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Free Speech on Public Colleges

bsh1
Romanii

IntroRomanii applied to debate me on this topic and on these sides through my "You Choose the Topic" debate challenge. As an interesting bit of trivia, if Romanii accepts this debate, this would be our 7th time debating each other. I think that this topic is particularly interesting and timely, and I look forward to engaging him on the subject. He's an excellent debater, and I look forward to a fun round.In order to ensure quality judging, I have nom...

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42 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Philanthropy Should Be Compulsory

David12N
LuciferWept

I want to argue that philanthropy should be compulsory or close to compulsory. A special tax, opt-out charity donations, etc. Five assumptions on why, Not enough money is going to philanthropy. Efforts to significantly increase philanthropy have not been successful. Philanthropy can do good things. {For example, not for profits are better at finding people work than the government}. It is easier to get the money through something like tax than thousands of fundraisers. Italy has a s...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

What Grande PATISSERIE is better

trevorleaf
CalebAronson

Well, I think that the Cheese and Berries flavor is more consistent than the Apple flavor. With the apple flavor you only get one flavor and for the same price? So why wouldn't you want to 2 flavors for the same price? It's crazy that this is even an argument. The nutritional facts may vary by person, but for a good snack during 3rd hour, you can get 250 calories worth of deliciousness. The Apple flavor has 370mg of Sodium, so obviously the Cheese and Berries flavor is a healthier choice and a g...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Should Trans Kids Be Able To Use The Bathroom For The Gender They Identify With?

AcidicApples
luls

I, Pro, will be arguing that Transgender kids should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. 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....

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1 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Career debate: Psychiatry

Capitalistslave
GodTier

Rules of debate:1) Con should name a career that they will be arguing for in round 1. Since we will both be arguing why our career is better than the other, we both have a burden of proof. 2) No insults, personal attacks, ad hominem3) The total number of rounds used for argument should be the total you see here minus 1. This is to keep the total number of rounds used for argument even between us, since I am not using round 1 for argument4) The last r...

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1 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Should Transgenders Be Allowed to Join the BSA

TMNGerbil
BrendanD19

Let us assume that by transgender people we mean girls "feeling" they're boys. The BSA - BOY Scouts of America - is specifically for boys. Yes, there have been girls in it before, but that was either cub scout leaders or CO-ED/venture groups. I know because I'm in one. Those girls who believe they are boys have that right to live in the delusion that they are boys, but that doesn't change their genetical make-up. "Oh, but what about 'the treatment'?" That does nothing. It's just like som...

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8 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The abuse of illegal drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice

SkySky16
TylerLamb

In this round we will specifically be talking about the U.S. but of course evidence and citations from other countries is alright. Must use citations and evidence!!! R1: Acceptance R2: Opening Statements R3&4: Rebuttals R5: Closing arguments...

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12 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Transgender Children Who Identify As Males Be Able To Join A Boy Scouts Troop

princesspetty
SJM

Transgender children who identify as males should DEFINITELY be let into a Boy Scout Troop. It is a boy scout troop not a biologically born boys troop. Many children who change genders do it because they aren't interested in what their original gender does or is classified as. If a biological girl wants to become a boy and join a boy scout troop, let him/her. They probably aren't interested in selling cookies and doing crafts (although that isn't all girl scouts do) should be able to join a BS T...

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2 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Every Black Gang Member should be forced to work in the mines.

What50
SJM

A debate wether we should force every black gang member to work in the mines. Rules: No racism No Ad Hominhem Be willing to debate all 3 rounds Rounds: Round 1 is acceptance and make a comment about this debate Round 2 is arguments Round 3 is rebutalls...

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2 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Transgenders who identify as Boys be allowed to join a Boy Scout Troop

princesspetty
Cogitatio-et-veritatis

Transgender children who identify as males should DEFINITELY be let into a Boy Scout Troop. It is a boy scout troop not a biologically born boys troop. Many children who change genders do it because they aren't interested in what their original gender does or is classified as. If a biological girl wants to become a boy and join a boy scout troop, let him/her. They probably aren't interested in selling cookies and doing crafts (although that isn't all girl scouts do) should be able to join a BS T...

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Updated 7 Months Ago