The Filibuster The term filibuster is defined as a form of obstructionism in a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. When you first come across that definition, you most likely ask yourself, “How can this be a good thing?” Well, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Some say that it only delays the process of democracy. The others say that’s why it is put in place, so that each proposal that’s brought up can be carefully examined so no mistakes are made. Several years ago, the filibuster had a much
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Thomas during the Fall '07 term at Montgomery.