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Resolved: The United States Should Abolish the Death Penalty

16kadams
Mikal

Select winner. 2k. I am going to literally copy and paste Roy's stuff cause it fits well. "The death penalty, i.e. capital punishment, is "execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense." [1. http://www.merriam-webster.com...] Currently 32 states and the Federal government have a death penalty. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org...]. ... In this debate I will argue that a death penalty should be maintained as part of the U.S...

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24 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

Presidential Campaign Simulation Democrat v Republican

Douglas_MacArthur
Jcmiamiu7

Alright, since I have received multiple applicants for this debate, I will elaborate a bit more.THE RUNNING MATE WILL BE A MEMBER OF THIS SITE WHO SHARES YOUR IDEALS.This will be a simulation of a presidential debate. I will be representing a liberal, democratic presidential candidate, and Con will be representing the party/ideology of their choice. I will choose my running mate, and announce them, and Con will do the same...

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21 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

Progressive Taxation

kasmic
16kadams

I am in favor of Progressive Taxation."A system based on a progressive tax collects tax revenue from individuals in proportion to their ability to pay. Citizens with higher earnings are taxed at a higher rate, while poorer people pay a lower percentage of their income in tax. In other words, the tax rate progresses from lower to higher. Progressive tax can beimplemented by se...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

God is existant

MultiCulturalism
Philocat

i will let my opponent define God, since it can be a very complicated thing. something along the lines of a generally believed god (powerful, creator, etc.) seems fair. I always wanted to do this!...

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20 Comments
Updated 17 Hours Ago

Should Gay Marriage Be Allowed in Each U.S State

DocPenguin
bman7720

If you accept this debate you, the 1st round is the acceptance round....

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19 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Religious people are obsessed over God

lord_megatron
Atheism_Debater

Yes, they are obsessed over God as they find signs of him in even human work, they thank him for materialistic things that are refined by them only, and they believe in him even if they fail to convince any atheist. I as an atheist have convinced many of no evidence, yet they still chose to believe. What is that if not obsession?...

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19 Comments
Updated 23 Hours Ago

April DDO Music Tourney Round 1: RevNge vs. Malacoda

RevNge
Malacoda

This is a music debate for the April DDO Music Tourney. Here is the link to the official thread: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/66569/ Tournament Rules (taken from PM): Contestant Guidelines: 1. Any type of instrument/vocals are permitted; however, you may not edit your videos to add additional elements that you did not legitimately perform. Audio and visual enhancement are, of course, allowed, but crossovers, mashups, autotune,...

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18 Comments
Updated 58 Minutes Ago

It is possible for a tri-omni god to coexist with the evil which exists in this World.

Chaosism
AndyHood

I wish to argue that the Argument from Evil [1] is unsound, and that a omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent being can coexist with the evil which exists in this World. My goal of this debate is NOT to prove that such a being actually exists. "If an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent god exists, then evil does not. There is evil in the world. Therefore, an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God does not exist." The characteristics of omnipotence, omniscience, and omn...

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18 Comments
Updated 21 Hours Ago

On balance, abortion is immoral

Philocat
triangle.128k

I am challenging triangle.128k to a debate regarding the morality of abortion. He seems quite convinced that abortion is morally justifiied, so I anticipate a lively intellectual discourse with him.Con will argue that abortion is morally justified, I will argue that it is not. The burden of proof is shared.DefinitionsAbortion: 'a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus'

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14 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago

The feminism movement should not be impeded by Bronze Age texts

AndyHood
cox.nulman

I hope that the resolution is clear enough, but, for the record:To accept the debate, Con will agree to work with the following definitions: Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for wom...

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13 Comments
Updated 19 Hours Ago