The Fairtax plan will benefit the economy and the majority of Americans (a)

HempforVictory
FairTaxCritic

This opening argument is a repeat from a previous debate of mine. I encourage my opponent to read that debate, which may be found on my profile, before accepting this challenge. Before I begin, I would just like to ask that whoever accepts this debate has some prior knowledge of the Fairtax, understands its implications, and still disagrees with it. Thank you. Information about the fairtax can be found by reading the faq: http://www.fairtax.org... For those who don't know, the Fairt...

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The U.S. should legalize and encourage drilling in ANWR

RoyLatham
HempforVictory

Definitions. ANWR is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. For this debate "drilling in ANWR" means commercial drilling and recovery of oil and gas within the boundaries of ANWR, and construction of a pipeline to facilitate transportation of the recovered fuels. "Legalize" means to remove any executive orders prohibiting such drilling, and to pass legislation that provides for leasing the limited areas as described in existing proposals to commercial interests for development. "Encourag...

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Morality does not need God to exist

HempforVictory
anikiforouk

Morality is the product of an innate desire that most people have, which is to be accepted by other people. Often the best way to gain the acceptance of other people is to treat them the way that you would like to be treated, this is only logical. Confucius said it best when he laid down a very similar Golden Rule of morality (5 centuries B.C.), "Do not impose on others what you do not wish for yourself," and he had no belief in any deity. http://www.arthuralevinebooks.com/book.asp?bookid=6...

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The Natural Law Party should be the ruling party in America.

HempforVictory
The_Mad_Hatter

First of all, I want to commend Debate.org for introducing me to the Natural Law Party by offering it as an option for party affiliation. Otherwise, I would never have known that there is a political party that is comprised of intelligent people with a platform that makes absolute perfect sense. It is most unfortunate that they have closed their national headquarters due to their failure in the '92, '96, and 2000 elections. However, their website is still active and their platform can be fou...

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Abortion; is it a child?

aredcard4u
HempforVictory

Is it a child? That is really the only question that needs to be answered in this debate, if a child exists, that child has rights, to kill that child is murder because that child has done nothing wrong. Rape? seriously think about it, what difference does it make? Punish the person that commited the crime, the RAPIST! Not an innocent human that happened to be conceived by a criminal, I'm sorry but you can't choose your parents. Endangering the life of the mother? Is one life more valueble th...

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The Fairtax plan will benefit the economy and the majority of Americans

HempforVictory
sethgecko13

Before I begin, I would just like to ask that whoever accepts this debate has some prior knowledge of the Fairtax, understands its implications, and still disagrees with it. Thank you. Information about the fairtax can be found by reading the faq: http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_faq_answers#3 For those who don't know, the Fairtax Bill HR25, is the most widely supported alternative tax plan in congress, with 66 representatives and 4 senators who have publicly state...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Financial aid to impoverished nations' governments should be ceased.

JustCallMeTarzan
HempforVictory

Financial aid to impoverished nations' governments should be ceased. It does little to no good, and also creates more problems than it solves. I would like to present some reasons why I believe this is the case, as well as an alternative solution. First, some history is needed. The governments of many countries in the developing world (mainly sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia) have been receiving financial aid from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. These tw...

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The format on debate.org should be changed to encourage more comments on debates

HempforVictory
solo

As it currently works on debate.org, when a user clicks on a subject tab there are displayed ten links to debates in the voting period and ten to current debates, each complete with a preview. They are ordered based on which debate had an argument posted most recently, so for debates in the voting period, they are ordered based only on which debate ended last. This means that a debate that has inspired lots of commenting from other users will be on the second page as soon as ten other debates in...

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Recreational Drugs should be Legalized

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magpie

I feel that all drugs should be legalized for a variety of reasons. Legalizing and regulating drugs will not only benefit society and the economy, but will benefit drug users and may actually lower the rate of drug use. I will now post several reasons to support my argument: 1) Recreational drugs are perhaps the most widely traded product on the black market. By making them illegal, the black market receives more funds for perpetuating other illegal activities. Essentially, by making the drug...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Cannibis is the DEVIL WEED and all users should be shot on sight !

Solarman1969
HempforVictory

This is obviously tongue in cheek- look at my political party- I just like good headlines I saw your tag and thought we could start a thread about Pot legalization versus the current drug war and the nonsense going on here in CA with medical marijuana and what a joke the fed policy is I think were both on the same side- pro- but I can take the devils advocate cheers Solarman...

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