Hello Fellow Americans,
Most of the huge strides the United States has overcome throughout history was at one point up for debate. Meaning in order to get laws passes and treaties ratified, there had to be a lengthy debate process until a fair democratic vote was reached.
The branch of government most closely associated with this process is the Senate. And today we’re going to discuss this process in great length, so you the citizen can have a better understanding of the process that got America where it is today.
So, let’s get started…
- A Bill Has To Go up To Vote
Obviously there first needs to be a matter to debate and this happens when a bill or political matter is brought to the table.
- Debate Pros & Cons
Next, they must debate using historical context to come to a well-educated conclusion if passing this specific bill would hurt or help the country more.
- Delay The Vote
There is no set time to this process, meaning someone in the Senate can delay the vote by giving an extremely long speech (this is called a filibuster). And this usually happens more times than not when voting on an important issue.
- Finally Come To A Vote
Eventually the filibuster will be forced to come to an end and a verdict is finally reached using a fair voting process.
So, what do you think about the democratic process the Senate must follow to pass various treaties and bills? Let us know in the comments and maybe we’ll include you in our next blog!
See You Later Patriot!!!