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Definition of Filibuster

Filibuster

  1. A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855.
  2. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.
  3. To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices.

Filibuster Quotations

We demand that segregation be ended in every school district in the year 1963! We demand that we have effective civil rights legislation - no compromise, no filibuster - and that include public accommodations, decent housing, integrated education, FEPC and the right to vote.
Bayard Rustin

No one likes the Electoral College, expect perhaps those who were elected because of it. No one likes gerrymandering, except those doing the gerrymandering. No one likes the filibuster, except those doing the filibustering.
Kevin Bleyer

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
Clare Boothe Luce

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
Clare Boothe Luce

The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers.
Juan Williams
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Filibuster Translations

filibuster in Spanish is filibustero
filibuster in Swedish is fribytare
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