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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 8 Years Ago

is civil disobedience still necessary in a democracy?

AJmartinez
Mdal

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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11 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

No body really deserves arbitrary respect.

tenjusato
Mangani

People always say that everyone deserves the utmost respect. When someone speaks in class to present their work, it is a given that they get respect. Teachers always tell their students to treat each other with respect. Yet if every one gave and in return got respect, what is the merit of even having it. Like money and power, respect is something people earn rather than deserve. It is apparent that today's society has grown so sensitive that criticism is often misconstrued as an insult. Many tim...

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9 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Can this be considered as an actual debate?

mynameisjonas
crazypenguin

This round was forfeited because the debater did not post their argument within the allotted time. ....

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5 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Current Drinking Age

audraxheartsxyou
kels1123

The current drinking age is extremely to high. It should be lowered to 18 for the following reasons: >You can buy tobacco products at 18 >You can die for your country at 18 >Some people start their lives at 18 >You get to vote at age 18. So why not drink. The drinking age in the United States is the highest in the world. (http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/LegalDrinkingAge.html) Also, there's still loads of underage drinking going on, so maybe if it was lowered, we wouldn't have much of a...

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13 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

There should be no laws in regards to gay marrige.

Im_always_right
CiRrO

There is no reason why gay/lesbian people should not be legally allowed to marry. If they didn't get married they would still be doing things together. Allowing them to marry, would just allow them written commitment to each other allowing safer practices, meaning less STD's to spread using the logic, that gay/lesbians spread STD's quicker than strait people due to unsafe practices. There should also be no laws based on religeon. Just because gay people choose to be married does not mean you...

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13 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

The Practice of Tipping should be Stopped immediately.

scriptcoder
mongoose

Tipping: The practice of giving an expected gratuity to a member of the service trade. The practice of tipping is one of the most illogical and crazy behaviors in our society. As a consumer you are expected to tip certain people- but not others, and to always tip- but don't give too little! Frankly the social rules of tipping can be a little confusing and arbitrary. People who advocate tipping usually put forth the argument that the people working in the jobs where tipping is deemed accep...

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23 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Animals: Should They Have Rights Under U.S. Law?

marikunin
goldspurs

Animals should have basic rights under U.S. law. There is research done by many organizations that show that abusing animals is only a step below abusing children. Also, though animals may not have reason and logic like humans, they do have some degree of emotion and deserve to be treated decently. In almost every organized religion, studies show that animals are not to be treated poorly....

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7 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

It is inconsiderate to protest Christmas just because you don't believe in it , it isnt hurting you

kels1123
Oberbeck

Here is what I want to debate . If you don't believe in Christmas , that is fine. But why must a person protest that it is wrong and evil and such? If you don't believe in , thats your decision. Why must people protest it, how does it bother you so much? Christmas is a Holiday many believe in , many don't . I don't think just because you don't believe in a holiday that many people do that you have to criticize it. How does it affect you that others celebrate Christmas? Why does it bother you...

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13 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Wikipedia is an acceptable source to use in debates.

LR4N6FTW4EVA
Im_always_right

Wikipedia is often not allowed as a source in a debate. People say "Oh, anyone can change it, they can make it say anything." While this is partially true, one forgets that unless something on Wikipedia has a source, it can be challenged and removed. Also, I would like to point out that Wikipedia has been found to be about as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530930.stm The Encyclopedia Britannica is considered reliable and is by no means taboo...

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29 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago