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Hamas Uses Civilians as Human Shields

Emilirose
Badman

My argument will be based on Hamas using the Gaza population as "Human Shields". Con must be able to counter this argument and provide solid examples of Hamas in fact not exploiting its civilians, but ensuring their protection (as Israel does with its own) and not placing them at risk. First round is acceptance....

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The police are purchasing military equipment for use against the citizens of their community.

Doogiel18
ebagofgold

The police have an obligation to protect the community but how far? When the police receive military equipment for use against the citizens of the community, they are betraying the trust and disrupting the harmony of their citizens. The civil liberties of every citizen can be taken away without any intervention due to the high capabilities of the militarized police. The police have built a system so as if any or every citizen wishes to express any new ideas or ideals he/she or they will be easil...

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War or Not? ISIS Issues

Icy17
FaustianJustice

Many democrats have said that the struggle with ISIS is not a war, but rather a counter-terrorist movement. This is bull crap. ISIS has 30,000 members now, and a few air strikes will not cut it. Also, just because there are American boots on the ground fighting ISIS, this does not mean that it is not a war. However, many liberals choose to change the definition of war all so that they can say the War on Terror is over. Why would they do this? So that in November when Election Day comes, Democrat...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

only organ donors should be allowed organ transplants

dairygirl4u2c
Peili

it's the only fair way to do things...

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TT2 Expert Final: U.S. militia groups pose a greater threat to our national security than do FTOs

whiteflame
bsh1

First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate bsh1 on making it this far in the tournament. Much as he has achieved this before, and even won before, I think it's a massive achievement with all of the fantastic competition we've had. Second, I am again honored to be debating a venerated veteran of the site. I have a lot of respect for bsh1 and his debating prowess, something I know he'll bring in spades to this debate. I hope I am up to the challenge, but most importantly, no matter how this ends...

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The USA should be divided into several different independent nations

Tsenker
Atheist-Independent

Hi all! So, I'll be using this first round to just lay the groundwork. My opponent can start the argument in the response, or just accept. As for rules, no trolling, personal insults, or anything like that. Basically, just be polite! Any source is ok That's all!...

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Henry VIII of England was a good king (2)

Atheist-Independent
LucyofDorne

Round 1: AcceptanceThis is a debate about whether or not King Henry VIII of England was a good king. I will be taking the pro side of this position, and will attempt to prove that Henry VIII was an overall good influence on the country of England. I will be defining "good" as being a beneficial and overall positive influence. The structure of the debate will be as followed:

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

only organ donors should be allowed organ transplants

dairygirl4u2c
Badman

it's the only fair way to do things...

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Are republicans closer to the definition of an American than democratas?

cheyennebodie
Jonbonbon

The republican platform, not individual republicans, there are many who have lost their way.Is closer to what an American is than democrats. The republican party started out as a personal responsibility party.They are the true Americans. The democrat party started and are to this day against personal responsibility.A true American would never visit his problems or mistakes on others using government force ( law) )....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

the democrtic party is unamerican

cheyennebodie
kasmic

Being an American is not a geographical location. It is an idea of personal freedom and personal responsibility. We have these rights. Life , liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We do not have a right to visit our problems and mistakes on others by government force ( law )....

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