(As delivered at Netroots Nation, 24 July 2010.) Debates about Senate procedural reform very often have constitutional undertones. For instance, at a recent hearing on filibuster reform before the Senate Rules Committee, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) argued: "The founding fathers had the foresight to create an institution that was not based on majority rule, but where each state ... [has] two Senators to speak out on their behalf. It is that power to speak, the right to unlimited debate that is the hallmark of the Senate."1 Similarly, the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) recently stated: "Our Founding Fathers intended …