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Death Penalty

brendizzle29
gregthedestroyer

Ahhh, the death penalty. The government taking someone's life because they took someone else's life. What obvious hypocrisy. I disagree with the death penalty because it is immoral. First, the death penalty implies that a jury of twelve people is qualified to take life into their own hands. Does this mean that mob execution should also be made legal? Second, the death penalty becomes intolerable the very moment that someone is wrongly convicted. Death is, if anything, permanent. If some...

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62 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Capitalism is great

RightIAm
Ore_Ele

Capitalism has its problems but it's the best economic system. Our society runs fine, no extremes people can do what they want within fundemental laws, it's all good. We are basically fairly free. Economics for me is all about the greater good, with capitalism a few get screwed so evryone can enjoy prosperity, free markets rule!! I basically agree with the current system we have, banks stimulate economic growth, it was thanks to the bank that we were living the high life the past 10 years. The b...

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62 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Gun rights

16kadams
Liquidus

I have done many debates on this topic, and I have only faced one formidable opponent. To make things straight I will give some criteria for the debate. This debate is about america, and you can use other countries statistics if you would like, but relate the proof to america in one way or another. First round is acceptance and saying where you stand on the topic and provide reasons so the reader can understand this better. I am for gun rights. 1. protected my the constitution 2. lo...

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62 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Conservatives are dying out.

trayhayes
the_conservative

Following the mainstream news and current events closely, I have begun to notice over the past five years that true conservatives are a dying breed. I am in favor of this. It is only logical to think that as the world progresses and evolves, that more of society begins to think with an open-mind and becomes more intelligent and tolerant, thus becoming more liberal. Powerful conservatives are losing their grip on political influence, this is more evident now more than ever in the Republican prima...

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62 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Fascism is on the Rise in the United States

mcc1789
Cody_Franklin

I do not mean the Democrats social welfare reforms by fascism. This is an example of projection from the right, which has at its most extreme core a proto-fascism which is rising and poses real danger to liberty in the United States, and from there quite possibly our entire world. Fascism is defined by one scholar as "palingenetic ultra-nationalist populism." Palingenesis is the concept of rebirth, a synonym for Christian baptism. This is revivalist, which fits with Christian fundamentalism in t...

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61 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Same sex marriage

16kadams
whyt3nn3rdy

I am happy to debate such a well versed debater in this debate, and hope it is civil and non repetitive. Though that is bound to happen. In the comments we are arguing law, so make legal arguments (states interests, constitution etc.) I do not know how long my case will be, but it will be mainly a secular case to homosexual marriage. Secular case to Gay marriage I. What marriage is In this debate, it is essential to answer the following questions: a) What is marriage? b) Why sho...

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61 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

On balance, is heterosexual marriage is legal, so should gay marriage.

kohai
thett3

Definitions

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61 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Abortion should be outlawed

righty10294
Retrospace18

Abortion should be outlawed. It is just disgusting how a women can kill their offspring just because she had "sexy time" wrong. I don't want to hear the argument, "what if she got raped." If she did get raped she should have the baby and the raped pay all losses to the women. Now when she has the baby, alls you have to do is to bring it to a orphanage or a firehouse. How much can that cost you, if you bring it there on the way home from the hospital. Also, 1.2% of abortions are with girls who...

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61 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

If marriage is legal in the USA, SSM should also be legal in the USA

Agnostic86
SkepticsAskHere

In this debate, I will attempt to show that SSM (Same Sex Marriage) should be and needs to be legal in the USA. By accepting this debate, you (my opponent) are agreeing to the structure and rules.Structure:Pro's objective: To show why SSM needs to be legal in the USA.Con's objective: To show why SSM should NOT be legal in the USA.Both need to refute the other's arguments and make a compelling case of your own.Round 1: Accepta...

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60 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The "Humanitarians" brought not only food to Gaza, but violence and hatred against Israel.

Drollf
Cogito-ergo-sum

The convoy with the supplies to Gaza had another target besides bringing the food to Gaza's people. They wanted to increase the world's hatred against Israel and make a political statement by refusing to co-operate with Israel's repeating requests. My debate will prove that once again, the world does not realize what's really going on in the middle east, and therefore jumps to conclusions which are extremely inaccurate and based on lies, hatred and even natizm. First of all, as a background,...

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60 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago