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Resolved: Institutional Racism is Significantly Present in America


In this debate, I'll be arguing in favor of the resolution that institutional racism is both present in America, and present to a "significant" degree. Definitions: Institutional racism: societal patterns that have the net effect of imposing oppressive or otherwise negative conditions against identifiable groups on the basis of race or ethnicity. [1] Significant: Sufficiently"great or important to be"worthy of attention;"noteworthy. [2] America: The United States of America. [1...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

the USA should have universal background checks on gun sales


about forty percent of gun sales currently do not involve background checks. that means there's plenty of head way to be made here. true, some will just get guns illegally. but not ALL of them will. this is common sense. to say otherwise is like saying we shouldn't have crime laws cause some crime will occur. not everyone who is denied is a black hoodie who will stop at nothing to get a gun....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Businesses Have a Right to Discriminate


In light of the recent news on a specific Indiana pizzeria refusing to cater a gay wedding, the argument needs to be debated: do businesses have a right to discriminate? I will press the argument that private businesses should have a legal right to choose who they do business with and that it is not the position of any government to interfere in their freedom of choice. Who would like to have a civil debate?...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Should gay marriage be legal (not is it right)?


I am arguing the legalization and not whether or not it is right. I think that gay marriage should be legal because It does not affect you if you are not gay. Just because gay marriage is legal docent mean that the government is going to force you to divorce your spouse and get married to your same sex. If you are worried about God's approval than don't get married to someone of the same sex. If someone on tv gets married and you see it you are not going to hell. This reminds me if The Stanford...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Felons should have voting rights in the modern U.S.


R: Felons should have voting rights in the modern U.S. Clarification/Cont...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Capital Punishment Should be Abolished


PrefaceThis debate is for Lee001’s July Beginner’s Tournament Round 2. I as Pro will be arguing that Capital Punishment should be abolished. My opponent, Toviyah as Con will be arguing that Capital Punishment should not be abolished.

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Liberals have more compassion than conservatives.


My reasons: Liberals support contraceptive rights, healthcare rights, make an exception for the health of the mother, support education rights, children's rights, worker's rights, and so on. Liberals also support the right of terminal patients to die with dignity. Liberals support cannabis rights, and adoption reform, gay and bisexual rights, and so on....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force


Resolution: Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force Context and Definitions: USFG= United States Federal Government ICBM force= Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force; the roughly 450 existing silos, staff, and facilities supporting the ICBM. Rules: 1. No forfeits 2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate 3. No new arguments in the final round. 4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere 5. The artificial character c...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Marriage Equality: There is no sufficient argument to deny homosexuals the right to marry.


Thanks to KeytarHero for allowing us to restart this debate with a greater clarification of rules and characters. This debate will analyze reasons for and against homosexuals and their right to marry. The argument is structured with the understanding that there are no sufficient reasons to deny homosexuals the right to marry. (This means con had the BoP) There will be 5 Rounds with Round 1 being used for definition and rule clarifications. Round 1: Challenge Acceptance and Clarifications R...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

On balance, a ban on civilian firearm ownership would be beneficial to the United States


DK and I have been planning to do this debate for a couple weeks now. Standard debate rules apply; first round for acceptance, no new arguments in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc. I doubt any of that will be a problem, here. A quick note on the resolution-- the debate will NOT be revolving around the implementation of a gun ban; it will be about whether or not the effects of a gun ban which has already been implemented are positive. I look forward to an excellent debate :D...

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Updated 9 Months Ago