Same-sex unions should not be federally recognized as marriage.

Derelict
Pluto2493

My observations... 1. Aff has the burden of proof 2. Aff must prove that federally-recognized same-sex marriages ought never be allowed My arguments... 1. Homosexuality is natural and homosexuals, being humans, deserve equality 2. In a truly free society all individuals must be equal 3. For true equality everyone must be treated in the same manner and granted the same rights 4. Same-sex marriage is a right necessitated by any free society Thank you, I look forward to friendly debate....

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Is The Indo-US nuke deal Good for the nation?

Vageesh
Pluto2493

How can you support such an atrocity to the nation's sovriegnity.....this is jackhammering oneself to be a second nation...... just remember iraq....iran....if anything turns U.S.A on us who'll come to save us.....Already we are low on funds(Last report showed India heavily debted to The World Bank...),but of instead of solving internal crisis(poverty....MAlnutrition.J&k.....)the government throws us to U>S mercy................

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Mobile Phone Confirmation?

Pluto2493
DucoNihilum

This is more of a question than a debate. Why does the site make you give your phone number to access certain features? Which features are they? I am against the mobile phone confirmation. CONTENTION I: I don't have a cell phone....

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Topic #34 - The US should adopt a timetable for Withdrawl from Iraq

Darth_Grievous_42
Pluto2493

As Pro, I will be defending that the United States should adopt a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. Thus, the Polar opposite stance that my opponent will have to prove is that the united States should not adopt a timetable for withdrawlf from Iraq. To be judged by James Fong, Maximilian Powers, and Dan Alexander. Definitions: Timetable - A schedule listing the times at which certain events are expected to take place Withdrawal - retreat or retirement of an army or other military force from...

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34. The United States should adopt a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.

Pluto2493
PublicForumG-d

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. In today's case, I will prove the resolution, The United States should adopt a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, true behind any reasonable doubt. The judges for this debate are Luke Cumbee, Dorian Walker, and Matt McGirr. This debate may be forfeited by myself, as I leave for camp on the day that PFG gets back from vacation, Sunday. Let's start off this debate with key definitions, all from dictionary.com: SHOULD- must; ought to ADOPT- to choose...

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One of those 'you choose the resolution' debates in Extemporaneous speech form.

Pluto2493
kingsoji

Essentially, this is a two round debate. Haste will be welcome, as I will leave for camp in two weeks. In R1 CON will post three distinctly different resolutions. I write an opening argument for one of the three in R2. It will be my privilege to decide what side I want to be on in said debate. HOWEVER, this is how it is different from 'dem udder debates'. Both PRO and CON must give their arguments in the common style of extemporaneous speech. Observe: 1. Intro A. Clever story/quote/jok...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Resolved: The USFG should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the US.

Johnicle
Pluto2493

ATTENTION: This is intended to be a Policy Debate for the 2008-2009 topic. Thanks and good luck to my opponent… Round 1/2: Constructives Round 3/4: Rebuttals I affirm: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States. Resolutional Analysis: The resolution specifies that ONLY incentives need to be "substantially increased" for the affirmative. Certainly the debate can talk about these effects (good and bad...

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17. In matters of collecting military intelligence, the ends justify the means.

Jokerdude
Pluto2493

Alrighty then, good luck to my opponent and lets have a nice debate To start Ill define the word justification http://dictionary.die.net/justification The definition states Justification n 1: something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary: So on the first definition this will be the first world that the debate shall involve, where the affirmative has to prove that by collecting military intelligence there has to be a "reasonable or nec...

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Resolved: The United States should abolish the death penalty.

Pluto2493
cynicalbanana

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen. In this case, I will prove to you why the United States should abolish the death penalty. I thank my (possible) opponent for accepting this debate, and I ask that the voters vote based on the arguments presented. Any RFD's would be apprieciated. The resolution is pretty straight-forward, so I will get right down to my case. CONTENTION I: Capital Punishment does not deter crime. There have been numerous studies that indicate that the death penalty does...

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Use of God Bless America in our Government

troubleshootn
Pluto2493

I simply wanted to say that I believe that the use of God Bless America should continue to be used in our Government(treasury). I dont mean to add to the topic but I shall with the note I also believe the bible should be used in the swearing of oaths. Good luck to my fellow debater....

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