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National Security Ought to be Valued Over Freedom of the Press

SpiffyTexan
DebayushChakraborty

"No government ought to be without censors, and where press is free, none ever will." It is because I agree with Thomas Jefferson that I must negate the resolution resolved, that National security ought to be valued over freedom of the press. Infringements upon essential freedoms in the pursuit of safety and security betray priorities contrary to the fundamental values of democratic nations, and often fails to result in improved security. My value, or what I'm striving to achieve is Liberty,...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

AAN Tour: Voluntary Abortion should be legal

ArcTImes
mishapqueen

IntroductionThis debate is part of the Adopt-a-Noob Tournament.ResolutionPro's contention is that Voluntary Abortion should be legal.

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34 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

An atheist President would be okay

patrick967

My last two opponents have forfeited this debate, so I'm making yet another one. When I say "okay," I mean that the USA would not collapse into poverty and the world would be the same or better after the atheist's term. We are going to be debating about an agnostic atheist, and they would not be anti-religion. Please remember that the Pledge of Allegiance is not how we elect Presidents, so don't include it in your argument. No profanity is allowed.Debate Setup:Round 1- Acc...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

On Balance, authoritarianism cannot ever be justified

LibertarianJames
YYW

"On Balance, an Authoritarian State Cannot Ever Be Justified" Def.Authoritarianism-Total state control over all wakes of lifeDebate Formate:Rnd 1. AcceptanceRnd 2. ArgumentsRnd 3,4-RebuttalsRnd 5. Counter Rebuttals, Conclusion End ...

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Abortion is not justified and should be illegal. (except to save the life of the mother)

GKChesterton
TruthHurts

Resolved: Abortion is not justified and should be illegal. (except to save the life of the mother). I will argue for the resolution Information About The Topic The landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case legalized abortion in America. Since that case in 1973, it is estimated that over...

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9 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Democracy is the Most Desirable Form of Government

bsh1
Kc1999

PrefaceKC had asked me to debate this topic with some time ago, and has promised to debate me on homophobia subsequent to the conclusion of this debate. I think these will be two intriguing and informative debates, and I look forward to getting them underway!Full TopicOn balance, democracy is the most desirable form of government.JudgesThe voting is set to "select winner." I have n...

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36 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Abortion

Cold-Mind
Tychas

Resolution: Women should be allowed by law to abort their fetus. BoP is shared. Con should make his arguments in Round 1. Voting rules: Forfeit in round 1, 2 or 3 means debate loss. Con using more than 300 characters in Round 4 means Con lost. Pro's arguments: 1) p1: Fetus is part of woman's body. p2: Everyone owns themselves. c): Fetus is in woman's property. 2) p1: Chances are woman who does not want child will be bad parent. p2.1: People raised by bad parents are (in average) worse...

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

RESOLVED: Smoking should be banned

Kc1999
9spaceking

9spaceking has said in his account that he would gladly accept this debate challenge. So onto it my friend.Our resolution: Resolved: Smoking should be bannedSmoking: is defined as a form of inhaling tobacco or any other potentially addictive...

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23 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Does Socialism work in a realistic society?

softmer
The_Nameless

Would Socialism work in a realistic society? In my opinion the answer is no. I will be debating for the 'con' side, meaning that I believe socialism can not function properly as a government system. My opponent will be taking the 'pro' side, meaning they believe that socialism actually does work as a government system. First round is for acceptance. Good luck....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

The States are Sovereign. That is why they're called States

Sky55Anchorage
kasmic

This is my first Debate. In order to get a feel for this site I've decided to start my first debate with something that I've studied for years and am deeply intrigued by. On July 4 1776, Thirteen Colonies declared Sovereign Statehood and broke away from their oppressive government. Shortly after winning their war for secession they enacted the Articles of Confederation which, not only reinforced their Individual Sovereignty, prevented the creation of another oppressive Central Government. Ov...

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Updated 2 Days Ago