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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The Resurrection of Jesus


I will defend the position, that the resurrection of Jesus happened.I will argue that:1. Jesus died by crucifixion.2. The disciples of Jesus had an experience that made them believe that Jesus body was resurrected.I will then present the hypotheses that Jesus was resurrected that accounts for the known data.To win the debate Con has either to show that one of the two points above is wrong or he has to present his...

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Bad Debaters Should Be Removed from DDO


First Round is Acceptance. No new arguments in the final round. Good luck to my opponent. ...

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Gay marriage should not be permitted


PrefaceThis is only my 2nd debate on gay marriage, the first of which I lost. Please be gentle =) Full TopicIn a just society, gay marriages would not be permitted.TermsJust - based on what is morally or ethically right and/or fairGay marriage - a legally binding union conferring on two same-sex partners the same legal rights, stat...

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Resolved: Climate change is, on balance, anthropogenic in origin


Select winner. 2k. 2 weeks. == Definitions == Global warming: The average increase in temperatures since the late 19th century. Man-Made: The literal definition is fairly obvious. In terms of this debate, man-made factors to climate change would be the emission of greenhouse gasses. Or, as the IPCC would describe man-made forcing, "changes in the concentrations of radiatively active species (e.g., CO2, aerosols)" [1]. To clarify "on balance", I am not arguing that climate change is...

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God is Perfect and Can Do No Wrong


I will be taking the con position that I believe God is not perfect, and in fact is capable of doing wrong or creating something imperfect.Definitions:God - A supernatural, cosmic, conscious entity with the ability to influence our world in some way. I do not refer to any specific god, instead just to the concept of any deity at all. Perfect - Flawless, completely free of any fault, as good as it possibly could be.Please note that I am w...

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The United States Federal Government should legalize prostitution.


Well well, it's been a long time since kasmic's been active, and it's my pleasure to be one of the first to debate him following his return. I look forward to a great debate on this hot button issue. Just a note to voters: the ELO minimum has been set to 2500. I think this resolution is relatively straightforward, but I'll be as clear as possible. This is a policy-based resolution, and as such, it is my burden to present a case. The burden of proof is on me, as I am seeking to change polic...

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Music battle


Hi! So basically this is a battle to see who can post the most beautiful music. Note: Notice I said the most beautiful music. It doesn't necessarily have to be popular or catchy. Post songs/pieces that genuinely moved you. The debate will be structured as follows:R1: Pro outlines debate, Con acceptsR2: Pro and Con each post a link to their first selected compositionR3: Pro and Con each post a link to their second selected compositionR...

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Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force


Resolution: Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force Context and Definitions: USFG= United States Federal Government ICBM force= Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force; the roughly 450 existing silos, staff, and facilities supporting the ICBM. Rules: 1. No forfeits 2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate 3. No new arguments in the final round. 4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere 5. The artificial character c...

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