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There should be a debate section for philosophy and "other" topics.

longjonsilver
cjet79

Philosophy: Debate is an integral portion of philosophy and I would love to have debates on ethics, political philosophy, free will, etc. but there is not a section. "Other": Because it would be conceded and closed-minded to think that you can create a list of all possible debate categories. After all. I couldn't even find a legitimate category to put this topic....

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The media should have more restraints on what kind of pictures they take.

chadn2n
kvaughan

In the past couple of years there has been a problem with the media taking pictures of celebrities. Some of these pictures have been spotting up their skirt, down their shirt, or completely naked in the privacy of their home. Me personally, I believe that we need a lot more restraints on what is published in newspapers and on the net. I do not believe people should be able to make money off of a picture of a naked celebrity. If it was of any normal person than the person could be arrested. I thi...

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1 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

open voting on debate.org should be abolished or curtailed

kvaughan
Darth_Grievous_42

I've been skimming the arguments here and I notice a common trend. People who have interesting, but controversial opinions tend to start their arguments with "PLEASE ACTUALLY READ THIS INSTEAD OF JUST VOTING AGAINST MY POSITION". It is really sad that these kind of statements are necessary. Thus, I suggest that debate.org appoint moderators who can patrol debates and vote on the winner. These people would be the cream of the debate.org crop or simply people well versed in argumentation and th...

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10 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Jessica's Law

ischuldt
bhman31289

Jessica's law forces every single person charged with brutal child molestation into one of two categories. Mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison, or innocent. The reality is that most of these people probably deserve something in the way of 7-15 years depending on all the factors, which is what they were getting prior to Jessica's Law. There will always be a few people who get off lighter then they diserve no matter what the crime is, but mandatory minimums will actually make the problem wo...

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

I think for the job that they do enlisted soldiers deserve more pay.

kels1123
goldspurs

I am debating enlisted soldiers only because I do not know enough about officers and their pay scale. Also I am not debating that they signed up for it , so that is the pay they deserve. I do not think that enlisted soldiers get enough pay for the sacrifices they make. We need an army and we need soldiers. They protect our country. Soldiers must follow all orders no matter what. Soldiers have to miss holidays, bdays, births of their children, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, etc. They have...

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16 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

UN Resolution 1674 should be invoked to stop the genocide in Gaza

brian_eggleston
cto09

‘Tis the season of peace and goodwill to all men! Well, not according to the Israelis it would seem. As Jewish Israeli families celebrate Hanukkah by feasting, exchanging gifts and generally making merry, their neighbours in Gaza, already desperately short of the basic necessities of life, are being bombarded by Israeli Air Force jets and, with no way of defending themselves, are being murdered in their hundreds every day. So while Jewish children in Israel are joyfully opening their pr...

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5 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

That, by 2040, the federal government should mandate that all new passenger vehicles and light truck

bigbass3000
Liadonkid

The only thing Obama could agree with Bush about is bailing out the auto industry, because the industry was obviously failing . With the bailout of American auto-companies being hotly debated before Congress, this issue is at the forefront of the discussion. America's transportation sector is heavily reliant on oil, most of which is imported from foreign countries. Therefore this brings us to the resolution , That, by 2040, the federal government should mandate that all new passenger vehicles an...

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1 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The Internet: The Last True Example of Free Speech (Net Neutrality)

believer_720
JoeBob

NOTE: DO NOT TAKE THIS DEBATE IF YOU ARE GOING TO DEBATE THAT THE INTERNET IS OUR LAST VESTAGE OF FREE SPEECH. THAT IS NOT THE TOPIC OF THIS DEBATE. NET NEUTRALITY IS. I believe that Net Neutrality should be spared, and should be kept away from Virgin Media's grubby, greedy hands. For those who don't know, I'll summarize net neutrality in a simple way. Net neutrality is what lets you sit at your computer, hop on the internet, and visit every site on the internet at the same speed. Now, gra...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The outcome of the Ramos and Compean case

jordyz
mjoveny

To give the voters a little background in the Ramos and Compean case two border patrol agents were tried for shooting a drug smuggling illegal alien as he crossed the border. They were sentenced to 11 and 10 years in prison. According to Ramos and Compean's testimony they saw the drug smuggler (as he was running from them)pull out a "shiny metal object". Thinking that the drug smuggler was pulling a gun on them they shot him in the rear. This understandably interrupted his drug smuggling and h...

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7 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

If the Burmese Government wants no aid then other countries around the world should stop trying

clemsongirl5353
biophil

If the Burmese government does not want aid from other countries then those countries should stop trying. If the government wants there people to starve to death and die from diseases because they are afraid of people overthrowing their government then see if the people won't overthrow them. I am interested in hearing a response because in school my social studies class just did a debate on this!...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago