Video games are actually good for you

vvonderwall
ColeTrain

Does your mother constantly nag at you for playing video games? Telling you that they"ll ruin your eyesight and social skills? Some studies show that video games can actually be good for you. Video games do not cause bad eyesight or a decrease in social skills, they can benefit the brain, help with school achievement, and can help keep criminals off the streets. From slowing the aging process, helping Dyslexic kids reading better, to improving eyesight, video games do it all. Drew Guarini, aut...

Post Voting Period
6 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

100th Debate: Taxes Should be Raised on the Rich

1Historygenius

Hello friends! I'm doing my 100th debate here on DDO. For this debate, I decided to pick my favorite topic of tax policy. I will argue against taxes being raised on the rich and I will instead argue that taxes should be maintained or lowered for economic and government revenue benefits. My opponent must argue that raising taxes on the rich. The rich are those paying, as many would agree, the current top income tax rate and current capital gains tax rate.

Post Voting Period
9 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The United States Should Expand Immigration

Valladarex

Welcome. This will be a debate on whether or not legal immigration should be expanded in the United States. I will be supporting the expansion of worker visa programs and a streamlined process for citizenship. Con must not have less than 3 debates completed and must have knowledge that he or she will be able to complete the entire debate without worry. If you wish to accept this debate, then say so in the comments. People who...

Post Voting Period
10 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: The death penalty should be legalized.

ColeTrain

Resolved: The death penalty should be legalized.Please accept this debate only if you will take it seriously. I wish to enjoy a good-hearted and intellectual discussion in regards to this topics. First, however, allow me to lay out some framework as to how the debate will operate.<...

Post Voting Period
8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

certain jobs require certain people, do you agree? (what about the disabled?)

LisandraP

Hiring practices should not be left to the discretion of the businesses, if they do not want to hire woman who might have children, or people with disabilities, that is not their right. It is not fair whether a company decides whether or not a person is allowed to perform a certain job, it is not fair to think that a certain job requires a certain person to fill it in. It is still discrimination if we look at figures such as sexual orientation, culture, mentally disabled, religion, sex, ethnicit...

Post Voting Period
1 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved:The Federal Reserve Should Not Be Abolished

That1User

Intro I am rechallenging Georaphia for Round 1 of bsh1's March Beginners' Tournament. The resolution holds clear: Pro shall argue that The Federal Reserve indeed should not be abolished, and Con shall argue that it should. The burden of proof is equally shared between both debaters. Definitions Federal Reserve: The Central Bank of the United States of America. Should: Ought to Abolished: To officially come to an end. Stucture Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Cases Round 3:...

Post Voting Period
6 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The death penalty should be legalized

republicofdhar

Well, here it is. First round is acceptance. I haven't specified any jurisdiction, so please don't bring in the U.S. Constitution or laws specific to any one country. If you must make legal arguments, then please make them general, so that they may be applied to *most* jurisdictions. All the best. :)...

Post Voting Period
7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Climate Change is happening

AlexandertheGreat919

Climate change is happening. Here are some good sources to back it up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_opinion_on_climate_change http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/how-we-know-global-warming-is-real/ https://www.ted.com/playlists/78/climate_change_oh_it_s_real http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/antarctica-gallery/#/larsen-b-iceshelf_265_600x450.jpg...

Post Voting Period
2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: Just governments ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.

ColeTrain

The resolution is as stated. Resolved: Just governments ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.The format will go as follows:Round 1: Acceptance and Opening Pro ArgumentsRound 2: Con (Arguments and Refutations) Pro (Arguments and Refuta...

Post Voting Period
8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Gay Marriage

Varrack

HI GUYS! I think gay marriage should be illegal, because that's not what marriage is! Clearly it is between 1 man and 1 woman. That's how it's been for thousands of years. We ought to keep it illegal for the good of society! How could anyone disagree? Do people use logic nowadays or what? Sorry folks, but marriage is and always has been between straight couples. It's funny how people want to change it as if you could change a definition! LOL! xD...

297 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago