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Should the U.S. use government funding and university contracts for technological advancement?


This is my first debate, so i figured i would make it an interesting one. Several decades ago, we had a boom in technological advancement. Huge breakthroughs such as ARPANET, Artificial Intelligence, GPS, and many other technologies we used today were backed by these types of funding. I don't want to debate whether or not the government successfully uses or implements these technologies well or efficiently, but the fact that they all exist today due to tax dollars producing things we use in ever...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should the us be the world police force?


In this debate I shall prove that the us should be the police force of the world. By this I mean the us should send troops and fight other nations even if they are not a direct threat to the us security. Con will need to prove the us should not be the world police force. Forfeits results in whoever didn't forfeit winning automatically. 1. Acceptance 2. First argument 3. Counter argument 4 Warp up your argument...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Socialism and Fascism are ideological brothers.


Pro Position: The ideologies of Socialism and Fascism are essentially the same. Con Position: The ideologies Socialism and Fascism are essentially different. (1) Essential "absolutely necessary; indispensable: Discipline is essential in an army." To put in another form. That which makes Socialism what it is, is the same for Fascism. Struct...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Prostitution should be legalized in the US


This debate is for Four TroubleResolved - Prostitution should be legalized in the USThis is a shared BOPProstitution - the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for moneyLegalized - make (something that was previously illegal) permissible by law.

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Conceal carry laws by private citizens


Conceal carry laws exacerbates cop violence particularly against black and minorities. By private citizen being allows to conceal their lethal firearms, cops are forced to assume that ANY ONE could be carrying a gun, be they man, women, adult or child. Therefor they are naturally inclined to shot first in order to protect their lives if they feel threatened in the slightest which does not take much because of their own prejudice and police training teaching them to value THEIR lives over citizen...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Democrats are better on social Issues then Republicans


I am Pro that Democrats are WAY better than republicans or conservatives In general Rules for Round 1 round is acceptance only 2 is constructive 3 is rebuttal 4 is conclusion Happy to debate!...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.


Resolution: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified. Note: This is the Novice topic for the National Speech and Debate Association. Note: I am not a Novice. So if you're a novice, I would not accept this challenge. Round 1: Acceptance, DefinitionsRound 2: ONLY CONSTRUCTIVE. No RebuttalsRound 3: Rebuttals. Round 4: Rebuttals/ Final Arguments Rules: Forefiture= LossNot following forma...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal in the United States


I want to begin by saying how delighted I am to be debating Contradiction on this very important social issue. It's good to be able to argue with someone who is so philosophically inclined. For my part of the debate, I'll be arguing that same-sex marriage should be legal in the United States. Accordingly, in this debate I'm going to defend two basic contentions. First, there are no legally tenable reasons to ban same-sex marriage. And secondly, there are good reasons to think th...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Marijuana should be legalized


I hope to have a fun and a knowledgeable debate with anyone who is willing to debate me on this issue. First round will be acceptance of the debate and the 2nd round will be the beginning arguments. Good Luck! :)...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Resolved: The Iranian Nuclear Deal is a "mistake."


I would like to thank Contra ahead of time for accepting this long anticipated debate.Rules1st Round is acceptance.2nd Round is for Opening Arguments, NO rebuttals.3rd Round is for Rebuttals.4th Round is for Rebuttals and Conclusions.No semanticsNo Trolling.No KritcsBOP is sharedThe Following users are prohibited from voting on this debate. If they do their votes shall be counted as a Vote Bomb and thei...

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Updated 5 Months Ago