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The XXII amendment of the U.S. Constitution should be repealed.

kasmic
Blade-of-Truth

R: The XXII amendment of the U.S. Constitution should be repealed. 4Rounds/72hrs/4,000 1st round acceptance No new arguements in last round.comment...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.

kasmic
YYW

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.Definitions:Adolescent: "the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority"(1)Autonomous: "existing or acting separately from other things or people"(2)Round one for pro is acceptance and opening argument.Pro will waive last round.Comment if you are interested.(1) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adolescence(2) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autonomous...

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72 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Rand Paul Should Be The Next United States President

Valladarex
Salohcin

IntroductionWelcome! This is a debate on who should be the next president of the United States. This debate will be focused strictly on the policies between 2 major candidates/potential candidates. I will accept a debate with a supporter of a major candidate or potential candidate from ei...

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72 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

Resolved: Obama's performance in the White House has not been successful

Lordknukle
Contra

I thank my opponent for agreeing to debate this topic.Resolved: Obama's performance in the White House has not been successfulThis debate will focus on three main topics:1. Jobs2. Energy3. Foreign PolicyLayout

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71 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legal in the United States of America

Kali
1Historygenius

The first round will be reserved for definitions, clarification of the topic, and any other clerical issues.I will not be trying to obfuscate meaning with this topic or in my responses, and I would encourage my opponent to present any questions they have about the meaning of the topic.

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71 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Iraq war/Afghanistan War/War on Terror

MarineCorpsConservative
clsmooth

I believe it was right to go into iraq and it is right to stay the course. I also believe that things are improving in Iraq due to the troop surge under the charge of General Patreus. I believe that it is right to destroy the terrorist cells on their own turf because if not they would have more training camps and a wider support base. I know that we are helping innocent Iraqis who want to make a better life for their families. I believe that the majority of Iraqis want a free society where they...

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71 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Resolved: The Death Penalty Should be Removed

TheHitchslap
thett3

Justification through economical, moral, political and/or legal are all legitimate, regardless of if both opponents argue differently (I may argue through legal and moral while my opponent justifies through economical and political for example). Thus both parties involved may choose what they will justify through what means. Death penalty: "Capital punishment, the death penalty, death sentence, or execution is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for...

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71 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Privacy is a fundamental right

wrichcirw
the_croftmeister

Background:This is a second attempt at this debate - CON was unaware that round #1 terms were negotiable.This debate originated from this thread on Edward Snowden:http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/32280/CON saw little to no reason to be agitated by the N...

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70 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Should the United States of America join the Commonwealth realms?

RoyalistTeaParty
Jifpop09

The Royalist Tea Party and the user @Jifpop09 have agreed that our last debate was awful, so we both have agreed to start another debate. The user @Jifpop09 has agreed to not use Google Docs or anything outside debate.org. The user @Jifpop09 has agreed to be kind and respectful this time. The user @Jifpop09 has agreed to actually debate this with us. We thank the user @Jifpop09 for taking responsibility, we don't really see that here on debate.org. Before we begin, we just want to say w...

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70 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Resolved: Guns should be Banned from civilians

tajshar2k
famousdebater

RulesR1 acceptance No kritiks No forfeiture No new arguments in the final roundFailure to follow the rules above will result in a full forfeit in all points to the opposing sideDefinitionsGuns - a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are pro...

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70 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago