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Resolved: Gun Ban in the US

fire_wings
missmozart

IntroductionThis will be for missmozart, as we agreed to debate, and it happended to be this topic. It's been around 2 months since I debated a gun debate, and I like doing this topic, so I will be doing it right now. In this debate, the voting standards wil...

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140 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

Capitalism is the best economic system.

MysteriumRevelatum
Overhead

Full Resolution: Capitalism, while imperfect and flawed, is the best major economic system. Rules: 1. First round is for acceptance. Second is for opening arguments. Third for rebuttals and conclusions. 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions: Capitalism- the economic system based on private ownership of the means of production, and their operation for profit. Best- creating the best quality of life for the most people Major- consistently included in...

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

Political Correctness and Terrorism

bsh1
Darenskiy

IntroDarenskiy approached me and asked to debate. This was the topic we agreed on, and I think it is an interesting and highly relevant one. It should be an interesting and timely debate.Due to a recent experience of mine with receiving almost no votes on a high-quality debate, I have decided to make this a judge-only debate. Judges were selected based on their impartiality and on the fact that they were recently active in terms of voting. The judges...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Hours Ago

Society should regret the common narrative of good triumphing over evil in children's entertainment

whiteflame
ShabShoral

This debate is a part of the DDOlympics Debate Tournament described here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/91542/ We are part of Group D, and as such, this is the first of two debates that both ShabShoral and I will be participating in during the group stage of this tournament. That being said, I'm excited to debate ShabShoral on this intriguing topic, and I"m looking forward to having this debate with him. I don't think there"s much need for ground rules here, but I will at...

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4 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago

The Torah we have today is the same as it was in the past.

bigotry
ThinkBig

The topic at hand is one of interest. Is the Torah the same collection of books and content (minus spelling errors) the Jews have always had? Is it historically reliable? Are all the books therein still the same? I affirm they are. This is a 5 round debate. 10,000 characters. Round 1 acceptance Round 2 opening arguments (no rebuttals) Round 3-4 anything goes Round 5 rebuttals/closing statements (no new arguments)...

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12 Comments
Updated 22 Hours Ago

Turing Pharmaceuticals' decision to substantially increase the price of Daraprim was ethical

ShabShoral
lannan13

This is a team debate for BSH1's tournament.Teams are as follows:PRO: ShabShoral and Bob13CON: Lannan13 and DanielleFormat:1. Acceptance2. Aff constructive, Con constructive and rebuttals3. Rebuttals4. Conclusions (no new arguments)Definitions:"Turing Pharmaceuticals' decision" - The decision to raise the price of Daraprim (pyrimethamine) to the equivalent of $750 a tablet. "Was...

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1 Comments
Updated 22 Hours Ago

Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified

realpheonix
Stupidape

"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves." -Henry David Thoreau- Because I agree the words given by Thoreau, I strongly affirm today's resolution, civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified. I have 2 definitions According to proffesr Michael Walser"s book, Civil disobedience is a non revolutionary encounter with the state, in a which a person breaks the law but does so in ways that do not challenge the legitimacy of the legal or political sys...

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1 Comments
Updated 8 Hours Ago

Resolved: The PRC Should Grant Tibet Sovereignty

Tree_of_Death
Bored_Debater

Definitions:PRC: People's Republic of China, commonly referred to as ChinaGrant: To permit as a right, privilege, or favor [1]Sovereignty: A country's independent authority and the right to govern itself [2]First round is acceptance only.Sources1.

7 Comments
Updated 18 Hours Ago

Resolved: That the United States should recognize the Armenian Genocide

ThinkBig
Stupidape

Preface The Armenian Genocide is sadly one of the least recognized genocides in recent history. The genocide began on 24 April 1915 when Armenian intellectuals and public figures were detained and executed in Constantinople, the capitol city of the Ottoman empire. By 1917, more than 1 million Armenians were murdered by the Ottomans. [1]

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

DDO Olympic Team Debate: ThinkBig/Fire_Wings vs. MrVindication/Midnight1131

ThinkBig
MrVindication

This debate is for the DDO Olympics Team Debate.Team Pro:-ThinkBig-Fire_Wings

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12 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago