With Al Franken’s victory finally official, the Democrats will soon have a filibuster proof majority of 60 in the Senate, assuming Sens. Kennedy and Byrd are able to return to the floor or are replaced with Democrats. As a result, the Democrats have more legislative dominance than they (or for that matter, the Republicans) have had since the 1970s. Obviously this will permit the Dems to push through a wide swath of their legislative agenda, regardless of whether that agenda is good public policy.
Americans should be terrified of this possibility, because the last time the Democrats had this much legislative power, they came within a hair’s breadth of successfully implementing the transparently destructive and frightening system of:
B. Sharia Law
D. Metric Measurement
Look, I find the notion of either political party having a filibuster-proof Senate majority to go with a significant House majority mildly frightening. But for some reason, I feel a little less frightened when the bugaboo for why this is a bad thing is that we might stop using a system of measurement that is a relic of our days as an English colony and which imposes a burden on our ability to do business with the rest of the world.