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Judicial Activism in the United States is unjust.

Fazwe
Ninja_Tru

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate and I hope its a good debate. Definitions: Judicial activism-the act of replacing an impartial interpretation of existing law with the judge's personal feelings about what the law should be en.wiktionary.org/wiki/judicial_activism Unjust-Not fair, just or right en.wiktionary.org/wiki/unjust 1. Contradicts the essence of Democracy A personal interpretation of the law done by Supreme Court judges (Judicial Activism) can be viewed as proa...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Abortion

lighth0us3
Telanian

Hey I'd just like to say before I start that I'm a beginner, only 14 so please go easy on me :P But I must confess I am pretty good at arguing so I discovered this site and decided to give it a try. I mean, why not? Abortion : the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. (according to the dictionary). Pt1) Abortion is murder Picture a young girl named Lily. Imagine her holding out a gun and murdering someone. This was done...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Homosexuality should be treated the same as heterosexuality.

jd325494523
Zaradi

The first round will simply be for acceptance, although I do have a few requirements before the debate starts. -Lincoln-Douglas format: Value/Criterion, All contentions must be tied back to value. -Definitions -Good grammar (please.) -Statistics I will allow my opponent to use the bible as a source. This is a topic I feel strongly about, so unless you are serious about this debate, do not accept. I wish my opponent the best of luck....

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8 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Rather Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

daisha
DJJMC

Gay Marriage SHOULD be Legal, gays are just like us....

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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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Updated 8 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 7 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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Updated 7 Months Ago

It's time to punish mobile phone menaces: it's time to bring back the birch!

brian_eggleston
Naysayer

Birching is a corporal punishment where a birch rod is used to whip the offender's bare buttocks. Until the last century the birch was used in Britain to punish naughty schoolchildren, juvenile delinquents and errant prisoners. [1] Today I am proposing that the birch be reintroduced to be used by the police as an on-the-spot punishment for the new crime of 'walking without due care and attention whilst using a mobile phone'. This measure is long overdue: when walking through crowded public...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 1 Month 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 1 Month Ago