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The United States should not grant citizenship to immigrants if they cannot speak English


Just for clarification this debate has no intent of bashing on foreign immigrants seeking shelter in the United States. The base of my argument is that they should not be granted citizenship to the United States if they have not learned English (to a very low level) at least the ability of carrying out a simple conversation should be required if you wish to have permanent citizenship of the country. Please no swearing or terrible spelling mistakes. Good luck!...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Nicolas Cage caused the government to shut down so he could steal the Declaration of Independence


Left and right you can find political hacks all blaming the party they dont like for the cause of the shutdown..... Republicans blame the Democratic party because they think the Democratic party are refusing to compromise, and Democrats blame the Republican party because they arent retards. However, the TRUTH is that the government shut down was caused by Nicolas Cage in a plan to steal the Declaration of Independence for whatever reason he may have come up with (Odds are its an invisible tre...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Should the United States of America join the Commonwealth realms?


The Royalist Tea Party and the user @Jifpop09 have agreed that our last debate was awful, so we both have agreed to start another debate. The user @Jifpop09 has agreed to not use Google Docs or anything outside debate.org. The user @Jifpop09 has agreed to be kind and respectful this time. The user @Jifpop09 has agreed to actually debate this with us. We thank the user @Jifpop09 for taking responsibility, we don't really see that here on debate.org. Before we begin, we just want to say w...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Political Conditionality and Humanitarian Aid


PrefaceAs part of my summer debate agenda, I am really looking forward to this debate, and I thank Such for agreeing to discuss this interesting topic with me. It should be fun :)Full TopicPlacing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust.BOPIt is Pro's BOP to uphold the resolution on balance. It is Con's BOP to show the resolution to be invalid on bal...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

George Zimmerman acted in self defense against Trayvon Martin.


I'm hoping to find an opponent who will discuss this topic without bias. This topic is clouded with bias and emotions from both sides because of bad media coverage and sensitive issues. I'm looking for someone who will defend his views with reasonable evidence instead of fallacies and opinions. I'm not concerned about heavy amounts of formality. I want a discussion that gets to the point and isn't scared to get a little interesting, so long as both sides are reasonable and calm. First off...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Ronald Reagan was a Better President than Barack Obama


DebateI am arguing that President Ronald Wilson Reagan was a better president than the current president, Barack Hussein Obama. My opponent must argue that President Obama has been a better president than President Reagan was.RulesRound 1 for accept...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

There are no compelling arguments against same-sex marriage


The issue of same-sex marriage is one which divides not only the United States, but much of the Western world.[1] What is most remarkable about this matter is not the lack of agreement, but rather the lack of strong arguments against same-sex marriage. There are simply no compelling arguments (legal, political, or moral) against same-sex marriage. (While there may be religious arguments against it, I would prefer only to address arguments that do not assume a belief in the supernatural and/or th...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

NSA Surveillance


I dislike instigating debates from the Con position, but I wasn't entirely sure how to frame the resolution. My opponent, should he accept, has agreed to debate this issue from either side. I will be standing in opposition to the extent of NSA Surveillance. A brief overview: The NSA has the capability to collect massive amounts of data on traffic over switched phone networks and the internet. Recently they gained the ability to capture and store data en masse, and retain...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Abortion is not justified and should be illegal. (except to save the life of the mother)


Resolved: Abortion is not justified and should be illegal. (except to save the life of the mother). I will argue for the resolution Information About The Topic The landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case legalized abortion in America. Since that case in 1973, it is estimated that over...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

People Not having a Job Because they were born into Poverty?


I just read a ladies debate saying people were born into poverty? How can someone be born into such a thing when they can be successful as they choose? She then stated the government should keep giving out food stamps for these type of people who simply cant work because they were born into poverty...

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Updated 1 Month Ago