Kim Min-ji (Sophomore, Dept. of English Language Education)
Recently, 39 lawmakers of opposition parties made a long relay speech to stall an antiterrorism bill in the National Assembly’s plenary session for nine days. We call this a filibuster. Through the unlimited relay speech of 192 hours and 25 minutes, the opposition lawmakers tried to fight against illegal surveillance activities in the country. This is because they believe the anti-terrorism law will take away our freedom. According to the bill, “A dangerous man who is a suspect has a probable cause.” But these words are quite ambiguous and could be abused. Such a law is unjustifiable. It is not just a matter of political affairs, but a moral issue. I think the spirit of resistance must exist in a healthy society. Therefore, I support filibusters.