The USFG ought to prioritize the development of clean energy over (continued...)


Topic:The USFG ought to prioritize the development of clean energy over continuing support for traditional energy sources.Previously established rules of this debate:

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Gay Marriage


I would like to thank Jerry in advance for accepting this debate. My opponent can choose to use Round 1 for acceptance, and if so I'll begin in Round 2. Gay Marriage = the legally or formally recognized union of two same-sex people as partners in a personal relationship I look forward to a fruitful discussion!...

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Abortion should be illegal


Pro can either start arguing in Round 1 and waive the final round, or use the first round for acceptance alone, and allow me to start the debate in Round 2. No new arguments in the final round. "Abortion" refers to "the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy." Pro has to argue that abortion, in all stages of pregnancy, should be illegal (outside of cases when the mother's life is in danger, or cases of rape). I have to argue that abortion has to be allowed in at least certain stages...

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The swearing filter on DDO should be removed


I will argue that there should be no restrictions on what words we can use on DDO. First round is acceptance.Resolution: "The swearing filter on DDO should be removed."I am Pro, airmax1227 is Con. I accept the burden of proof. I don't need to set a ton of rules, because having a list of rules longer than anyone cares to read is silly, and I want this debate to be straightforward.This is my first step towards helping DDO. I think there are lots of problems...

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Bowe Bergdahl should be convicted and punished for desertion or misbehavior before the enemy

whiteflame Disclaimer: We both recognize that this is a contentious issue. Note that neither of us chose our side; we both prepared cases for and against on this topic, and the sides were decided by coin flip 5 minutes before we started. Thanks a lot to Raisor for debating me. It's my first time doing this topic, and it's been quite a while since I've had a live debate, much less against such a great opponent. The structure for our debate is as follows: R...

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On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview


Accept in comments. If you accept without my permission, you will suffer a full forfeitFull Resolution - On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview TermsOn Balance - With all things considered or being taken into accountAdopt - Take up or start to use or followEthical Egoi...

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Winter Regular tournament R1: Resolved, the USFG should legalize Euthanasia


This is round one of the Winter Regular Debate Tournament. This debate will be about the legalization of the nationally controversial topic that is Euthanasia.Important definitionsUSFG: United States Federal Government.Euthanasia: Also called mercy killing;

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Substance Dualism is False


The debate resolution is "Substance Dualism is False". Pro (Sargon/BlueDreams) will argue that substance dualism is false. Con (Romanii) will defend against Pro's attack. The winner of the debate is the side best defending its case. If both sides are equally plausible at the end of the debate, then Con wins due to Pro having burden of proof.The first round is for acceptance. After that, we will have three...

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Resolved: Just governments ought not persecute victimless crimes.


I affirm. Defintions: Just = guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness Ought = Indicates moral desirability Government = the authoritative body of persons in a state Prosecute = to institute legal proceedings against a person Victimless = an action to which all participating parties have consented Rules: Round Structure: 1. Pro posts topic, definitions, basic rules/Con posts acceptance only 2. Pro posts opening argument/Con posts opening argument 3. Pro posts rebuttal/Con posts re...

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The USFG ought to pay reparations to African Americans.


I have flipped a coin, guessed tails, and received tails. I choose to be second speaker (I just don't want to start). By gosh, you chose to be con in this debate. Resolved: The United States federal government ought to pay reparations to African Americans. Definitions: ought- should, based on desirability pay reparations- give compensation for past abuses or give formal apologies or try to make victims' lives better Rules: 1. Give arguments in the first round and pass the last round...

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