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The United States should have a death penalty.

RoyLatham
Mikal

The death penalty, i.e. capital punishment, is "execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense." [1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20punishment] Currently 32 states and the Federal government have a death penalty. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty]. Background inf...

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120 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The Government Should Eliminate the Minimum Wage

Subutai
TheHitchslap

This is the final debate in the DDO Olympics government and politics bracket. If you have any questions about the debate format below, mention them before you accept this debate.Full ResolutionThe government should eliminate the minimum wage.The BoP lies on both debaters (I have to prove that this change in policy is good, while my opponent has to argue for the good of said policy; I'll give the voters some leeway here).

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28 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Marijuana Should Be Legalized

miladragon
joza

This is the structure of the debate Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening Statements Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Closing statements (no new points)...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Drawing Debate

Mikal
MoralityProfessor

This is a Drawing Debate. My fiance and I have been trying to find a way to spend time together on the site. She loves to draw and is pretty freaking good at it, so I came up with the idea of a drawing debate. She shall participate in this herself.Each round a person shall submit a drawing. It has to be sketched with pencil or pen. At the bottom of the Drawing you are to sign your DDO username or at least something noticeable where people will know you ac...

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99 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The United States should build and maintain a border fence

RoyLatham
kbub

A border fence is one of the possible mechanisms used to control immigration and the flow of goods over U.S. borders. In this debate I will contend that existing border fences on the southern border should maintained and upgraded, and that at least a new 700 mile fence should be built .I do not require that a border fence...

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23 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Resolved: Frozen is better than the Lion King

imabench
Raisor

First round acceptance only. Prepare your anus....

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47 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Spring is better than winter

Breakfastunicorn
WheezySquash8

Spring is better than winter because it is warmer so you can go outside more comfortably and there is more to do....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

DDO should keep a voting system with multiple categories

RoyLatham
thett3

Currently, debate.org uses a seven point voting system for judging debates, with points awarded in categories according to:Who had better conduct (1 point)Had better spelling and grammar (1 point)Made more convincing arguments (3 points)Used the most reliable...

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36 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Abortion is generally immoral

zmikecuber
Zarroette

Resolved: Abortion is generally immoral.Four rounds. Shared BoP. No new arguments in R4. R1 for acceptance.I shall argue that abortion is immoral in most cases. This means excluding extraordinary cases such as rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, etc. So I shall be arguing that in cases where the individual gave consent and partook in sex, resulting in a pregnancy, abortion is immoral. My opponent shall a...

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112 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Life has more meaning without god

Dwint
Yarron

I will argue that without the belief in god, life has more meaning. It's up to my opponent if we will talk about the christian god or about god in general. I would like a serious debate, so if you want to accept, please leave a comment with your opinion on the topic. meaning = the end, purpose, or significance of something[1] Structure: Round 1: acceptance Round 2: arguments (no rebuttals) Round 3: rebuttals(no arguments) Round 4: additional arguments/rebuttals Round 5: conclusion...

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40 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago