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Should smartphones be banned in schools?

xlxzxbxth.x
aT78

My school has a no smartphone policy, and I am strongly against it. I am a 6th grade (or Year 7) living in London and think the case is totally unnecessary. The only mobile phones we can bring to school are Nokia bricks, which cannot have a camera or access to the internet. I think this is plain stupid. My school is a local school, (not in the middle of the city) and we surely do not have that many thieves. So why? They do not distract your learning, my school is strict enough. Phone (Nokia bri...

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2 Comments
Updated 5 Hours Ago

A Totalatarian State is more effective than a Democratic State

Reformist
smya_8

I am challenge samaya to this debateThe resolution: A Totalatarian State is more effective than a Democratic StateI will be arguing for the stance of a moderate Totalatarian state where people still elect leaders but it is only one party. This party controls everything but has some exceptions to its power such as rights of the individuals. It is somewhat constrained by things like the U.S constitution. However it can bypass things such as a senate and a ho...

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Updated 12 Hours Ago

The legal penalties for drunk driving have gotten too severe.

JohnFx
Rocstar293

I'll preface this by saying that I don't drive drunk, and have never been accused of it by law enforcement. I also don't favor legalizing it completely and think it should remain a punishable offense. My position is just that this particular crime has at least one very active lobby against it (MADD) and it is such an emotional issue that politicians have gotten overzealous with the prescribed punishments. My position is that the penalties for drunk driving should be no harsher than those for...

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Hours Ago

Donald Trump vs Bernie Sanders Rap Battle, 600th Debate Spectacular

imabench
airmax1227

Welcome everyone to my 600th and final debate here on DDO. I have been wanting to retire from debating on this site for some time as many people probably don't care that much about, so I earmarked this, #600, to be my final debate. To celebrate the landmark occasion I have decided to host a political rap battle with the one and only Airmax1227, since only he has both the rap battle skills and the worthiness to throw down in this, my 600th and final debate I'm Imabench and I will be repre...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should video gaming be a sport

thatasianguy254
FreckledSatan

I think that gaming should be a sport because it is a mind sport like quiz bowl and chess...

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Updated 23 Hours Ago

Should schools conduct random drug testing?

123haha
jglass841

Hello, I believe that drug testing in schools should not be allowed to occur. In a national study by the University of Chicago, 76,000 students were surveyed and there was no correlation between the drug use of students that went to schools that conducted drug testing and those that did not. Based on this study and many many more, drug testing is simply not an efficient deterrent. Next, drug testing is inaccurate. Based on several statistics, (that I will name if necessary), drug tests can bri...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should the government allow homeschooling as an Alternative schooling system

Eagle2016
SNP1

We have the right to be homeschooled....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Resolved: Various cures for Cancer are being suppressed

SeventhProfessor
Hoppi

For Wylted and Bench's Outlaw Tournament Comment if you want in, first round for acceptance, ffing for two rounds or more will result in an autoloss, as will plagiarism. Let's do this....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Race Based Affirmative Action in Universities

epicmaster1234
benschroeder43

This will be an argument about whether or not universities should use race as a criteria in their admissions decisions, and give preference to certain ethnic groups (African-americans/Hispanics, etc.). There is "hard" affirmative action: the use of quotas in the admissions process (5% of the admitted students must be African-American). There is "soft" affirmative action: An African-American with a 3.7 GPA will be accepted over a Caucasian with a 3.8 GPA. The first round will be acceptan...

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Updated 39 Minutes Ago

Does God Exist?

acernine
Carcharus

Does God Exist? This is a timeless question which has been debated many times before now, and will no doubt be debated many times after. I will argue against the existence of a God. God will be defined as a being with the following qualities: Omniscience (all seeing) Omnipotence (all powerful) Omni-benevolence (all good) Humanity has a burning desire for knowledge, as is...

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8 Comments
Updated 8 Hours Ago