Same Sex Marriage

grazilda
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For most Americans, marriage is a religious sacrament or ceremony. If the definition of marriage is changed to allow SSM, some religious individuals and groups feel that they will become at risk of having to violate their beliefs by being forced to marry same-sex couples. Many religiously conservative researchers have found that children thrive best when reared in a home with a married mother and father. Boys and girls have needs that are uniquely met by parents of the opposite gender. The r...

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Resolve: There are times when torture is okay.

blackhawk1331
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After a question asked in school today, I decided that I want to debate that torture can sometimes be fine. Torture - the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure http://www.merriam-webster.com/ I think that torture is okay in one case and one case only, but that is enough for me to win. Now, I think torture is acceptable when it is being used to coerce people into telling information that could save lives. Here is...

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Lincoln-Douglas is better than Cross-Examination

Cleveland-Cannibal
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Resolved: Lincoln-Douglas is better than Cross-Examination. Definitions: Lincoln-Douglas: Lincoln-Douglas debate as defined by the National Forensic League. Cross-Examination: Cross-Examination debate as defined by the National Forensic League. Better: more advantageous or effective. CONTENTION 1: Value of Lincoln-Douglas. It is a common held fact that Lincoln-Douglas debate is one of the more mentally engaging and thought provoking forms of debate. This is mainly because it is a...

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THBT private schools should not be abolished GY

pigfish
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I believe that private schools should never be abolished. My first argument is that students have the right to choose the education they receive. There is UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 that Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children. This clearly shows that abolishing private schools is patently a violation of human rights. In a democratic country, including the US, parents should be able to send their children to any kind of schoo...

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