the 18th Century
I believe the Democrats might just regain the initiative, if each Democratic senator would dress in period costume representing the era of American history when our rights were less protected. Say... circa 1775.
I mean, they can't stop it, but they can get some awesome press coverage of a fundamental issue.
Your Republican Party, returning you to the 'good old days' of serfdom, one war at a time.
(pic of John Adams)