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Obama was a good president

ANonRepublican
JonHouser

I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. 4, 2008 when Obama won the popular vote by 53 percent. With tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart, I stood alongside people of color across the nation as we celebrated America"s first inauguration of a black president. As a young black man, I felt a true sense of patriotism as I witnessed our country rally together to show, finally, that we are more concerned about who is the most qualified man for the...

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11 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The notion that Stalin caused the death of millions of people

Capitalistslave
Emilrose

My position: I will be arguing that Stalin is not responsible for the deaths of millions of people who died in the Ukrainian famine, or "holodomor" as other people call it. My position will be that a famine happened. I will even be arguing that Stalin attempted to combat the problem of the famine.The holodomor was supposedly a case where millions of people died and people who believe Stalin was behind it, believe he purposely pu...

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11 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

The Government Should Eliminate the Minimum Wage

Subutai
TheHitchslap

This is the final debate in the DDO Olympics government and politics bracket. If you have any questions about the debate format below, mention them before you accept this debate.Full ResolutionThe government should eliminate the minimum wage.The BoP lies on both debaters (I have to prove that this change in policy is good, while my opponent has to argue for the good of said policy; I'll give the voters some leeway here).

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32 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Affirmative Action is Good

BobTheRocket2
kkkkatie126

Round 1: Acceptance of challenge. Round 2: Opening arguments. Round 3: Rebutting your opponent's opening arguments. Round 4: Defending your opening arguments against your opponent's rebuttal of your arguments. BoP is 50/50. Let's have a good, clean, and civilized debate....

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15 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Abortion should in most cases be illegal.

passwordstipulationssuck
frankfurter50

As this was a direct challenge, if you don't agree with the con side of this argument you can just decline. a few rules before I state my position. 1. no argumentum ad hominems (personal attacks and the like.) 2. no new arguments in final rebuttals per standard debate rules. 3. standard debate rules regarding dropped arguments apply. The first rounds will just be for acceptance, after that comes arguments (and for the second speaker attacks on my case.) I believe that abortion should...

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29 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

THB Death Penalty Should Be Apllied to All Major Crimes

GuiAlex
Nathaniel_Kampeas

This House Believes Death Penalty Should Be Applied To All Major Crimes. THB motions don't require the people debating to show how this would be applied. Robs to consider DO NOT INCLUDE food IF the person committed the crime as last resort to survive. Major Crimes are All Crimes from stealing to murdering. The debate is 4 rounded and this is the way it should be debated Round 1- Definitions, Models. Main Arguments, Contestations Round 2 - Extension, Refutation Round 3- Rebuttal, Refutatio...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Gay marriage should not be permitted

Zarroette
2-D

PrefaceThis is only my 2nd debate on gay marriage, the first of which I lost. Please be gentle =) Full TopicIn a just society, gay marriages would not be permitted.TermsJust - based on what is morally or ethically right and/or fairGay marriage - a legally binding union conferring on two same-sex partners the same legal rights, stat...

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129 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

There's no perfect political ideology

G_Skeptic-Guy
Emperor_Az

Political Ideology: A certain set of ethical ideals, principles, doctrines, myths or symbols of a social movement, institution, class and/or large group that explains how society should work, and offers some political and cultural blueprint for a certain social order.Perfect: Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.Round one is acceptance and opening stat...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S presidential elections undermines democracy.

MagicHands13
dereklee

Affirmative Case #2: The Electoral College: An Undemocratic Tool of the Two Party System This case argues that the dominance of the two-party system functions through the Electoral College to undermine American democratic ideals. The Electoral College itself, as well as the "winner take all" voting rule used by most states, makes Americans fundamentally unequal as voters in presidential elections. Citizens of large states have much greater influence than citizens of small states. In extreme...

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should Donald Trump be the next US president?

AcidicApples
someloser

I, Con, will be arguing that Donald Trump should not be the next US president. The first round will be for acceptance only. The debate will be set up this way: 2nd round: Pro will make opening statement. 3rd round: Expansion into opening statement, including cited facts and details. 4th round: Rebuttals 5th round: Closing statements. I would love to have a structured debate on our future president. Please no trolls....

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago