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Failed nations are a greater threat to the U.S than stable nations

asiandebater
oceanix

I'm pro on this resolution I would like to thank my opponent and wish the best of luck to better help you understand this topic we will be debating I will define some key terms Failed state-characterized by the Fund for Peace, Their 2009 index characterizes failed states thoroughly "A state that is failing has several attributes. One of the most common is the loss of physical control of its territory or a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Other attributes of state failure include the e...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

BP should be forced to pay all reparations

thatguy15
Animalwiz

Resolved: The United States government should force BP to pay all reparations related to the deep water horizon oil spill. I'd like to request that the final round in this debate be used as a summary round instead of a rebuttal round. Thank you. I affirm the resolution for 2 main reasons. The first is that BP allowed the deep water horizon disaster to occur and that they could have stopped it, but didn't. the second is that because they caused the disaster, they should be forced to stop the...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

The drink-driving (DUI) laws aren't broke so there's no need to fix them

brian_eggleston
scriptcoder

The British government is proposing to lower the drink-driving (DUI) limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg in order to prevent up to 65 deaths a year. (1) Now nobody would say that lives of 65 people are insignificant, but let's put this into context – every year a total of 460 people a year die as the result of drink-driving incidents while 30,000 people a year die as the result of being obese. (2) So, are the government planning any punitive measures to save the lives of...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Should we aboliish the death penalty?

track8493
killer102

I believe that once you have been committed to the decision of doing things that resulted in killing of another person, then your life is not of greater value of the one that you have killed. Us, Americans are giving these murders the oppurtunities to be brought into this world yet again and who says that they their actions won't remain the same as before. And yet we are paying for them to have a full entertainment system as they sit in the jail system soaking up our tax money. And when they get...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Gravity is good

Halo3
mongeese

1. Without gravity, you would be floating in the air 2. Water will be floating 3. You can not touch the ground 4. It will be hard to eat...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

open voting on debate.org should be abolished or curtailed

kvaughan
Darth_Grievous_42

I've been skimming the arguments here and I notice a common trend. People who have interesting, but controversial opinions tend to start their arguments with "PLEASE ACTUALLY READ THIS INSTEAD OF JUST VOTING AGAINST MY POSITION". It is really sad that these kind of statements are necessary. Thus, I suggest that debate.org appoint moderators who can patrol debates and vote on the winner. These people would be the cream of the debate.org crop or simply people well versed in argumentation and th...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Osama Bin Laden is not dead

FreeThinker35
larztheloser

First round is acceptance :)Next round we will get serious....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Gay Marriage should be legal everywhere

jackinthebox
cameronl35

Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious & legal commitment between a man and woman, as well as the ultimate expression of love. Homosexual relationships are increasingly gaining acceptance in this country; however, these couples have not been permitted to marry. Some states have considered a new form of commitment called a "civil union", which essentially is marriage without using the word "marriage". Many politicians have said they are against gay marriage but th...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Stand your Ground Laws are a legitimate expansion of the doctrine of self defense

Iampro
carpediem

The first round is acceptance. I will be arguing the pro side and I hope for a worthy challenger since Im using this to strengthen my case. Any tips will be greatly appreciated....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Should Keith Olbermann receive a lifetime ban from telelvision broadcasting?

flyinitalian88
Ore_Ele

I have never heard this guy make one intelligent statement. Right now, I am reading a book, and there's a part that talks about an interview Olbermann had with Playboy in I believe 2007. His exact statement was "Fox News is worse than al Qaeda." He also even said that Fox News is worse than the KKK. I don't think he realizes how many people he offended. I know I would be offended if I had a family member die in 9/11, or if I had a family member killed by the KKK. Last time I checked, Fox News do...

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Updated 3 Years Ago