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Should Kids Have to wear school uniforms

Tina_Blessant08
CJJ80

You know if everyone wants to express themselves, then just give them one day a week to wear their own clothes, I can almost bet they will be much more agreeable with the uniforms. Also, for dances/prom/etc. Let them wear their own clothing, then they still get their own style and they didn't waste money for getting school clothes. Most parents have to scrape money and work a lot more just to pay for the school clothes that most kids want. This way they pay an agreeable price for a couple o...

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The Confederate Flag is not racist and it should be seen as a proud symbol of a proud people.

muricanman
CountCheechula

No anti-Southern slurs such as redneck, hillbilly, white trash, cracker, honky, traitor, and extremist. Round 1 is for acceptance opening statements only. I believe that The Confederate Flag, or the rebel flag, "racist" flag, and etc, is not a racist symbol. Lets define racism: "prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior."...

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This House Believes That Voluntary Euthanasia should be legal

Rizkaa
mumble326

Ok First, I want to define about Voluntary Euthanasia it self. Voluntary Euthanasia is euthanasia conducted with consent from family and especially from sufferer it self. Since 2009 voluntary euthanasia has been legal in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the states of Oregon (USA) and Washington (USA). Read more: Euthanasia Legalized in The Netherlands | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/euthanasia1.html#ixzz3JKNVImlL So, I believe that government in THE ALL...

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Cannabis should be legal

Tommy.leadbetter

I want to argue with somebody who not only believes cannabis should be illegal, but that people should have it confiscated if found to be in possession, or even jailed for growing it. Also this person must agree with the current attitude towards alcohol in the UK, or at least be at ease with it. Impossible to accept. BoP is on con. As anybody throwing somebody into a cage or destroying goods, has to legitimise such behaviour....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Cannabis should be legalised across the globe.

Tommy.leadbetter
meghapaulson

Cannabis should be legalised across the globe. I am not saying it is harmless, I am saying that a government who bans it's citizens from using it has become over controlling. This debate is about freedom and democracy, more than the health risks of cannabis. Also, this debate is set in the context of the current world affairs. One must accept that they think alcohol, coke, cigarettes e.t.c should all be illegal, if they think cannabis should be illegal as well, based on its health risks....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

The use of phrase "I treat you like a lady" is hypocritical in the modern western society

hurma
Garbanza

A friend of mine recently told me "I treated you like a lady", while referring to a welcome I received at her house one evening. I claim, that the use of the phrase"I treated you like a lady" is hypocritical in the context of a modern western society. The term lady is outdated and refers to women of high social class largely before the beginning of the 20th century. Thus, modern westerners (of any gender) do not have a practical day-to-day understanding of what it means to be a lady, as they...

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current state of feminism in first-world countries

WildWasteland
SirCrona

In the 21st century, in countries with a rather equal social status of people of any gender, race, religion or sexuality, such as America or the UK, feminism has been rendered obsolete. There is simply no major issue with gender equality in those countries, so feminists resort to hating on this dude's shirt (http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7213819/your-bowling-shirt-is-holding-back-progress) or criticising woman characters in video games (gamergate). Note that there is an actual fight for gen...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Racial discrimination is an issue in the US

LuciaB
ConservativeLiberal

I am taking the position that racial prejudice/discrimination is a current issue in the U.S. My opponent has the task of refuting this, claiming that racial equality is practiced and discrimination and prejudice are not widespread. Good luck....

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Self-improvement books do more harm than good

Eav
kasmic

Self-improvement books do more harm than goodLet‘s talk about self-improvement books. I am going to argue that, they actually are not that helpful but in most cases can be rated as problematically to dangerous. Society Debate | Shared BOP | 4 Rounds | 72 Hours Reply | 10.000 Characters | 7 Point Voting Definitions and LimitationsThe terms of self-help and self-improvement are sometimes/often us...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Raping Babies for Fun is Morally Wrong

Envisage

*Message in comments to accept* Note to voters, this debate carries a shared BoP Definitions: Rape: Full sexual intercourse without consent of the victim Babies: Human children less than 24 months old Morally wrong: A departure from the way things 'ought' to be Morally right: In accordance with the way things 'ought' to be Fun: Personal amusement/pleasure To those who wish to debate, note that I intend to argue for moral nihilism, and the rejection of objective moral truths. B...

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Updated 1 Day Ago