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Gun control does not reduce crime (USA only)

tajshar2k
TheHitchslap

I will be arguing that gun bans do not reduce crime in the United States of America.My opponent will argue that it does.Good Luck...

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212 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Are there sufficient legal grounds to criminalize flag desecration in the United States?

WillSelenus
Luharis

I will be arguing the position that there exist no sufficient legal grounds under current United States jurisprudence to justify a criminalization of flag desecration. Ancillary to that, if my opponent wishes to challenge the current state of jurisprudence, I will also be arguing that flag burning should be permitted on similar but more normative grounds. Argument on Legality: 1) Statutes criminalizing flag desecration would be in violation of the freedom of speech, which is of course embodi...

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14 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Scientific evidence does not support Evolution

Cook123
NumingDisasterAnon

I will be arguing that that evolution has not been proven scientifically and any evidence used to support it could be reasonably explained from a creation viewpoint. Since the theory of evolution is taught in schools as science, and creation is presented as religious, the burden of proof is on con to show that evolution can and did happen. Science - Knowledge gained from observation, experimentation, and demonstration (Can be proven). Evidence - The available body of facts or information ind...

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25 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is marching band a sport?

jhenley9111
jobosno

I have been wanting to create this debate for a while. In this debate I would like to use the definition from Dictionary.com. "an athletic activity requiring skill and physical prowess and often of a competitive nature"...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Barack Obama is a great President, and one of the best in our time.

Paraney
LostintheEcho1498

Barack Obama is one of the best, most progressive presidents of our time. He has brought long-desired policies to the people of America ranging from healthcare to defense. Keep in mind he is the first black president of the United States, a significant milestone in our history, and his Republican predecessor was terrible with his low approval rating. With the experience of only four years as a US Senator, Obama worked hard to defeat his experienced contenders during his 2008 election campaign...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, Ted Cruz should be selected as the Republican Nominee

Logical-Master
lannan13

Good evening, Debate Dot Org and good evening to my fellow conservative debater. I have noticed his support for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul. Although I am also fond of Mr. Paul, I lean more towards Ted Cruz as the republican nominee for the 2016 election and am happy to elaborate on my reasoning as the debate progresses.The first round of this debate should operate for acceptance purposes and the remaining three rounds shall operate for debate purposes.

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Was 9/11 an inside job

mpederson851
lannan13

After tons of review I am convinced that 9/11 was an inside job, and not completed by Al Qaeda or the Taliban. There is so much evidence I dare anyone to challenge me...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Debunking the Old Testament is not Debunking Jesus as Messiah

Sooner
thenewkid

Atheists constantly use the word "debunked" when referring to the Bible. I would say most if not all "debunking" claims are from the Old Testament. Furthermore, I challenge someone to prove that "debunking" the Old Testament proves "debunking" of Jesus as Messiah. To make the argument clear, let's say debunking the Old Testament is not debunking Jesus as Messiah. I pick the pro position since this is my argumement....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Assisted suicide should be illegal.

FourTrouble
whiteflame

"Assisted suicide" refers to "the act of deliberately assisting another person to kill themselves." == A Definitional Note ==The term "assisted suicide" is something of a misnomer. There's no crime called "assisted suicide." I do not argue a legal penalty for patients who seek help in dying. The crime at issue is assisting suicide, and it's targeted solely at those who help another commit suicide. The legal right sought by proponents is...

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122 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Gay marriage should not be permitted

Zarroette
2-D

PrefaceThis is only my 2nd debate on gay marriage, the first of which I lost. Please be gentle =) Full TopicIn a just society, gay marriages would not be permitted.TermsJust - based on what is morally or ethically right and/or fairGay marriage - a legally binding union conferring on two same-sex partners the same legal rights, stat...

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129 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago