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It seems fairly obvious to me that the next time Democrats get into power they are more likely than not going to eliminate the filibuster completely. After all, their base will demand that the illegitimate Trump administration is negated completely, and there will be no action that is outside the realm of legitimacy.
My proposal would probably only last until the Democrats regain power, so in that respect the rational is more aspirational than practical, but here is the logic. It seems to me that if one is really for limited government, it should be much easier to get rid of legislation than it is to create it. This could have been done Constitutionally by creating something like a Congress of Repeal, who’s elected members only power is to repeal legislation, so instead of being a bunch of Lawmakers who feel their job is to make new laws (and thereby erode our liberties), these would be Laweliminators.
But another way to have a similar effect would be to make it far easier to repeal laws than it is to make laws inside the structure we currently have. Which is why I believe it is in the interest of Republicans and consistent with their philosophy to eliminate the filibuster in cases of repealing law. Think of it as an extension of Reconciliation, which I believe must be scored as reducing the deficit in order to be used. Something that only reduces the laws on the books could bypass the filibuster as well, but it would be allowed any number of times.
One is right to worry about the eventual elimination of the Filibuster and cautioning about being the ones to go first, but the Democrats always go first, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma advises that retribution must occasionally be wrought. Eliminating the Filibuster just for repeal would allow Republicans to assume the upper hand (for once), would be consistent with their philosophy, and would be good policy.
The Democrats are probably going to eliminate the filibuster completely their next time around no matter what, but allowing the repeal of laws without it could be both a legislative and political winner in the medium term.