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Certain convicted sex offenders should be executed

tvellalott
J.Kenyon

My argument will be that certain types of convicted sex offenders should be executed, rather than imprisoned. By convicted, I mean beyond a shadow of a doubt. A great body of evidence should be presented against them to try and minimise or even completely prevent wrongful execution. By certain types I mainly mean, but am not restricted to: Paedophiles & child pornographers Violent serial rapists Serial killers of a sexual nature. I don't want to argue semantics. My opponent should argu...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Child pornography should be legal to posses.

DucoNihilum
rwebberc

Hi, and thanks for accepting this debate challenge. Might I make it perfectly clear to anybody reading this that I am not in support of child pornography, nor the production of child pornography. I strongly believe that abuse like the production of CP should come with punishment. My debate is on the topic of the possession of child pornography. While the possessors of Child Pornography may be sick, wrong, and perverted they are realistically doing nothing to harm anybody. They are not...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be illegal

tejretics
Cooldudebro

Pro should begin arguing in Round 1 and post only "no round as agreed" in the final round; we each have 3 total rounds to argue. [Arguing that same-sex couples can have equal rights without use of the word "marriage" is not allowed, since that's entirely semantic, and the resolution concerns the institution of gay marriage itself, not what we call it.]...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion is Wrong

rugbypro5
Ryuuikari

Hello and Merry Christmas to all! Welcome to this debate on the highly controversial topic: abortion. I will be taking the stance that it is wrong, con will be arguing there are good for abortion. I believe there is NO good reason except for when the mother's life is in danger, other than that, there can't be a logical reason. Good luck, and let's have a solid debate....

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46 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice form a flawless basis for morality

Nail_Bat
Rob1Billion

I would like to explore a topic that Rob1Billion and I began debating in the comments section of another debate. It is my belief that morality can not be reduced to a set of unambiguous laws. That is to say, we can not find a set of laws that will always yield the same results for moral questions as our intuition would give. My opponent will argue that the morality of an action depends on four unambiguous, unchanging qualities: Temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice. I will let him...

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46 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

The Death Penalty should be legal in the United States

RoyLatham
mongeese

The death penalty is punishment in which the person who committed the offense is put to death by the state. [1. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/death_penalty] Currently 35 of the 50 states have a death penalty, as well as does the federal government and the U.S. Military. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty. The resolution allows states to continue to use a...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Napoleon v. Washington

16kadams
Nur-Ab-Sal

time: 1812 (Yes I know Washington was not in control then). I argue if there was a war AT THIS TIME in the US (assuming Washington controlled the military) would win. Factors taken out: Britain is not in the US at this time, ignore that war. We are assuming instead Napoleon was the invader of 1812 instead. No semantics trolling etc. 1st round acceptance. I argue Washington wins....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Bestiality should be illegal

ADreamOfLiberty
Kumquatodor

Many people have complained about the restrictive nature of my previous arguments for the proper legality of bestiality. Said restrictions were necessary to make a positive case since in reality the default is that something should be legal and acceptable until proven otherwise.This debate is a chance for those who think they can make the case from scratch. No moral or legal standard is given, pro will have to present their own and support it.BoP is on Pro to show th...

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46 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

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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45 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Adoption should be a right for same-sex couples

alecs5395
unique

The same sex couples should have equal rights as normal people, that including right to adopt a child....

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Updated 4 Years Ago