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governments should implement a 'fat tax'

dairygirl4u2c
Max.Wallace

the idea, that heart disease and other bad health effects from being fat causes an increase in health care costs, in a country that is heavily subsidized by the government. so, whatever it costs should be made up for in fat taxes. my understanding is right now the costs of being fat to the government are not sufficiently made up for in sales taxes. if it were, it would be more prohibitive for over eaters, so they would't eat and be lazy as much, and it'd be ensure the government is getting re...

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America is a Christian Nation

patrick967
zachlogan

I will be taking the position against the thought that my country is a country founded on Christian beliefs. First round is acceptance and any opening thoughts....

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tobacco should be heavily taxed to reimburse for government health care cost

dairygirl4u2c
Zennie5000

the idea, that cancer and other bad health effects from smoking causes an increase in health care costs, in a country that is heavily subsidized by the government. so, whatever it costs should be made up for in cigarette taxes. my understanding is right now the costs of tobacco to the government are not sufficiently made up for in sales taxes. if it were, it would be more prohibitive for smokers, so they would't smoke as much, and it'd be ensure the government is getting reimbursed for what i...

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Ronald Reagan was a better President than Barack Obama

1Historygenius
shootingstarmie

In this debate, I will argue that President Ronald Reagan was a better than President Barack Obama in terms of policy. No trolling or semantics. Structure: Round 1: Acceptance only Round 2: Opening arguments Round 3: Rebuttals/refutations Round 4: Defend arguments Round 5: Final rebuttals/defenses + conclusion Failure to follow structure will result in automatic DQ. First user to forfeit gets a DQ. If one user cannot debate the other, then this must be discussed between the two for an...

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The United States needs to vacate the Kingdom of Hawaii

RoyalistTeaPartyOfficial
Ragnar

Rules:Please be respectful and nice. Please do not be rude. No personal attacks against other members or a member's opinions.You must agree that this will be a fair debate, using unfair advantages is not allowed.No use of profanities or swear words.No use of racial, sexual or religious slurs.No threats or implications...

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Women Should Lose Their Right to Abortion When the Fetus Reaches Viability

Free_Th1nker
Grant84football

This argument is about the reproductive rights of women in the United States when the fetus reaches viability. Viability: interim point at which the fetus becomes ... potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid. (This definition is taken from Roe v. Wade).Pro will argue that a woman has a right to abortion until the fetus reaches viability.Con will argue that a woman should be able to receive an abortion at...

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Should Scotland get independence from the UK?

scots
Robkingofbongo

first round is acceptance. I will be arguing that Scotland should become it's own independent nation. good luck to my opponent :P...

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Pro/Con with the use of turbines

HailedPanic913
Elmarkador

turbines create a useful resource for electricity and is helpful for the environment....

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Is Israel justified in it's attack against Hamas?

Hanspete
HadiHemmat

I argue that Israel is well justified in attacking Hamas as it has attacked Israel endlessly for almost 10 years. 1st round:Position 2nd round: Arguments 3rd round: Rebuttle 4th round: Closing arguments Please no vulgarity or personal attacks, I don't expect sources so we can debate opinions not facts, facts we'll debate in another debate. Good Luck!...

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World Online Debate Cup-Evolution is true

jh1234l
9spaceking

PurposeThis debate is created for the World Online Debate Cup, hosted by Lars Dobbertin-King (Admin, Larztheloser). The rules can be seen here: http://www.edeb8.com/tournaments#rules and the current standings can be seen here: http://www.edeb8.com/tournaments#stands Debate Rules

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