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End mandatory minimum PRISON sentences

Karelyn.Tatis
oka

I'm following Prof instructions. The challenge you invited me to was on the wrong topic, and he said people on the left of the chart go first as Pros! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ P1: Mandatory minimum sentences have not eliminated sentencing disparities because they have not eliminated sentencing discretion; they have merely shifted that discretion from judges to prosecutors. Judges may have...

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University of Alabama is the greatest Football program of all time

bamapride4vr
macaztec

3 rounds Topic should explain what we are debating. Challenger may start the debate in first comment....

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Russia would defeat the USA in a war.

TheRussian
EthicsPhilosopher

I will be arguing that Russia would defeat the USA in a war. These will be the conditions for our debate. 1. No nuclear weaponry. Just "traditional" warfare. 2. No allies, just 1 v 1, Russia vs. USA. 3. US is the aggressor (realistic considering America's aggressive war history.) 4. My opponent has the choice of arguing how/from where the US would strike. 5. Total war. No outside help, just the two countries brawling it out. 6. We will not consider future military projects, only what reso...

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Scandinavia & France are both Socialist states, Yet why has Scandinavia done better than France?

LetScotlandGoItAlone14
CoolPeppers12

Essentially both countries have very socialist policies, both believe in a strong welfare state, both tax highly and have good public services... Yet how comes France is seemingly crumbling whilst Scandinavian countries aren't? Could it be smaller populations, less regulation and more natural resources that have helped Scandinavia outperform not just France but the rest of Europe or does it stem from that Viking spirit?...

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Is the invention of Nuclear Technology useful or harmful to mankind?

Jerry_Jia
AthenaMusic10

Nuclear Technology has brought many great benefit to our society. The use of Nuclear power plants, safe and clean power supply. Nuclear in medication field. But nonetheless, Nuclear Technology is definitely also very devastating to mankind. The invention of the NUKE bomb may vaporize millions of people in a split second. But for me, Nuclear Technology is far more beneficial than its counters. With the Nuclear Arsenal installed in all worlds superpowers (Chi...

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Cartoon drawing contest

saboosa
CoolPeppers12

Hello, first round is for acceptance. Basically, one person will tell the other what to draw, and the other will draw it. Example, PRO: con, draw a fruit bowl. CON: *draws fruit bowl,* Pro, draw a duck. Get the point? And we keep going on until the rounds finish up....

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Most Debates on DDO are not serious/professional and/or are just theism vs atheism

Conspiracy_risk
Dennybug

I'm not exactly sure how to make my argument, but if you look through current and past debates, a LOT are very unprofessional. There are many joke debates, debates where people have terrible grammar, and a HUGE amount of theism vs atheism debates (mostly christian vs atheism) . Not that religious arguments are necessarily bad, but few know how to pull one off professionally....

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Aspartame is good.

MikeAustin
MarcyMarc

Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today. It is sold under the brand names NutraSweet" and Equal". Aspartame is composed mainly of 2 amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are found naturally in many foods. Aspartame is used in many foods and beverages because it is about 200 times sweeter than sugar, so much less of it can be used to give the same level of sweetness. This, in turn, lowers the calories in...

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Is a World Government a plausible alternative for society?

JamesChance
Chimera

I hold a pro stance on the plausibility of a world government and choose to reply in defense of this alternative for society as a whole. Anyone is welcome to accept this debate and provide credible justification opposing the purpose or resolve it will provide. You're welcome to cite sources, quotes, and other resources found to support your case....

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Gay Marriage

bringg_me_the_horizon
CoolPeppers12

I'm pro marriage and pro gay marriage, because another person's choice isn't my business. Love is love. It's not a choice. You were either born that way, or it came naturally due to how you were raised. The Constitution states that all people should be treated equally and that we all have out rights and freedom. It doesn't state that gay marriage is a bad thing, and that it should never happen. People don't understand that this world is so full of hate, and a person doesn't just choose whether t...

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