Society Debates

 
Sort By:
Showing: 171 - 180

Left-side traffic is not better than right-side traffic

Lightkeeper
Ragnar_Rahl

This debate is about road traffic systems. I am against the resolution that left side traffic is not better than right side traffic. In other words, I will attempt to prove that left side traffic is in fact better than right side traffic. Left side traffic is the system where we drive on the left side of the road (eg Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand). Right side traffic is the system where we drive on the right side of the road (eg France, Germany, USA). "Better" ----- we all shou...

Post Voting Period
37 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Democracy without constraint eventually leads to more socialism. We are well on our way.

HandsOff
Patrick_Henry

Since a literal interpretation of the constitution has gone out the window, there is no concrete protection against the have-nots (or work-nots as I call them) voting in large numbers to confiscate property from its rightful owners and redistibute it in the name of public welfare. As the spoils(welfare, free healthcare, government housing, etc.) from voting democrat (or even republican these days) become more apparent, more and more will be tempted to try and vote their way to prosperity rather...

Voting Period
37 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Access to drinking water ought to be valued as a human right instead of a commodity

Zaradi
TheBrorator

Resolved: Access to drinking water ought to be valued as a human right instead of as a commodity.Pro is for water being a human right.Con is for water being a commodity. Rules:1. First round acceptance.2. This will be an LD debate. All forms of LD cases are acceptable. 3. Cases may be posted through a google document link. ONLY CASES, not refutations.4. In the event of a forfeit, all seven points m...

Post Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Non-human animals should have rights.

Xer
Freeman

Thank you and good luck to whoever accepts the debate. ======== DEFINTIONS ======== Non-human animals - any of the kingdom Animalia that is not a human should - used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/should rights - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=rights&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o...

Post Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

In the U.S., people have a constitutional obligation to change the laws they refuse to follow

Juan_Pablo
Raisor

This is the exact resolution: In the United States, people have a constitutional obligation to follow the law, and to change the laws they refuse to follow.The Constitution empowers the federal, state and local governments to make laws; this same constitution also dictates the rights we have as citizens. Therefore, as members of our nation, and to remain consistent and in agreement with the supreme law of the land, people have a moral and legal...

Post Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

You can't be a meat eating environmentalist.

Theomega
candice

If one believes that they are an environmentalist, then you really cant eat meat. According to the U.N., the livestock sector causes more pollution than the entire transportation sector and all other industrial sources combined. Animals raised for food, produce 5 times more excrement than the entire human population, 86,000 pounds per second. Their excrement produce sixty five percent of world wide nitrous oxide emissions. Nitrous oxide is about 300 times more potent as a global warming gas...

Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Chivalry is dead, and women killed it!

imabench
Oldfrith

My name is Imabench and weekly troll debates are back due to popular demand ;DThe debate resolution is that chivalry, the unwritten laws that were practiced in the recent past (before the 1980's) where men treated women with the utmost respect and courtesy, is dead, and that women killed it. I will give one example and then introduce arguments in later rounds. You know in...

Post Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Pacifism

FREEDO
J.Kenyon

My first debate after getting back from my suspension! =D Oh Joy! I thank J.Kenyon for suggesting we debate this topic and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll probably lose seeing as I'm in a very small minority on this one. I gladly accept the burden of proof in this debate. I am arguing in favor of Pacifism and my opponent is arguing against it. I'm going to go right ahead and start. === DEFINITIONS === 1. Pacifism: paciĀ·fism . noun Opposition to war or violence as a...

Post Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

LSD should be legalized for recreational use.

Aric
untitled_entity

LSD refers to Lysergic acid diethylamide, a psychedelic drug illegal in the United States of America. If you challenge me, you are in support of keeping LSD illegal, and/or increasing penalties for possessing or selling it. LSD should be legalized for the reasons listed below. A) LSD use is a victimless crime. If someone ingests LSD, no one is being victimized in any way, shape, or form. B) LSD is less addictive than many legal drugs in America. (1) (2) C) Only one person has ever d...

Voting Period
36 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Sex before Marriage?

Chriss101
Wylted

I am all for having a relationship before marriage for financial reasons and emotional reasons. But I would like to have a Debate with someone who believes that Sex before Marriage is not right and why they think that. You don't have to be religious to join it could be just your beliefs....

Post Voting Period
35 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago