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Should social networks be closed?

20120506
IliyaS

Nowadays, many young people use social network, and forget about real communication with real people....

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55 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Foster Care Reform

Secryte
Controverter

The fact that foster care has crumbled should not come as much a surprise to anyone that has done their homework, rather the question now is should the foster care be reformed? There are many ways that foster care can be reformed, from all aspects of the social workers to the foster parents, and it is my belief that amid everything going on today that foster care should be a top priority for the national government and our local state governments. Who would like to oppose this?...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should sex offenders be released from prison?

Inspired
aiah17

A sex offender is defined as one who has committed a sexual crime. There are different levels of sex offenders. From molestation of a child to urination in public to child pornography. I am taking the side that sex offenders should not be released from prison due to the severity of the crime. I expect sources from my opponent....

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1 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

Euthanasia ought to be banned as a form of population control for animals.

utesfan1996
dairygirl4u2c

1st round is acceptance 2nd constructive 3rd rebuttal 4th final focus Looking forward to a fun debate :)...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Anger can be a good moral motivation

swagner713
philosophystudent231

Aristotle claims that anger is a useful attribute. He defines anger as a desire accompanied by pain, and says that it must always be felt towards some particular individual, and not men in general. Anger is also attended by a certain pleasure because the thoughts dwell upon the act of vengeance, and the images then called up cause pleasure. He also argues that anger stimulates the mind for deeds of war and enables men to be keener fighters. In addition, Aristotle claims that the two types of vi...

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0 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Wife vs Husband Round 3!!!!

squirtdonthurt
thekelseyc

I am playing the wife again as Pro..... Con will default be Husband. Rules are same as Round 1 and 2 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ AT LEAST ROUND 1 or 2 to understand flow of debate ROUND 1 http://www.debate.org/debates/WIFE-vs-HUSBAND-ROUND-1/1/ Scenario Round 1 Create a name for your wife and Husband.....Then present continuous arguments based upon hypothetical scenario that is given Round 2 though 4 respond back and forth to arguments Round 5 Final argument, then pro...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Gay Marriage

bubbatheclown
LuckyStars

My opponent is to post his argument in Round 1. I ask my opponent not to make any kind of argument or rebuttal in Round 4, considering that I'm making no type of argument in Round 1. Burden of Proof is shared by Pro and Con. I ask voters to vote fairly when this debate enters the voting stage. I wish good luck to my opponent, and may the debate begin....

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Vigilantism

Crescendo
sengejuri

First Round is for acceptance, BoP is shared by Pro and Con. No trolling, no sexually-explicit language or material, no profanity, no forfeiting, no racial slurs, and no violent threats. In accepting this debate, my opponent agrees to carry on a rational debate and post on every round. No new arguments may be posted in the last round. ONLY ACCEPT IF YOU CAN AGREE WITH THESE RULES...

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Slavery is Often a Good Thing

Crescendo
inthenameofjustice

First round is for acceptance. Burden of Proof is on Pro. No semantics, no sexually explicit language or material, no violent threats, no profanity, and no forfeiting. He (or she) who forfeits a round loses automatically. At the very least, post and say "I must forfeit this round." That won't necessarily get you (or me) disqualified. I look forward to a worthy challenger....

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16 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Feminism is used against men.

salshasam
Marauder

First round will be an acceptance round. I think feminism is used against men and is insane. My opponent (obviously) will think the opposite. After an opponent has been chosen, we both will come up with rules. 4 rounds (1 acceptance round) translates to 3 rounds....

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago