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Negative Debate: Trump v. Clinton

Hillary4Prez
brontoraptor

Hello! Because I am growing steadily more cynical about the state of our politics, what with polarization and growing animosity between political ideologies (just read this report from the Pew Research Center: http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-in-the-american-public/), I thought that it might be interesting to conduct this debate. Here are the rules:

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1 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Resolved: Key Trump policies are consistent with the United States Constitution

warren42

This debate will be centered around Trump's major policies (which, for the purposes of this debate are the categories on his website https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions). I'd prefer to debate a Trump supporter. No semantics or trolling. Structure: Round 1: Definitions/Observations Round 2: Case Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Closing Arguments Notes: No new arguments in the final round. If you'd prefer, you can open with your case in the first round and push each subsequent round forwa...

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13 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Should Donald Trump Be President?

spencercrat123
ILikePie5

R1 - Acceptance R2 - Arguments R3 - Rebuttals R4 - Defense/Conclusion This debate is about the Donald only. BOP is shared: I must show why Trump should not be President. Pro must show why he should. Good luck to my opponent. I'm looking forward to a great debate!...

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9 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

White Democrats are more racist in general than white Republicans

brontoraptor
Adam2isback

White Democrats are more racist than white Republicans in general. You can start debsting if you want. ...

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0 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Resolved: People Should Support the Boycott, Divestment and Sactions Movement (BDS)

BrendanD19
LaL36

This debate will be over the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement better known as BDS. The Pro will argue in favor of BDS, and the Con shall argue against BDS.DEBATE STRUCTURE1. Acceptance, No Arguments2. Opening statements (no rebuttals)3. Rebuttals4. Rebuttals5. Final Rebuttals and closing arguments RULES1. The burden of proof is shared2. Forfeiting will results in a full 7-point loss3. No images or videos are permitted. Links to videos or I...

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9 Comments
Updated 9 Hours Ago

The United States Should Arm the Kurds

Hayd
Amedexyius

This is a debate for the first round of Bsh1's "Unique Topics" tournament. I would like to thank bsh1 for hosting this tournament and to Amedexyius for agreeing to debate this topic with me. The resolution is: The United States should arm the KurdsThe definitions are pretty basicshould: "This simply designates that we are engaged in a policy debate, and therefore what should happen. This is distinguished from 'could,' as what we are discussing is whether abolit...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Should Black Lives Matter be considered a terrorist organization?

seanh31
Robins

I believe that the Black Lives Matter group should be considered as a terrorist organization. My opponent will believe that they shouldn't be considered as a terrorist organization. Good luck to my opponent and thank you for accepting the challenge!...

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2 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

The United States should use private military firms abroad to pursue its military objectives.

whiteflame
bsh1

Thanks to our opponents, Team Thrawn, for engaging in this, the second round of the Debate Champions League, with us. We apologize for the delay in the posting, and look forward to a great debate on an interesting topic. The debate we're having is over a basic question: should the U.S. government be able to purchase the services of privately sourced military forces (PMFs) and deploy them abroad? In order to determine this, we'll have to start with a definition of PMFs: "firms offering se...

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66 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Mandatory Voting

ThinkBig
missbailey8

Many thanks to missbailey8 for agreeing to debate this topic with me. Full resolution: In a democracy, voting should be compulsory DEFINITIONSDemocracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. (1)Compulsory voting: A system in which voters are obliged to v...

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10 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

The swearing filter on DDO should be removed

zmikecuber
airmax1227

I will argue that there should be no restrictions on what words we can use on DDO. First round is acceptance.Resolution: "The swearing filter on DDO should be removed."I am Pro, airmax1227 is Con. I accept the burden of proof. I don't need to set a ton of rules, because having a list of rules longer than anyone cares to read is silly, and I want this debate to be straightforward.This is my first step towards helping DDO. I think there are lots of problems...

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121 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago