become more vocal about the use of the "no talk" filibuster. I have written Sens.