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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 1 Day Ago

Israel's Invasion Of Gaza Is Justified

Rational_Thinker9119
Gami_Polizin

First round is just for acceptance. I will be arguing that Israel is justified in their actions with regards to the Gaza strip lately, and my opponent will be arguing that they are not justified (shared burden). ...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Ronald Reagan was a better President than Barack Obama

1Historygenius
shootingstarmie

In this debate, I will argue that President Ronald Reagan was a better than President Barack Obama in terms of policy. No trolling or semantics. Structure: Round 1: Acceptance only Round 2: Opening arguments Round 3: Rebuttals/refutations Round 4: Defend arguments Round 5: Final rebuttals/defenses + conclusion Failure to follow structure will result in automatic DQ. First user to forfeit gets a DQ. If one user cannot debate the other, then this must be discussed between the two for an...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

People younger than 18 should be able to vote in the U.S.

kasmic
Romanii

People younger than 18 years old should be able to vote in the United States of America. This will be a short debate. Round 1 for con is acceptance....

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Updated 1 Hour Ago

The Jews were no less popular in Germany than they were in other European countries in 1939

thethief
pivot

I will not entertain or appreciate a racist debate. I will prove my point without using any German Sources. You will attempt to prove your point without separating the Jewish people from the Jewish religion....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

The United Kingdom should keep it's monarchy.

qwertyman
TheSIgmaGamer

Con can just do acceptance or the first argument. I don't really mind. Also, I'd prefer it if con was British too, but again, it doesn't matter....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Bhartiya Janta Party is a communalist party

rjayx8
Jay-D

Rules: Round 1 is for acceptanceRound 2 is for argumentsRound 3 is for counter-arguments / rebuttalRound 4 is closing statements and may be used to extend rebuttalThe character limit is 10,000 as this topic would require a detailed and comprehensive debate. Both Pro and Con have good cases to make and this is one of the very pressing issues as the BJP govt. has just...

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27 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

tobacco should be heavily taxed to reimburse for government health care cost

dairygirl4u2c
Zennie5000

the idea, that cancer and other bad health effects from smoking causes an increase in health care costs, in a country that is heavily subsidized by the government. so, whatever it costs should be made up for in cigarette taxes. my understanding is right now the costs of tobacco to the government are not sufficiently made up for in sales taxes. if it were, it would be more prohibitive for smokers, so they would't smoke as much, and it'd be ensure the government is getting reimbursed for what i...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Pro/Con with the use of turbines

HailedPanic913
Elmarkador

turbines create a useful resource for electricity and is helpful for the environment....

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Compared to most politicians, Obama is an okay president

MistyBlue
Vere_Mendacium

First round is acceptance.My stance: Obama doesn't deserve all the hate he gets. Policy-wise he's not been GREAT but has definitely done many great things. My opponent must argue that basically he sucks as a president.Rules of the debate:1.) Policy-related material only (speeches etc. are also fair game)2.) Polite conduct at all times3.) Include at least one political carto...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago