Universal health care nuts should also be in favor of universal food, shelter, clothing, etc.

HandsOff
Danielle

If universal health care crowd were capable of being a little more consistent, they'd be communists. Despite the fact that nowhere in our founding documents is health care declared a "right," proponents who want to make it a right point to the fact that health care is a human necessity. But there is a huge problem with this argument. If the degree of necessity is the criteria for converting a private service into a public entitlement, why isn't universal food, clothing, water, shelter, transport...

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Resolved: In the United States plea bargaining in exchange for testimony is unjust.

Jev-O
LakevilleNorthJT

Because plea-bargaining leads to false testimony and bartering, I affirm the resolution. Resolved: In the United States plea-bargaining in exchange for testimony is unjust. I offer the following definitions from Cambridge university press dictionary to clarify the round: Plea Bargain: A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. The defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest and in some cases to al...

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Funnier Jokes Wins.

LakevilleNorthJT

Thanks to my opponent for requesting this debate. If anyone doesn't know how this works, it is quite simple. Each round, each debater posts one joke. Whoever has funnier jokes wins. I will be defending by title and wish good luck to my opponent. :) A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer,...

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Resolved: free family pigeons kept for racing.

Noel
Danielle

~~~ ANIMAL EXIT ~~~ Olivia loves animals, especially the birds. They loft with life and beauty, with grace beyond mere words. Her cousins are cruel to pigeons, though they are nice to her. They keep the birds for only sport; for racing, as it were. One day, in their unplanned absence, she finds the cages' key; A chance to lock them safe inside, or else to set them free. Olivia loves all animals, but is especially fond of the avian variety. Her cousins are nice to h...

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The United States Federal Government should help to modernize third-world countries.

Danielle

"Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant." -- Elie Wiesel Clarification: A common misconception regarding third-world countries is that "the poverty of the developing nations can be attributed to their failure to innovate, resulting in technological and therefore economic deficit" [1]. That is simply untrue. Western civilizations were able to expand and modernize through our coloni...

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Resolved: A corrupt girlfriend/boyfriend is better than no boyfriend/girlfriend

Logical-Master
Danielle

Good day to you all, ladies and gentleman. In today's case, I shall prove the resolution which states "Resolved: A corrupt girlfriend/boyfriend is better than no boyfriend/girlfriend" is false beyond the notion of a doubt. Before starting, I'd like to thank my opponent (whomever that may be) for taking up this debate and I'd ask that the voters vote based on who debated better rather than their own personal opinion. With all of that being said, let us proceed. =================== CONTEXT:...

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Freedom of expression should not be supressed by accusations of sexism.

brian_eggleston
Danielle

I would like to invite a fellow debater to demonstrate that I am wrong when I contend that freedom of expression should not be suppressed by accusations of sexism and that the controversial comments I may make in the course of my arguments should be kept to myself. I would welcome a challenge from a male or female but I suspect I am more likely to receive a rebuttal from a man, as there appears to be far more male members of debate.org than there are female members. Interestingly, this mirro...

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Saudi women should have the same rights as men

midnightblue164
Danielle

In 2006, a Saudi woman was alone in a car with a man who was not related to her, and a gang of seven men found them and raped them. They were given 10 months in jail. She was given six months and 200 lashes. Now I understand that Saudi Arabia is predominately a muslim state, and their government can be theocratic, but if their beliefs get in the way of justice, then that's simply not right. All over Saudi Arabia, women are crying out for help from oppression and injustices. They should have...

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Minimum Wage should be abolished.

libertarian
Danielle

1. The vast majority of economists believe the minimum wage law costs the economy thousands of jobs. 2. Teenagers, workers in training, college students, interns, and part-time workers all have their options and opportunities limited by the minimum wage. 3. A low-paying job remains an entry point for those with few marketable skills. 4. Abolishing the minimum wage will allow businesses to achieve greater efficiency and lower prices. 5. When you force American companies to pay a certain w...

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To be announced.

gahbage
Danielle

Gonna take an idea from some other people and do this, because I'm bored and don't know what to debate about. As you can see, this debate is 5 rounds. In the contender's round 1, he/she will propose 3 different topics of debate that COVER VARIOUS FIELDS. (I don't want 3 debates about abortion but worded differently, for example. Then in my round 2, I will choose one of the debates to well...debate on. In the contender's round 2, he/she will choose a stance on the choice (PRO or CON) and...

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