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Guantanamo Bay should be closed down

Messi-09
Zman_82nd

Guantanamo Bay is a notorious US military detention camp that is the site of many atrocities, and as a result should be closed down immediately. Established in 2002 as part of the War on Terror and the aftermath of 9/11, this detention centre has been used to interrogate people who are suspected to have been involved in terrorism, particularly in the Middle East. However a better word for interrogation might be "torture." When Obama was elected President, one of his core promises was that Gua...

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Updated 8 Hours Ago

Christianity is akin to Fascism

kasmic
imsmarterthanyou98

Christianity is akin to Fascism Definition of terms: 1 Christianity: "the religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ"(1) 2 Akin: "similar or related"(2) 3 Fascism: "a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government"(3) 4 Rounds, 10,000 characters, 72hr Round 1 acceptance Round(s)2-3 Arguments and Rebuttals Round 4 Rebuttals and closing statem...

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Updated 23 Hours Ago

We should keep out illegal immagrants and secure our border

august55433
Artemis4

I believe that illegal immigrants should be kept out of our country. They hurt our economy and are an overall bad thing for us. I know that they are just trying to get a better life, but what makes them better then the people that are doing the same thing, except that they are waiting in line? The illegal immigrants just cheat and budge ahead of everyone. They don't pay taxes, and they get to be on our welfare system. This overpowers the balance between people who pay taxes, and people who don't...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

The constitution should be interpreted based on what it would mean if it was written today.

AbandonedSpring
Ameliamk1

The constitution should be interpreted based upon an instrumentalists point of view because as times change, so should how the government functions. Pro believes that the constitution should be seen as if it were written today. Con believes that the constitution should be interpreted exactly as it would have been when it was written in 1787. 1 round: Acceptance 2 round: Arguments 3 round: rebuttals 4 round: conclusions...

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Updated 13 Hours Ago

The United States is Ready for a Female President

kasmic
phantom

Resolve: The United States is Ready for a Female President Clarification: I would not have any personal issue with having a female presi...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Should we have welfare?

august55433
Man_Of_Few_Words

I believe that we should not have welfare. I think that it makes people lazy, and it overall hurts society. I will look forward to my opponents argument. Thank you....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Government should NOT require GMO labeling for food products

Individualist
stef16

First round is acceptance. Would prefer a beginner debater, since this is my first time. The burden of proof will reside on me. Note that this is under politics, so this debate will focus on political arguments supporting or opposing GMO labeling of food products. Most discussions of health benefits or harms will be irrelevant (usually). That is not to say pro or con cannot bring them up, only that they are not the focus of the debate. 72 hours per round should be plenty for you busy workers...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

the UK should remain part of the EU

P.Ellis
Mr.Chorlton

The following debate is on whether the United Kingdoms of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should remain part of the European Union First Round: description of your stance and views second round: arguments and rebuttal third round: arguments and rebuttal fourth round: conclusion/summary of your views I believe the UK should remain part of the EU because it benefits the country enormously, opens trade options and increases international relations....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Would the world uniting under a single global infrastructure benefit the human race in 100 years?

AgnosticPanda
GoOrDin

I would like to first point out that when I say single global infrastructure I DO NOT mean having one person in charge (like having a president of the world) but rather a more UN type council. And in the title it says in the next 100 years , i really mean in the slightly distant future where we (the entire current population of Earth) is dead and our descendants take over. It just didn't fit :P Before a single global infrastructure can even be attempted, all countries must be on the same level...

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6 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

Should we keep the death penalty?

august55433
Mister_Man

I believe that we should keep the death penalty. I feel that people who have committed crimes against humanity, don't deserve to live. They certainly are not worth the $168,00 dollars that we spend on them per year in prisons. That's why I think we should keep the death penalty and I expect a lively debate with my opponent! Thank you....

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago