Prompt 73: Status Quo

“We are not here to change the constitution. Our forefathers put together this great document and it has led our country to prosperity for the last one hundred years!” The chamber erupted into applause as the senator continued to pace the senate floor. He was sweating, tired, and his voice was hoarse, but there was no way he was going stop his filibuster. “Violence is an unfortunate part of life, and we need to get better at helping the people before they commit these terrible acts, but keeping guns out of the hands of Americans spits in the face of the founders.” Another applause from the gallery. A few more hours and the bill would be dead and his re-election fund would be much larger. It was a shame what happened to those kids, he thought, but it would be even more shameful if he didn’t get re-elected.

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