|"The Senate is not a majoritarian institution, like the House of Representatives is. It is a deliberative body, and it's got a number of checks and balances built into our government. The filibuster is one of those checks in which a majority cannot just sheerly force its will, even if they have a majority of votes in some cases. That's why there are things like filibusters, and other things that give minorities in the Senate some power to slow things up, to hold things up, and let things be aired properly."|
This is a 1998 quote from Family Research Council senior writer Steven Schwalm. The FRC held an event called "Justice Sunday" this weekend that argued filibustering presidential nominees is an attack on people of faith.