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Abortion is Murder.

emospongebob527
TheHunter

Today's debate is whether or not abortion is murder. 1. Acceptance 2. Main Definitions/Presentation of Main Argument 3 & 4. Rebuttals 5. Resolution/Closing Argument Hint: Definitions can be used in other rounds besides R1 Rules- No semantics No trolling No profanity No vulgarity Violating any of the rules results in immediate termination of the debate....

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Driving on public roads is a right not a privilege.

HghDnsty
LB628

State and local governments often quote driving as a privilege. However, this is in error. In fact, driving is a right for all law abiding taxpayers. Dictionary.com defines a right as "the interest or ownership a person, group, or business has in property...". U.S. citizens pay taxes that fund roads, construction and maintenance. As a U.S. citizen that pays taxes we thus have the right to drive on the roads we purchase. In addition, in purchasing our vehicles, we have the right to drive said veh...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Prostitution should be legalised

I-am-a-panda
InsertNameHere

I will be basing this argument from this former debate of mine as an opening argument http://www.debate.org/debate/11641/ === PRO ARGUMENTS === ECONOMIC BENEFITS: If Prostitution was legalised, the government could regulate it and tax it. It would create more revenue for the government through this. Furthermore, it would add another legal market to the economy and lead for a bigger economy for the nation which legalises it. The legalisation of Prostitution has benefited many countri...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

This House Concludes that Abortion is Murder

Chuz-Life
YYW

** For the purpose of screening candidates, this debate should be near impossible for you to accept. However, if you are interested in accepting, please make yourself known in the comments section. **It's no secret that the subject of abortion is my primary interest on this website. I am aware of the fact that the subject of abortion has already been debated endlessly and I have read several of the other debates on this subject - already. That said, when it comes to...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The United States should conquer Africa

thett3
BlackVoid

Blackvoid and I agreed to have this debate over Christmas break. I understand that he's currently busy, but I figured it better to send the challenge sooner rather than later, to better answer any questions. Specifications on the exact meaning of "conquer" and "Africa" will be elaborated on in the next round (don't worry, I'm not going to pull any semantic tricks.) Debaters are permitted to make a seperate debate to place their citations in, to save characters.A...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

A Good Debate on Gay Marriage

bsh1
InVinoVeritas

Thanks to everyone who expressed interest! Preface:I have seen many, many debates on Gay Marriage here on DDO--most of them are poorly constructed and not well thought-out. As someone who is gay, I also feel a need to set the record straight (pun intended) on many of the homophobic comments present in many of those debates. Therefore, to get this frustration out of my system,I would like to have a formal, polite, and high-quality debate on the permis...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Married couples with children should not have to pay income tax

sadolite
JBlake

Married couples with children should not have to pay income tax because they are supporting and providing for another person in addition to them selves. This would help prevent and reduce the use of govt services. Single people with no children should pay the lions share of income tax. They have to provide for no one other than them selves. This would also encourage and promote the concept of marriage and the family unit. This is an opening statement. I will wait for my opponents rebuttal to mak...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

The Vast Majority of Sociology is Useless.

Nivek
Ragnar

After reading a few books on sociology, notably a few religious case studies and a few "New Dads" studies by various graduates, I have come to the conclusion that sociology is a useless field. While this may be premature, I'd still like to test whether this is true or whether I'm just not competent enough to see the value that it provides.

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Implemented In Every Society

Lordknukle
F-16_Fighting_Falcon

PRO argues for the death penalty.CON argues against the death penalty.Death Penalty: "The punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime."http://goo.gl/QCyQhI wish both of us the best of luck.Round 1: Acceptance (no arguments)Round 2: Main Case (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals and ConclusionBreaking these rules will automatically result...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Atheism can not account for right and wrong

charles15
JustCallMeTarzan

Thank you Tarzan for accepting the challenge. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Statement (1) To begin with God is needed in order for morals to be constant and meaningful. First of all God is needed for morals to be constant because without God's rule the morals placed in our society are arbitrary and could very well change from day to day. For instance, in conventionalism which is the view that fundamental principles a...

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Updated 8 Years Ago