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US Prisoners Should Have Access To Prostitutes

MyDinosaurHands
Empiren

Resolution: The Federal Government shall establish and regulate a system of prostitution in America's prisons and jails. Debate Structure: R1 Acceptance R2 Opening arguments R3 Rebuttals to round 2 arguments R4 Rebuttals to round 3 arguments and conclusion Deviation from the structure should result in a full loss of points for the offender.To give people an idea of what I'm proposing before they consider accepting this debate, I'll lay it out a bit now. Prisoners have accounts with...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Illegal immigration is endangering and destroying American safety, finances, education, and culture.

Capt.Herp
maxh

The invasion of the United States by illegal aliens, primarily over our southern borders, imperils the country's financial, educational, and medical institutions, our environmental quality, and in fact, the very culture of the United States. For years, the willful misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was originally written so that children of slaves freed after the Civil War would be considered citizens but now taken to mean that anyone who runs into the US...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Everything that humans do is because of their own self-interest.

mongoose
TheSkeptic

People only do things out of self-interest. A person works hard for his own goals, probably to get money, because he wants money. People do not break laws because they have the self-interest of not going to jail. I will further this argument when I have an opponent, and refutations to argue against....

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Updated 5 Years Ago

death penalty

marge11
mariahsaywhaaa

two wrongs don't make a right. killing people who kill people isn't teaching anyone anything except to reciprocate with something more dramatic and unnecessary....

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Updated 7 Years Ago

If one is both homeless and unemployable, one should rob a bank.

leet4A1
Danielle

Thanks to whoever accepts this debate. I will make this round no longer than it needs to be by providing some simple points, then drawing a conclusion from them. 1. Being homeless would suck compared to being rich. This is pretty obvious. Eating garbage vs. eating whatever you want. Freezing in winter vs. being comfortably warm. Using a cardboard box as a blanket vs. using a Hannah Montana bedspread... erm, I mean, a real manly bedspread with pictures of beer and stuff on it. And steak...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Gay couples should be allowed to adopt children.

Danielle
philosphical

I'll challenge Philosophical to this debate as per his request. Arguments: 1. Homophobia 2. Parenting Trends 3. Orphans 4. Kids with Gay Parents - Feelings 5. Kids with Gay Parents - Statistics 1. Homosexuals are not depraved individuals; being gay is not a mental disorder. As such, they are considered fully functioning members of society. They go to school, go to work, pay taxes, etc. There are no distinct qualifications for becoming a parent; however, most would suggest that a...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

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 2 Years Ago