Society Debates

 
Sort By:
Showing: 131 - 140

Resolved: The USFG should reduce its restrictions of Online Gambling. (VIDEO DEBATE)

Johnicle
beemOr

This is a Video Debate. All arguments must be made from a Youtube video. No speech longer than 8 minutes please (this doesn't mean videos can't be 8 mins., just the speech itself) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsC0DWIu5QU...

Post Voting Period
45 Comments
Updated 6 Years 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...

Voting Period
45 Comments
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....

Post Voting Period
45 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Right for Women to Go Topless

little_penguin
coolmikeb

It should be legal for women to go topless. (1) It seems that the constitution already grants that it is (several court cases support this.) First of all, we have equal rights (supposedly). Second of all, breasts are not genitals and, thus, revealing them is not "indecent exposure." It's legal in many states and cities, based on this reasoning. Let's make it nation-wide. (2) The typical argument that it is "offensive" is ridiculous, and biased toward particular religions or personal moral...

Voting Period
45 Comments
Updated 4 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...

Voting Period
44 Comments
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....

Voting Period
44 Comments
Updated 7 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....

Voting Period
44 Comments
Updated 6 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...

Post Voting Period
44 Comments
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...

Post Voting Period
44 Comments
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...

Post Voting Period
44 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago