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The deregulated "free" market is unsustainable

Shtookah
RoyLatham

Free Market - Business governed by the laws of supply and demand, not restrained by government interference, regulation or subsidy. Externality - Activities and conditions whose benefits (called external economies) and costs (called external dis-economies) are not reflected in the market price of goods and services. The primary feature of an externality is that one entity's action directly or indirectly changes the options available to other entities. Regulation - Principle or rule (with o...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Resolved: A fetus' life may be legally sacrificed to protect the life of the mother.

b3rk
Mangani

Trying out a new argument I've developed, help me check for holes... The fourteenth amendment to the U.S. constitution states that "Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." This presents the citizenship criterion known as JURIS SOLI, the right of the soil. If a fetus has not yet been born on American soil, it is not yet an American citizen, and has simil...

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9 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Homosexuality is natural and morally correct. Homophobia is morallly incorrect.

libertarian
beem0r

I. I am gay. I was made a certain way and never had a choice. I am really outraged by the many prejudice things I have read on this website. I hope to change somebody's mind on homosexuality with this debate, although, it is unlikely that they will stop being prejudice. It was important for me to use many sources and ALL ARE SCIENTIFICALLY BASED. I know how easy it is to find a non-scientific biased site, but all of my sources are scientific. +++ Homosexuality is natural. It is not a choic...

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25 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

(Tourney #22) Cats are the greatest animal known to man.

Pluto2493
Logical-Master

I'd like to thank Logical-Master for accepting this debate and our judge… for judging. Anyway, I affirm the resolution, "Cats are the greatest animal known to man." First, I'd like to define some key terms that will be important in this round. •A ‘cat' does not simply mean a domestic cat, but any animal in the felidae (feline) family. •I'd like to define animal as any organism in the kingdom animala besides homo sapiens. With that out of the way, I will move onto my points as to why...

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48 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

The United States is in fact, the greatest nation in the world.

bthr004
Wierdkp326

The United States of America, rich in natural beauty, history of incredible overcomings, and freedoms given to individual citizens of this great nation are just the tip of the scale as to what makes up the bulk of truths proving the United States is the greatest nation. I hope to touch on several facts, facts the prove my point that the United States is the greatest nation in the world. -Industry -Technology -Military -Agriculture -Entertainment -Culture -Sports -Education These...

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25 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Is dbaldwin1215 better than draxxt?

SexyCracker
draxxt

I have to say that I read a debate between dbaldwin1215 and draxxt and I was totally shocked that draxxt even decided to continue with the debate after dbaldwin totally OWNED him. Now, if draxxt has any ego and pride, he should step up to this debate and see who really had more logic....

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61 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Marijuana should be legalized in the US

Chuckles
DDRPsycho

I already posted this debate but my opponent was unable to post argu First off i'll start by saying under a government that allows the use of tobacco (specifically cigarettes) and alcohol, that same government should also allow marijuana (for recreational and medicinal purposes). I'll start with showing that marijuana is safer than cigarettes: Many say a marijuana is worse because it has no filter. But they do not realize that when you cigarette you smoke the whole thing down, whereas with m...

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21 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Public Nudity Should Be Legalized

FREEDO
XStrikeX

=== INTRODUCTION === I affirm the proposition that any person should be free to choose whether to wear cloths or not in either a personal or public environment without any threat of legal action against their decision. Con will be arguing that people should be forced to wear cloths in public places rather than be allowed the choice to go naked. I recognize that I have the burden of proof in this debate. === DEFINITIONS === Public place: 1. A public place is generally an indoor...

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61 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

THIS HOUSE WOULD LEGALLY RECOGNIZE HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES

faye_seventeen17
Danielle

okay. basically homosexuals are those we call as "gays, lesbians, etc" in the other hand, marriage is a sacred sacrament that needs to be respected. if we would allow this homosexuals to marry, we would actually deprive the culture of the society with which, they are used to men-women marriages. with the given explanations. i believe that it's best set in the Philippines since homosexual marriages here are not yet allowed...

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6 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Abortion: The Most Controversial Issue Since Slavery

blondesrule502
LakevilleNorthJT

In the argument of abortions, there are two sides. Of these two sides, life is the most important. Abortion gives women the power to kill an unborn child, but laws created by politicians are not rights. No human is supposed to be above another in such away that one is in danger of dying. Abortion however, exercises this right....

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9 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago