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America's education system would be more effective if completely privatized.

Fresh
CGBSpender

My general opening statement: America's education system would be more effective if completely privatized. Competition is a key ingredient when considering the results of any sector of our economy. Public/subsidized schools effectively prevent competition; therefore, the price of education is higher than it needs to be (considering educational spending from taxes/debt), and the quality of education is sub-par. The ultimate remedy for this would be to allow privatization and competition to exist...

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

"Wealthy" is a relative term, rather than an absolute one.

feverish
Cody_Franklin

Thanks in advance to Cody for accepting this challenge. It was on a forum thread that this issue first came up as a possible debate topic for Cody and myself. Ragnar_Rahl first made the claim that "wealth is absolute", but when I challenged this contention it was Cody who jumped in to defend the objectivist perspective. http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/6124/18/ This is basically a semantics debate, being as it is concerned with what words mean. However I don't anticipate t...

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39 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Ultimate Team War - High Altitude

mongeese
Maikuru

This is Ultimate Team War. Each debater must assemble a team of five characters, and the teams will then fight to the death(ish). Since we cannot have an actual real-life battle, each debater will explain why their team is superior during this debate.However, it will take place in the sky.DEFINITIONSTeam leader: One of the debaters here, i.e. me or my opponentTeam member: One of the five chosen warriors.Team Pro: My team.Team Con: My opponent'...

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47 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

We should to get rid of the Federal Reserve.

Yakaspat
Rumsy

We need to get rid of the Federal Reserve of America so that the money authority can be rightfully be returned to the American People. The Federal Reserve is not federal at all. It is outside our government. The Federal Reserve loans it's money to the Government at an interest, so we have to pay the money back to them, obviously. But what about the interest that we have to pay back to them? We get the money to pay the Fed back from the Fed of course! It is this vicious cycle of endlessly bor...

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19 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Poetry Battle

Rockylightning
BangBang-Coconut

I challenge Hello-Or-- sorry Bang Bang Coconut to a Poetry battle!Please use the first round to accept the terms.-Poems do not have to follow any specific meter or form.-Poems can be any length-Poems must be more than three lines, unless if the lines are very long. ...

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15 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Evolutionary Theory is a Farce

jmlandf
Biowza

I Affirm: Modern and Past Evolutionary Theory is a Farce. Note: So as not to get into a semantical argument Farce could easily be replaced with "not true" or "incorrect". The motivation of the Pro is to ascertain evolutionary theory, with current knowledge, should not be accepted as true or a plausible explanation for existence. Macroevolution is what is being contested not microevolution. Evolutionary Theory implies macroevolution. Definitions(more definitions to follow if the desire or need...

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26 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

There are no arguments for God that cannot be refuted.

petersaysstuff
KRFournier

I propose a challenge! I am taking that stance that there are no good arguments for god that cannot/have not been thoroughly refuted. I challenge anyone but preferably a theist. This first round will be for the contender to post his/her arguments and I shall respond to them. If I can successfully refute said arguments I win. If I cannot, the contender wins....

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25 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Justin Bieber should be killed and forgotten.

Koopin
OMGJustinBieber

Full resolution: It would be overall better for the world if Justin Bieber was killed and forgotten. I will give my opponent the option to start if she wishes, however if she does not want to she can just accept.Thank you.Definitions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber...

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45 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Children should be stoned to death if they disobey their parents.

gamemaster
JacobPearson

Hi. The resolution is simple. I claim that children should be stoned to death if they disobey their parents. My argument is based on the most powerful source of Truth in the whole Universe: The Holy Bible. 1) Look what Deuteronomy 21:18-21 says: 'If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not listen to the voice of his father or his mother even when they punish him his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to t...

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45 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Faith Healing is Effective

Bob_Gneu
bluesteel

Faith healing is a subject that has been in the news a lot lately, but there has not been any data put forth about this matter. This debate is about the merits of faith healing and ultimately how effective it is in achieving the goal of healing. Lets give it a go.Definitions: Faith Healing - Healing achieved by religious belief and prayer, rather than by medical treatment.Effective - Adequate to acco...

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31 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago