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Marijuana should be completely legalized

JuanSmolkin
Jcmiamiu7

I will be Pro. Marijuana should be legalized without any restrictions other than the ones placed on tobacco or alcohol. The reasons are: A) By criminalizing Marijuana, people who are not a danger to society are incarcerated, taking their freedom from them as well as costing the state (and therefore the tax payers) money. B) Marijuana has tremendous health benefits, on a variety of different conditions including but not limited to: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, migraines, insomnia, la...

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Should military service be required for U.S. Presidency?

wyattn97
Golan

A large majority of U.S. Presidents (31/44) have served. The President is Commander in Chief, and can mobilize armed forces. The President is in charge of the military during times of war, and must understand combat strategies. Commander in Chief is the highest military position, it only makes sense to have someone from the military in this position. The strongest con to a military president is that America will look like a war-hungry nation. The strongest con to a military pres...

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Hate Crime Laws: Are hate crime laws fair and judicially sound?

Think_King
87Jim87

Absolutely not. No where else in our judicial system is motive for a crime a punishable offence. There is no proper way to regulate, or police it. Once thoughts on actions become punishable, our freedom to think is gone. Hate crime laws are an effort at thought control masquerading as legitimate criminal justice legislation. If two people commit the same crime, they deserve the same punishment. One should not be deemed greater than the other because of the thoughts that motivated the act or were...

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Was FDR a good president?

syracuse100
WillYouMarryMe

First Round is acceptance. Good luck!...

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Updated 21 Hours Ago

Terrorists should be subjected to torture.

cfasano310
BKL21996

Terrorism is the largest threat to our national and personal security. The US has taken and is taking extreme militaristic measures to provide the people with safety and peace of mind. Terrorists being the scheming , horrible, disgusting, repulsive, grotesque, and mentally sick people, some manage to manipulate through the US border (some are already in it) and cause mass chaos, kill innocent people and ruin lives. The US have been able to capture many of these peasants who are connected to a la...

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A candidates religious beliefs should be considered when choosing whom to vote for in political race

UnendingRevision
bensmith396

Round 1 is acceptance with a very quick summary of your position. For this debate, I will be arguing that it is morally justifiable to consider someone's religious beliefs before voting for or against a particular person in a political race....

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Should Gay Marriage be legal?

Raxack1234
PickUp_Artist

16/March/15 Good morning fellow Us citizens, my name is Andres Ortiz and I will be debating why gay marriage should be legalized in the United States. To start off I want to define what marriage is to both heterosexual and homosexual legal unions. The legal union of a couple. The basic elements of a marriage as described by law are: (1) the parties' legal ability to marry each other, (2) mutual consent of the parties, and (3) a marriage contract as required by law. When you get married you g...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Big pharmaceutical companies don't want cannabis legalized, but want profit from it.

neokansas
Louis_de_Pointe_du_Lac

Big pharma wants to keep marijuana illegal for people to consume as they wish, but they aren't fools and see the potential it has to make billions in medicines....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Should guns get banned?

thebrett2
Wylted

No, because they are mostly to use as self defense. Some people use guns to co mite crimes, but that is the person not the gun. Also there are already law say that it is against the law to kill people (unless its in self defense), rob bank, and etc....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Forget About 9/11 - Toby Keith DEBATE

BryanMullins
Ragnar

We have an obligation to every last victim of this illegal aggression because all of this carnage has been done in our name. Since World War II, 90% of the casualties of war are unarmed civilians. 1/3 of them children. Our victims have done nothing to us. From Palestine to Afghanistan to Iraq to Somalia to wherever our next target may be, their murders are not collateral damage, they are the nature of modern warfare. They don't hate us because of our freedoms. They hate us because every day we a...

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Updated 4 Days Ago