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It would be generally good for the world if there was more feminists.

Amy_IceFyre
ISAIAH_ST

First round acceptance. We are using Google's definition of feminism....

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Is freedom a right?

Thegreatdebate98
OnlineMissionary197

Now, before laying out my argument, the person debating me will have the opinion that freedom is not a right, but more or less a privilege. To begin, I will define what a right and a privilege mean. Privilege: A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. Right: A just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral. Freedom is not a privilege, because then it isn't freedom, since that would require something or someon...

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Winter Regular tournament R1: Resolved, the USFG should legalize Euthanasia

TUF
lannan13

This is round one of the Winter Regular Debate Tournament. This debate will be about the legalization of the nationally controversial topic that is Euthanasia.Important definitionsUSFG: United States Federal Government.Euthanasia: Also called mercy killing;

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Euthanasia should be available to everyone who is considering suicide.

philipisbad
Reformist

My position is that euthanasia should be available to anyone who wishes to kill themselves. I am not stating that everyone will have easy access to euthanasia like they have access to a can of Coke. There must be counselling, talking with the families, and a lot of time to reconsider the decision. This is important because the individual cannot be making this decision because of treatable mental health issue or a sudden whim of emotion. This must be a rational decision based on their convictio...

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Utilitarianism must recognize animal's happiness.

Stupidape
creedhunt

Utilitarianism "Though there are many varieties of the view discussed, utilitarianism is generally held to be the view that the morally right action is the action that produces the most good. There are many ways to spell out this general claim. One thing to note is that the theory is a form of consequentialism: the right action is understood entirely in terms of consequences produced." [1]. Resolution: Utilitarianism must recognize animal's happiness. Rules Last debate Con made the...

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Is bearing a child immoral?

philipisbad
Cecilia

The moral argument against bearing a child can be told in a short parable. Once upon a time, there was a man who was leading a banal life style. He was living boring but pain-free life. Then, a demon approached and suggested a gamble for him. There were 100 cups with clear solutions. 99 cups contained water. 1 of them contained poison. If the man chose a cup with water and drank it, he would lead a happy life in everlasting paradise. If the man chose a cup with poison, he would regret the very...

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Resolved: Dogfighting should be legalized in the United States

kingkd
Briannj17

Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Constructive Round 3: Rebuttal Round 4: Closing Using 16kadams Rules: Rules: 1. First round is for acceptance only 2. Second round is for cases only 3. BOP is shared 4. No kritiks/semantics 5. Voting is on arguments only 6. Breaking rules = loss 7. Sources don't need to be in debate, but if you do that put them in an external link. 8. No NAP or annoying libertarian philosophy (counts as a K). Stats master race 9. You accept definitions 10. Don...

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Utilitarianism must recognize animal's happiness.

Stupidape
DB8

Utilitarianism "Though there are many varieties of the view discussed, utilitarianism is generally held to be the view that the morally right action is the action that produces the most good. There are many ways to spell out this general claim. One thing to note is that the theory is a form of consequentialism: the right action is understood entirely in terms of consequences produced." [1]. Resolution: Utilitarianism must recognize animal's happiness. Links 1. http://plato.stanford...

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Performing greedy deeds is immoral.

Stupidape
toretorden

Pro will contend for the resolution and Con against....

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Is there no hope?

the_banjo_sender
DATXDUDE

Hope is a funny little thing. Nobody seems to do it, and yet everyone expects it. Is there no hope for human kind? Will society ever be "fixed?" Or is the world just going to get worse? I have hope. I sincerely hope that things will get better. But I find it hard to believe that they will. Part of this is human nature. Humans as a whole want the world to be better...for themselves. The only people who truly have the ability to change things do not have any desire to do so. Villains are ru...

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