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"Stand Your Ground" Laws Create More Problems Than They Solve & Encourage Vigilantism

Juan_Pablo
Ameliamk1

This is the question that I'm posing:Are "Stand Your Ground" Laws in the U.S. effective at establishing law and order or do they condone violence & vigilantism (sometimes against innocent people) and create more problems than they solve?This is the resolution that I will be defending as Pro: "Stand Your Ground" Laws create more problems than they solve & encourage vigilantism.I will b...

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29 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

A Good Debate on Gay Marriage

bsh1
InVinoVeritas

Thanks to everyone who expressed interest! Preface:I have seen many, many debates on Gay Marriage here on DDO--most of them are poorly constructed and not well thought-out. As someone who is gay, I also feel a need to set the record straight (pun intended) on many of the homophobic comments present in many of those debates. Therefore, to get this frustration out of my system,I would like to have a formal, polite, and high-quality debate on the permis...

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51 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

Suicide should be a crime

Cermank
Romanii

I thank Romanii for the agreeing to debate this resolution. I'm pretty sure this will be an interesting debate, especially because I don't really have any strong opinion on the topic- although I do believe this is one of the fundamental topics- views on which have an impact on individual opinions on a lot of topics involving the interactions of state and rights. First round for acceptance, no new arguments in the last round. Over to Con :-)...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The Armenian Genocide Was By Definition a "Genocide"

Spedman
tahir.imanov

I have heard very mixed accounts of what happened during the event known as the Armenian Genocide. I myself am not an ethnic Armenian, but I love Armenian culture which has graciously been shared by one of my favorite rock bands, System of a Down. There seems to be a lot of controversy behind this event concerning what actually happened and whether or not it was Genocide. I believe that in definition it was indeed a Genocide. Genocide: the systematic and widespread extermination or attempted...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The United States should conquer Africa

thett3
BlackVoid

Blackvoid and I agreed to have this debate over Christmas break. I understand that he's currently busy, but I figured it better to send the challenge sooner rather than later, to better answer any questions. Specifications on the exact meaning of "conquer" and "Africa" will be elaborated on in the next round (don't worry, I'm not going to pull any semantic tricks.) Debaters are permitted to make a seperate debate to place their citations in, to save characters.A...

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51 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Abortion should be illegal in the United States except when both mother and child might die.

donald.keller
bsh1

Revive DDO Tournament: Abortion should be illegal in the United States except when both the mother and child's life is endanger.Round One: Presentation of cases. No rebuttals.Rounds Two - Three: RebuttalsRound Four: No new arguments or responses.Side: Pro-----------Definitions: Person: noun

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28 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

All forms of drugs should be legalized

tbhidc
Comrade_Silly_Otter

First round for acceptance. Burden of proof is shared....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Death Penalty

MyDinosaurHands
KingDebater369

Resolution: The Death Penalty should remain a sentencing option in the United States. First Round will be for Acceptance. If there are any questions, please ask them before joining....

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38 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Norwegian Whaling

paulbrevik
Antimatter

I will be arguing for (in favor of) Norwegian whaling activities. Please only accept if you are against Norwegian whaling. Opponent can start with either acceptance or opening arguments, I don't mind....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Gay marriage should be illegal

Tristboi22
78iamhere

The Bible does NOT say that gay marriage should be illegal and I would argue that it does not even call homosexuality a sin. What evidence do you have to support your position that it does?...

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9 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago