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Resolved: The United States ought to be considered a 'good' country.

Cody_Franklin
Hunton711

In my profile, under the 'BIG Issues', I have marked Con by 'United States'. I have been challenged on my beliefs, and thus, I feel that I might defend my opponency to the United States as a country. For definitions: ought - implying a binding obligation good - We will be referring to 'good' in a very broad sense - satisfactory, of high quality, excellent, reliable, responsible, competent, skillful. I should clarify before the debate begins; in talking about the United States, I am n...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

An eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind.

debate.unique
gahbage

As you can see, this debate is 5 rounds. In the first round, we will present our ideas on the topic and then in the following 4 rounds we will debate and contradict each other's notions. So if all goes as planned, we will each get a normal 4 rounds to debate. Since I am speaking against the topic and you are in favour, I think you should be starting....

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Nothing is certain

SirLordOliver
MouthWash

My basic argument is that it is impossible to prove anything so as to attain complete and utter certainty. As in, "this thing is 100% fact". I contend that absolutely nothing falls under this description as truth is not objective, but subjective in nature, and therefore does not actually exist and is a social construct. This includes all, even the most rigorous sciences and math fields. I would like to spend much time debating someone about this.I will be shor...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Marriage Rights for LGBT in the US

ConservativeAmerican
teddy2013

I would like to start this debate (providing you accept my challenge), by using bullets to explain my logic, I will not justify it until I know if you are going to accept the debate. Here are my views -I am conservative, meaning I want the gov't to intervene in American's lives as least a possible (While still functioning as a gov't) - Unlike most of my right wing counterparts, I support gay marriage, primarily for the purpose stated above, I may be uncomfortable with it, but it should n...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality

frozen_eclipse
david.palbino

I will argue that homosexuality is comparatively as natural as heterosexuality. I will ask whoever my opponent is to not use any religious arguments as debate terms due to the fact that the person who uses religious arguments are mostly close minded and will stubbornly defend religious beliefs witch cannot be concluded as conductive arguments but relies on inductive points at best since religion itself is an inductive argument based on probability. My position will be based on philosophical and...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Police officers must shoot to kill

DrStrangeLuv
Sieben

This debate will involve the following question in its entirety: Police officers, when faced with no alternative to deadly force, must use that force to kill the targeted suspect. Shooting to wound or disarm the suspect is not acceptable. For this debate we will assume: 1) The suspect is threatening the life of the officer or innocents around him. 2) The officer has probable cause that the suspect will try to cause bodily harm to the officer or others. 3) The suspect is armed with a...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

It is the fault of rape victims that rape happens

socialpinko
Illegalcombatant

BOP will be shared. Pro will argue that it is the fault of rape victims that rapes occur. Con will argue that it is the fault of anyone but rape victims that rapes occur. R1: Acceptance R2: Opening arguments R3: Refutations of opponent's arguments R4: Defending of one's own arguments and conclusions A sense of humor is a requirement for anyone to accept this debate.

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Homosexuality - a lifestyle AND a "non-choice"?

phatso86
Ragnar_Rahl

i'm not sure if this counts as a debate but here goes: can the homosexuality be a lifestyle while at the same time not be a choice? is this not self-contradicting? I only question this because homosexuals never seem to defend this "stance" correctly, and by "correct" i mean having a basis on reality. Perhaps it is my line of reasoning that is flawed, but here how i logically see it: lifestyle - a self proclaimed choice, hence perversion non-choice = either mental(psychological) or physic...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Death Penalty

Ore_Ele
Danielle

Full resolution: The death penalty is an ideal form of punishment for particular criminal cases. My stance on the Death Penalty: While I support rehabilitation in as many cases as possible, there are some cases where the Death Penalty is the best option. I only believe that the DP (Death Penalty) will be of absolutly no value when we have the option of completely (with 100% certainty) brainwashing criminals to esentually make them into "new" people. Now, in order for this debate to really...

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42 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Raped Women Should Be Euthanised

Envisage
thett3

*Leave a message in the comments if you want to accept*Note to voters: 2,500 ELO, and conduct may not be rewarded just by virtue of the debate topic at hand. Points should be rewarded according to Ragnar's DDO FAQ. I thought perhaps the linked debate could have been done better... The BoP is shared in this debate. Definitions:Rape: Forced sexual intercourse against the will of the victimLD Format, 10,000 characters, 48hR1: AcceptanceR2: My openin...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago