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Reflect on partisanship in the Congress and discuss the proper role of the minority party in each house of the Congress. Is the frequent use of the filibuster for ideological purposes an act of patriotism or partisan politics at its worst? Also discuss the proper role of the majority party in each house of the Congress. In responding to your classmates, discuss if you think its members should exclude the minority party whenever possible or try to compromise with them. classmate post #1: The proper role of the minority party in each house in Congress is to influence legislation at the committee level and ensure that all of the rules are being followed through the legislative process. The minority should also use the court of
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public opinion through the media to fight egregious legislation and apply public pressure to the majority party. The frequent use of filibuster is used by both parties equally for ideological purposes and for partisan politics at its worst. While the ideological debates on various issues can be very informative, very seldom does the use of filibuster change the direction of the voting majority. Filibuster has also been the cause of excessive delays in the confirmations of federal judge appointees, thus slowing down the judicial branch of government.
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