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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

Wikipedia should not remove the images of Muhammad from the article "Muhammad".

dan564891
Nur-Ab-Sal

The Wikipedia article in question can be found here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad It is complete nonsense and Wikipedia are right to keep the pictures on the site....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Smokers' Rights

lovelife
InsertNameHere

There should be no law against smoking while walking down the street or in ones vehicle/home, or in some/most places. Unless marked as a non smoking place people should be allowed to smoke there. If a place is marked non smoking and one smokes there then there should be three steps to get them to stop before police notification. 1) Politely remind them of the rules of the place. 2) Make a public announcement/reminder that smoking is not permitted. 3) Politely ask them to leave. If th...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Infanticide should be legal in the United States.

Freeman
sherlockmethod

The United States should allow the use of infanticide in the case of infants with severe medical complications. This policy should be adopted because euthanizing infants in some scenarios can be a valid moral option since certain infants can be born with absolutely terrible life prospects. For example, there are a number of instances where infants can have terminal ailments that cause them to suffer immensely after birth before killing them shortly thereafter. In these situations, infanticide sh...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

The User "The Fool On the Hill" should not have been banned.

YYW
royalpaladin

Resolved: The User "The Fool On the Hill" should not have been banned. Pro must advocate that the banning (however temporal) of the user “The Fool On the Hill” should not have occurred. Con must argue that the banning of the user “The Fool on the Hill” should have occurred. It is stipulated that the event stated in the resolution did occur, and that whether or not the banning of said...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Abortion should be illegal

OtakuJordan
whiteflame

Thank you in advance for accepting, Con.As Pro, I shall be arguing that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions. Abortion shall be defined in this debate as "a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus."[1]The first round will be for acceptance. Trolling and insults will result in a full seven-point loss.Sources1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion

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Updated 6 Months Ago

We are all racists

brian_eggleston
rougeagent21

Hey you! Yes you - reading this. You are a racist! Oh, yes you are, and if you don't like being called a racist, sue me and I'll take you for every penny you've got (provided I win this debate which will form part of my legal argument, so please vote for me folks otherwise I'll be bankrupted). You see, it doesn't matter from which ethnic group you originate or how politically correct you like to think you are, the fact is, each and every one of us is a racist. To illustrate my point, pleas...

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41 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

China should become a Federal Republic.

Jifpop09
Kleptin

Pro will argue China should become a Federal Republic, con will argue the opposite. $th round will not be played, unless I am pm'd to extend it. Only conclusion should go there until I do. One rule... - You may not argue the republic part. We will assume they have the US federal government system of states for the purpose of the debate....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Private entities ought to be able to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, etc.

s0m31john
Demosthenes

Private entities ought to be able to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin without hassle from government or law enforcement. I am not interested in a semantics debate. If any confusion regarding the resolution exists please ask about it in the comments section and I will clarify. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In recent times and times past people have taken private...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

We should prevent automatic weapons from legalizing.

dinokiller
Sam_Lowry

My point is that weapons like AK and M16 should never be legalized and sold to citizens. Con has to provide arguments why automatic weapons should be legalized while I provide why it shouldnt be. This is just an intro round, arguments are posted at round 2....

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Updated 3 Years Ago