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Resolved: The United States Federal government should mine asteroids.

lannan13
Astal3

This is Round 1 match-up between Lannan13 and Astal3 in the Adopt-A-Noob Tourney. The Resolution that we are debating is above. The link for the AAN Tourney can be found here. (http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/44249/) RulesBurden of Proof is shared.Round 1 is for acceptance only and definitions only.Round 2: Contentions will be presented no rebuttals.Round 3: RebuttalsRoun...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Resolved: Thirteen Year Olds Should Play Video Games Based On Their Age On The Ratings

Cooldudebro
Zacktes

This debate is about whether or not thirteen year olds should able to play only game rated T and down. We will exclude the mentally challenged playing these games in this debate....

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1 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

Recreational Marijuana should be nationally legalized

softmer
gpjamison

I will be taking the Pro side; Recreational Marijuana SHOULD be nationally legalized. My opponent will be debating against the legalization of recreational marijuana. First round is for acceptance....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Banning Guns in America is Unethical and Unconstitutional.

XionChan
softmer

I will be taking Pro of Gun Rights. I really wanted an intelligent and deep discussion about gun rights and gun laws in a previous debate, but my opponent didn't participate in it and never replied to my argument. ---I will consider it a freelance debate; no set rules about the rounds--- I will open with an argument of constitutionality. As most people on DDO may know, the Second Amendment states: "Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a fre...

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Updated 12 Hours Ago

Time and Energy Have no Beginning From a Biblical and/or Scientific Viewpoint

daley
ricksterpr0

It is often said that the Big Bang was the beginning of all time, space, energy and matter. While I believe that the Big Bang happened, I will be arguing that this event was not the beginning of time or energy. My position is that TIME and Energy HAVE NO BEGINNING. They are eternal, they always existed. I will also be arguing the sub-point that time IS NOT LINEAR, but that past, present and future all exist simultaneously. My opponent my argue from either science, the Bible, or both (thoug...

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Updated 4 Hours Ago

Gay Marriage should be legalized in the US

Connor98
Swedishperspective

According to a poll surveyed by Gallup (1), 55% of American citizens believe gay marriage should be legalized. It's because I agree with the majority of Americans, that I stand in affirmation of the resolution, Resolved: Gay marriage should be legalized in the US (1) http://www.gallup.com/poll/117328/marriage.aspx...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should the USA use fear by torturing criminals as a way of preventing further crimes?

LiberalsAreStupid
KhalifV

If the United States were to torture criminals in such a fashion that other criminals wouldn't dare to commit another, thus preventing further crimes, do you think we should use this approach even though its not considered "humane". Using fear as a tool to make society better would make even a person who steals question if he should commit a crime or not for he would be tortured if he did....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

3 sides of the coin

Max.Wallace
PauseAndThink

There are 3 sides to a coin. Heads. Tails. The edge. We perform coin tosses to make decisions sometimes. Sheeple pick a side. Never the edge. This debate is about the tendency of the human species to choose a side, which the sheeple do, so they can be declared by the elites to be winners. The elites, those in the .000001% income bracket that attempt to control us, use this tendency to create more power for themselves. Don't listen to the propaganda and choose a side, eventually you...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

National Security Ought to be Valued Over Freedom of the Press

SpiffyTexan
DebayushChakraborty

"No government ought to be without censors, and where press is free, none ever will." It is because I agree with Thomas Jefferson that I must negate the resolution resolved, that National security ought to be valued over freedom of the press. Infringements upon essential freedoms in the pursuit of safety and security betray priorities contrary to the fundamental values of democratic nations, and often fails to result in improved security. My value, or what I'm striving to achieve is Liberty,...

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2 Comments
Updated 18 Hours Ago

Social networking sites are beneficial

discsync
Connor98

First of all, social networking sites can help you gain confidence. Social Networking sites such as facebook, google +, and twitter lets you talk and argue or communicate with millions of people. The ones who cannot gain self confidence in real life could practice their self-confidence in the social networking sites. Since there are more people you can connect and communicate in the social networking sites, you can practice your self-confidence with different kinds of people you can't meet in y...

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1 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago