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The legal voting age should be lowered to 15 year olds

Balacafa
debatemaster163

Some ground rules. There are four rounds, 72 hours per round, 8000 characters in each round. Debaters should post all their arguments and sources in their rounds, and voters should consider nothing except the arguments and sources presented in the debate (comments not being considered part of the debate). I (obviously) have the burden of proof. The first round is for acceptance.The presumption of the resolution is that the voting age is currently 18 or higher....

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

LSD Legalization

Romanii
Blade-of-Truth

Resolved: LSD should be legalized for recreational use in the United States Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, shared burden of proof, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. LSD is defined as "A powerful hallucinogenic drug derived from lysergic acid" Good luck to Blade-of-Truth!...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Social Security should be optional and individuals should have the option to opt out.

qwertyytrewq01943
OpticalLegend

Debate itineraryRound 1:Acceptance only. It is permissable to give definitions and to giveOBJECTIVEbackground information. No subjective arguments may be made in this roundRound 2: Pro will bypass this round to give con a head start since pro initiated the debate and chose the topicRound 3: standard debate rules. do whatever you wish to buttress your argumentsRound 4: closing statements and final remarksWhen using specific examples of events to back up your point please refrence a media source a...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Should the Western Provinces of Canada secede from Canada?

Ayden_Linden
Midnight1131

Hello! I am an avid Canadian Western Separatist and believe that the West should leave the East, I would like to put up a few stipulations and rules for this debate When i say Western provinces, I mean the following Provinces Of Canada: -British Columbia -Alberta -Saskatchewan -Manitoba Also, for the debate, these stipulations would be preferred for acceptance: -While it is not necessary to be a Citizen of Canada, i would prefer you have a good knowledge of the politics of Canada, as...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

should obama send ground troops to isis

thejoeyk
Zennie5000

idk...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

This website sucks and a lot of debaters here suck

bobsndyer1
Vaunteyo

I see people making effort and good arguments, but no one votes on their debate. People are only interested in what they have to say. They're not interested in what others have to say....

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28 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized for those that are mentally stable and suffering

famousdebater
lannan13

I thank lannan13 for accepting this debate and I wish him the best of luck.Resolution: Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized for those that are mentally stable and suffering from a terminal illness== Rules ==1. No forfeits2. Sources may be provided in the comments3. No new arguments in the final round<...

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39 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized for those that are mentally stable and suffering

famousdebater
Zaradi

I thank Zaradi for accepting this debate in advance. This debate was created due to a discussion in the forums which you can view here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/76538/4/#2207984Resolution: Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized for those that are mentally stable and suffering from a terminal illness== Rules ==1. No forfeits2. Sour...

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35 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The US should not be taking in the Refugees from the Syria due to the high risk of terror activity

AmericanPatriot76
UtherPenguin

this shall be a serious debate only facts and opinions that have solid evidence behinds it shall be used cursing shall not be permitted until the final round trolls will be reported as well as spammers all arguments will be considered before voting and all sources will have to be cited...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Smoking Ban

kasmic
KingofEverything

I am pro smoking Ban, KingofEverything is con. Smoking Ban: "A smoking ban is a public policy that includes criminal laws and health regulations that prohibit smoking in certain public places and workspaces." (http://www.debate.org/tobacco-rights/) 72hrs/6,000 Characters/select winner 1st round: acceptance 2nd round: opening arguments 3rd round: rebuttals 4th round: summary, no new arguments....

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago