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Abortion should be illegal


Thank you in advance for accepting, Con.As Pro, I shall be arguing that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions. Abortion shall be defined in this debate as "a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus."[1]The first round will be for acceptance. Trolling and insults will result in a full seven-point loss.Sources1.

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament Final: Food Security


PrefaceThis is the Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank Beginner for suspending his leave of absence in order to conclude the tournament with this debate. I look forward to a superb exchange. Finally, I want to thank everyone involved in the tournament, including competitors, debaters, voters, and casua...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Should Gay marriage be Legal?


Gay people love, just like everyone else! What's wrong with that!? God said not to judge, so if you're straight, who cares? Their life isn't your problem!...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Homosexual Behavior Is Immoral


I wish to thank my opponent for engaging me in this debate. I look forward to a spirited exchange. I will be defending the historic Christian position that homosexual behavior is immoral. Using the same method that Paul employed in Romans 1:26-27, I will argue that homosexuality is wrong because it is unnatural, meaning that it is contrary to the proper functioning of human sexual organs. Additionally, because both myself and my opponent are Christians, I will also make use of Biblical passag...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Resolved: In the United States, the principle of jury nullification is a just check on government


This is a re-do. Terms have been agreed upon. I will just start with arguments since we're behind in the Zaradi Tournament. Premise I: What is Jury Nullification? Jury nullification occurs when a jury votes not guilty in a trial when they believe the evidence is—beyond a shadow of a doubt—proving the defendant’s guilt. This occurs when a jury member either believes the law is unjust or the law...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

The minimum wage should not be raised to $15/hr for fast food workers


Unions recently staged protests demanding that McDonald's in the U.S. should be required to pay workers a minimum of $15 per hour. An ABC News report provides some background on the issue [1.]. While McDonald's was the focus of the demonstrations, a law cannot target just one fast food company. If that were legal, other chains might get most of the business, McDonald's w...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The United States should conquer Africa


Blackvoid and I agreed to have this debate over Christmas break. I understand that he's currently busy, but I figured it better to send the challenge sooner rather than later, to better answer any questions. Specifications on the exact meaning of "conquer" and "Africa" will be elaborated on in the next round (don't worry, I'm not going to pull any semantic tricks.) Debaters are permitted to make a seperate debate to place their citations in, to save characters.A...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Is it Okay for States to support the Rebel Flag?


Rules: Do not use words that can be viewed as offensive Do not use profanity Do not attack your opponent Rounds: 1- Acceptance 2- State your opinion 3- State your argument 4-State facts to back up your argument --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I accept this challenge and look forward to debating with you....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Being a "helicopter" parent is good


I believe that there are WAY too many "helicopter" parents and "bubble wrapped" kids. The amount of impact parents have on their kids is unbelievable and it is actually ruining their kid's future. Yes, it is fine that you want to be involved in your child's life- that is one of the roles that comes with being a parent, but when your at the point of being your kid's shadow that is enough. Kids have to learn to make decisions on their own. Reality is, you can't be in every aspect of your kids life...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Everyone should have a religion


If you will take this debate put "ACCEPT" and then make your argument. If not simply put "DENIED" and just leave it there. Now for the rules:ROUND 1:ARGUMENT PHASE this round isn't worth any points, but it will start things up. We're not making any rebuttals, but we are making our own argument. ROUND 2:REBUTTAL STAGE this round is worth 2 points for whoever refutes more points.ROUND 3:ARGUMENT PHASE(2) this round IS worth points and it's all about execution, and whoever makes the more compelling...

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Updated 9 Months Ago