United States Senate has invalidated it's own mission and ignored it's own history. Originally chosen by the individual states legislatures, they were sent to Washington as a representative of their state. Now, we have direct vote and the senators now listen more to the lobbyists and special interest groups.
They have become nothing more than an extension of the House, going along with whatever party is in control in the Senate and ignoring the needs and limitations of their state. Forget whether their state can handle the mandates established by Washington. States are no longer represented.
This was designed to keep Congress from passing too many bills and constantly "transforming" our republic. Legislation was never intended to be easy. It was MEANT to be a hard job to get bills, regulations through. That way, only those issues that truly represented the overwhelming good of the republic would pass. And that does not mean 51%!!!
Harry Reid, you have NO RIGHT to block any vote.