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Current European governments are generally left-wing

Debatasaurus
Balacafa

This debate will have 5 rounds that should go on the lines of this: 1st: Opening statement, how you will structure the debate, initial thoughts and arguments. 2nd AND 3rd: More strong arguments, concrete, but no discussion regarding the opponent"s arguments. 4th: First comments about opponent"s arguments, arguments directed against opponent, more arguments for your opinion 5th: More of what is in 4th round, plus concluding discussion and statement. I am not too strict about sources; I a...

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10 Comments
Updated 12 Hours Ago

On the legislation of marriage

Tucktovich
HermanGomez95

As we'd talked about in the comments of your debate. I would like to argue that "marriage" should cease to be recognized/sanctioned/etc. as an independent legal entity outside of contract law. While typically, the "Pro" side has BoP, as I am arguing in favour of a change to the status quo, I accept the BoP for this debate. I propose the following format: First round for acceptance/definitions/clarification of the debate question Second round for introductory arguments Third round r...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Protection of civil liberties is more important than the protection against international terroism

Bethany-Francis
TheHappyReaper

They are just trying to do their job by keeping us safe According to Thomas Hobbes the unwritten social contract was based on the exchange of individual liberty for group safety and social order. People still have the ability to enjoy the basic freedoms of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but the government still has to do its job as protecting its citizens....

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Updated 16 Hours Ago

Government Meddling in the U.S. Food System Only Makes Things Worse Off for Everyone

Jblock
RhinoOz

The U.S. government has banned trans-fats. Great news?, right? This must mean that Americans will be healthier, more fit and less obese in up and coming years? Unfortunately this is not the case. The government has a long history of meddling in the food system; most of which has resulted in a worsening of the American health system in general. While some of the intervention might be paved with good intentions, government meddling in the food system has contributed -- and in some cases caused --...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Should Gay Marriage Be Legal In America

KCole
MagicAintReal

I am a Christian, and I strongly believe and know that gay marriages are wrong. The Bible talks in several different places that it is wrong. Christianity is what America was built on, so why abandon it now and listen to pop culture that's telling us that gay marriages is okay? forbid gay marriages...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

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

HermanGomez95
KeytarHero

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. There will be 5 Rounds Round 1: Challenge and Opening Arguments Round 2: Rebuttal Round 3: Rebuttal Round 4: Rebuttal Round 5: Final Rebuttal and Closing Statements. LET"S KEEP THIS CIVIL, BUT IMPASSIONED. Opening Statement: With the forthcoming decision of Obergefell v. H...

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13 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Nuclear power is the answer to Britain's energy crises

KingKellars
sheridandebate

First round acceptance then its just a free style argument I look forward to a good debate with my opponent....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Confederate Flag is a Battle Flag, Not Racist

Lisaop77
TheOpinionist

It was known as a battle flag. See this link :http://www.confederatewave.org/wave/2005/confederate-flag.php I have black friends but people can't just assume the flag is racist. Please study and not take just my word, The internet is open, beware because some will say this was racist but it's not, it was a battle flag....

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16 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

South Carolina Should Not Be Allowed To Fly A Confederate Flag

ydavid
Preston

Hey, this is my first debate so I'm trying to figure it out. But after observing a few other debates I think I understand the etiquette. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening Statements Round 3: Rebuttal Round 4: Rebuild and Refute Round 5: Closing Statements...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Resolved: The United States Federal Government Should Legalize Medical Marijuana.

lannan13
Lee001

If you wish to accept, please apply in the comments section. 4 rounds, 10k characters and open voting with a minimum ELO of 1,500. Resolved: The United States Federal Government Should Legalize Medical Marijuana. Definitions: [1] Medical Marijuana- Marijuana used to relieve pain and treat disease. [2] Legal/ Legalize- actions or conditions that are permitted or authorized by law. Structure: Round 1: Con's rules and TOU while Pro accepts. Round 2: Opening Arguments, NO Rebut...

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16 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago