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Is homosexuality a choice?

jackFergusen
Yusuf94

Homosexuality cannot be choice because then I would be able to choose to be gay, and I cant. I'm straight and there is nothing I can do to change that. I didn't decide to be straight, I just am. I was never even given a choice....

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Updated 20 Hours Ago

The constitution should be interpreted based on what it would mean if it was written today.

AbandonedSpring
Ameliamk1

The constitution should be interpreted based upon an instrumentalists point of view because as times change, so should how the government functions. Pro believes that the constitution should be seen as if it were written today. Con believes that the constitution should be interpreted exactly as it would have been when it was written in 1787. 1 round: Acceptance 2 round: Arguments 3 round: rebuttals 4 round: conclusions...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

TT2 Expert Final: U.S. militia groups pose a greater threat to our national security than do FTOs

whiteflame
bsh1

First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate bsh1 on making it this far in the tournament. Much as he has achieved this before, and even won before, I think it's a massive achievement with all of the fantastic competition we've had. Second, I am again honored to be debating a venerated veteran of the site. I have a lot of respect for bsh1 and his debating prowess, something I know he'll bring in spades to this debate. I hope I am up to the challenge, but most importantly, no matter how this ends...

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244 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The Falkland Islands should be given to Argentina.

PBG
18Karl

First round for acceptance. ...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Should there be a civil rights movement for Hispanic people?

AnonymousMan135791113
user_name

As a Hispanic myself I see many Hispanics become a receiver for racism. The first Example is the Fact that if you are Hispanic You are instantly though of a Mexican no matter if you are or not. The second issue is that if you are Hispanic the first question you may get is, "Are you legal?" What kind of question is that. The third problem is If your name is Jose you have to change it to Joe to get a job. If you speak Spanish in public then people constantly yell at you, "You're in America speak E...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

gay marriage should be legal

why_why
Jyohe

I believe gay marriage should be legal everywhere. Most arguments against gay marriage are ridiculous. Yes, the Bible is against it, but what if your atheist and the bible has no part of your life? The dumbest one I've heard is that if gay marriage is legal more people will become gay and society will collapse. 10% of the world is gay and it's stayed that way for a LONG time. Gay marriage is actually a good example for your kids. It takes a lot of courage for two girls or boys to be proud they a...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should America Ban Political Parties

DarkArtsProdigy
AbandonedSpring

For years after George Washington left office, the political parties have split up this country. The Civil War was caused by political parties, and it's the political parties who declare war. Due to political parties, the winner of the elections isn't caused by the voters but the money a party puts into the candidate....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

The United States should ban travel from Africa because of Ebola

Zman_82nd
kwspeechgrl

Travel from Africa to the United States should be banned for a certain time period, for the safety of the American citizens. 7 people in America, in all, have or have had Ebola. The CDC reports that Ebola has never spread to this many countries before. They also report that by January, there will be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola. Travel from Africa or certain parts of Africa should be banned....

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Should we have welfare?

august55433
Man_Of_Few_Words

I believe that we should not have welfare. I think that it makes people lazy, and it overall hurts society. I will look forward to my opponents argument. Thank you....

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6 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Government should NOT require GMO labeling for food products

Individualist
stef16

First round is acceptance. Would prefer a beginner debater, since this is my first time. The burden of proof will reside on me. Note that this is under politics, so this debate will focus on political arguments supporting or opposing GMO labeling of food products. Most discussions of health benefits or harms will be irrelevant (usually). That is not to say pro or con cannot bring them up, only that they are not the focus of the debate. 72 hours per round should be plenty for you busy workers...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago