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is civil disobedience still necessary in a democracy?


In the past, there are many times when civil disobedience has brought about a change. Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Rosa Parks are all prime examples. But in today's society, we no longer need to disobey the law in order to bring about change. There are court procedures, you can talk to any official... All of these are nonviolent ways of brining about a change, the only difference is, one is legal....

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Updated 9 Years Ago

Gay marriage


Gay marriages ought to be allowed because we need to respect them at rational and consenting human beings with the right to life liberty and property. Moreover, the right to marry does not impede our rights in any way and therefore it is not the governments place to prevent equal treatment. Furthermore, the tradition of marriage has been a fluent and evolving beast that will not be deteriorated by the allowance of free individuals to commit to each other in the name of love and commitment....

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The deregulated "free" market is unsustainable


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 6 Years Ago

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


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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Updated 8 Years Ago

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


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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Updated 8 Years Ago

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


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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Updated 8 Years Ago

Is dbaldwin1215 better than 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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Updated 8 Years Ago

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


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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Updated 8 Years Ago

Marijuana should be legalized in the US


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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Updated 8 Years Ago



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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Updated 8 Years Ago