The Americans with Disabilities Act should be repealed

RoyLatham

This debate is about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [ADA], including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325). The full text of the various versions of the law are linked from the ADA's government site. [1. http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm] Wikipedia summarizes the law:

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this house believes that the separation of church and state is fundamental in a democracy

Whitne

i think they should u cant all was hope that the parents are teaching the right stuff...

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Resolved: The Woman is Responsible for Putting the Seat Down, Not the Man

RyuuKyuzo

ResolutionThe Woman is Responsible for Putting the Seat Down, Not the Man.As PRO, I will be affirming this resolution by arguing that making sure the seat is down is the woman's responsibility when she uses the washroom.As CON, you will argue that the man bares that responsibility.Burden of Proof

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The Cogito is absolutly Certain

The_Fool_on_the_hill

Cogito Ergo Sum This is often phrased in English as "I think therefore I am" This debate will be about the certainty of self-existence I will be arguing for its Absolute certainty. Con will be arguing against it. Bop is on me Terms of acceptance 1. Appeal to authorty or references are NOT replacements for Arguments. 2. Principle of Charity=Conduct 4. The Most informative, precise, reasonable definitions are to be taken over others. Principle of Charity -respecting the most...

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Corporate CEOs in America Should Be Paid Less

wrichcirw

I originally issued this challenge to Danielle, until I found out we were advocating the same side. I've since made this debate impossible to accept. If you are interested in debating CON for the resolution, please let me know in the comments section, thank you.The subject matter deals with this forum topic:$8.25 per hour vs. $8.75 million per year http://debate.org/forums/economics/topic/2...

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On balance, Capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism

darkkermit

Resolution "On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism"better for mankind - increasing the well-beingcapitalism - an economic system where the means of production are owned privatelycommunism - an economic system where the means of production are commonly owned.Debate rules: 1. No semantics.2. First Round for acceptance, and rule and definition clearification only.3. No new argument...

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Obama Began His Presidency With an Apology Tour

DeFool
RoyLatham

I am offering this debate proposal to Roy Latham, a debater whose skills I frequently admire, before making it available to anyone else. In a recent debate, I offered a criticism of an argument that he repeated several times in the course of that contest. This argument relied on the following statement being true: “President Obama began his presidency with an apology tour.” Obviously, I disagree, and would like to continue this discussion with Roy Latham, or perhaps...

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Employers Using Criminal Records as Background Checks

DeeZeeQuinn

It is hard enough in today's world to live without having one indiscretion you had at the ripe old age of let's say twenty years follow you and hunt you down. After you've committed your CHUMP crime, a Driving While Impaired, Possession of a Controlled Substance (namely marijuana), Drinking Under Age, and an array of other NON-VIOLENT crimes, you grow up. As a part of the "grown up" experience you consider that you need a job...you begin filling out online applications, you walk into the variety...

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People are reason for extinction of animals

ulpan.bauyrzhan

Historians and philosophers agree that since the development of agriculture, human beings have had an effect on the natural habitat of many plant and animal species. As many as 6,000 species are disappearing each year from deforestation,a number grater than before man appeared on the planet. Each minute of the day, approximately 26 hectares of forest are cleared. As a result, thousand of species have been wiped out....

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LOD (logic only debate): murder is an expression of sympathy

Elkyriaze

The resolution is a good eye-opener I hope. In this debate I wish to have a little fun with logic and philosophy, so If you find that you are a practical thinker please don't accept. If you do accept, don't hesitate to use humor to support your arguments, and please provide thought provoking material, not literal garbage. Definitions are unnecessary, semantics are allowed. Don't troll or do anything like it, or else i will express my sympathy to you, and other than that, good luck! :D .......

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