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Should we penalize illegal immigrants for coming to the US?

J-Rivers
Aresx

My argument stands that those that have entered this country illegally should be penalized for doing so. My opponent should argue that those that are here should face no repercussions for illegal or criminal activity and be allowed to stay in the US either as they are, with citizenship, or on a path to said citizenship without any penalizing aspect. I will cede my first round and allow the opponent to open the debate....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Resolved: America should elect Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump

ThinkBig
Cooldudebro

Resolved: On balance, Americans should elect Hillary Clinton as President over her rival Donald J. Trump.Rounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Rebuttals4. Closing arguments/rebuttalsDefinitionsShould: Should implies that we have some obligation to do so on the basis of the evidence presented. As such,...

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10 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

The USFG should continue to fund Israel militarily during the Israel-Palestine conflict.

warren42
whiteflame

This debate is a part of the DDO Olympics debate tournament, sponsored by Bsh1. The rules and other information regarding the tournament can be found here:http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/91542/Full text of resolution: The USFG should continue to fund Israel militarily during the Israel-Palestine conflict.Structure: Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Constructive (No rebuttals) Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Closing Arguments <...

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19 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Freedom of Speech Does Not Give the Right to be hateful towards others

Holdthepickle
Iacov

After reading a debate that you had about political correctness, I saw you said Freedom of Speech protects us, allowing us to say hateful/rude statements to one another. I am here to claim that the first amendment does in fact NOT allow us to say hateful/rude things to one another...

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Resolved: The PRC Should Grant Tibet Sovereignty

Tree_of_Death
Bored_Debater

Definitions:PRC: People's Republic of China, commonly referred to as ChinaGrant: To permit as a right, privilege, or favor [1]Sovereignty: A country's independent authority and the right to govern itself [2]First round is acceptance only.Sources1.

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

DDO Olympic Team Debate: ThinkBig/Fire_Wings vs. MrVindication/Midnight1131

ThinkBig
MrVindication

This debate is for the DDO Olympics Team Debate.Team Pro:-ThinkBig-Fire_Wings

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Communism

thedebater99
n7

I passionately disagree with Communism and if you disagree with me, let's debate! This is a topic that I love to debate. Definition: Communism- a theory or system of social organization in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs. - google definition Here are all of my sources that will reinforce my stats and facts that I will be using during the debate. http://fhwordsmith.com/why-communism-does-not-work...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Gun control does not reduce crime (USA only)

tajshar2k
TheHitchslap

I will be arguing that gun bans do not reduce crime in the United States of America.My opponent will argue that it does.Good Luck...

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233 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Bernie Sanders for U.S. President

CentristX
Tucktovich

This debate should be impossible to accept!If you are interested in accepting this debate, please read the following and say so in the comments.I will be arguing in this debate why Bernie Sanders should be the next United States President.The Con will argue why Bernie Sanders should not be the next president of the United States.

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52 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Is Feminism still needed in The United States of America today?

TheDeAndreOglesby
Overhead

Round 1: Acceptance 2: Opening statement 3: Rebuttals 4: Response to rebuttals 5: Closing statements We're here to debate if feminism is still needed in America today. I'll be on the side of anti-feminism. Your job is to argue against me. Good luck....

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago