Mr. Smith Rewrites the Constitution
“All provisions which require more than a majority of any body to its resolutions have a direct tendency to embarrass the operations of the government and an indirect one to subject the sense of the majority to that of the minority.”
Alexander Hamilton in Federalist #75
I'd like to see the old Mr. Smith goes to Washington filibuster returned... I want to see Senators bring sleeping bags and thermoses of coffee and orate for 12 hours -- now that would be full-contact democracy.