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Should the United States of America join the Commonwealth Realms?


It's time for the United States to join the Commonwealth. Membership in the Commonwealth would facilitate the kind of globalization that is in the American national interest, and it would serve as a hedge against the emergence of a less benign international order based on civilizational power politics. In return, United States membership would offer the Commonwealth a much-needed shot in the arm in terms of resources and ideas th...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Extreme danger in legalizing same-sex marriage in society


You asked in, http://www.debate.org/debates/Same-Sex-Marriage/1/ comments... "do people not see the extreme danger in legalizing same-sex marriage in society?" -- I contend that there is nothing to see. I contend that there is no danger to legalizing same-sex marriage. Further, there is much benefit to giving people equal rights under the law. The danger is in not giving people equal rights: it causes unrest....

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Children need to be protected from the gays and their homosexual agenda.


The Actual Resolution: Gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children. Gay couples should be allowed to adopt children since this is a policy that would be in the best interests of children, families, and society as a whole. Further, arbitrarily denying certain couples the ability to adopt children because of their sexual orientation is simply unacceptably detrimental to the aims of a civil society, and it is a position that is perpetuated by nothing other than flagrant discrimination...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

DDO Members Union (Pro) vs. DDO Revolution Party (Con)


The Debate.org Members Union (AKA DDO Members Union) is an organization that was founded on March 1, 2014. It was formerly known as the Troll Hunting Society, but after an hour or two of its existence its name was changed to the current name. The Union was inspired by Jifpop's "DDO Revolution Party," but it is an entirely separate organization. Anybody, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and political stances, may join the Union simply by saying they wish to join. The DDO Mem...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The US should not recognize the results of the latest Nicarguan election.


Resolved, the government of the United States of America should not recognize the recent election results in Nicaragua. Namely the election of Daniel Ortega. First round acceptance; rounds 2 & 3 arguments....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Multiculturism causes racism


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzLECtFT4aU I got a comment in a previosu debate stating that multi-culturism was the only form to stop racial hatred I say that it is false, because only when two or more ethnic groups are forced to share the same living space and resources, racial hatred can occur. Thus liberals have it backwards: It is MULTICULTURISM that causes racial hatred I put forward the following proofs 1) Sweden before and after the open-borders police started in 1996. Before 199...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Abortions are morally wrong.


I will be negating the resolution that abortions are morally wrong, and since most abortions occur in the first trimester this debate will only focus on abortions that take place during that time period. Moral philosophers, theologians, and medical practitioners have argued about the ethics behind abortion for quite some time. And many deeply ethical people have come to view abortion as being morally reprehensible. However, most of the arguments against abortion can be shown to be fallacious...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Sweatshops are ethical


I would like to thank my opponent for taking this debate. Contention 1: It improves lives Sweatshops don't cause harm. They provide better job options than the average job in these third-world countries [1]. They are also voluntary contracts between the employer and the employee. Nobody is forcing them to take these jobs. Now, the source mentions a possiblity of the Chinese government forcing people to work in sweatshops. If this is true, then these are not the core idea of sweatshops, and t...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Purpose of the US Constitution is to Legislate Morality


I have made this debate impossible to accept. If you are interested, just leave a comment or PM me, thank you. I am curious to see how anyone can argue that the purpose of any law is not to legislate morality. Resolution:The Purpose of the US Constitution is to Legislate Morality

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Who is the worst U.S. president ever?


You pick a US president who you think was the worst president in U.S. history, I will argue why he is NOT the worst president... 5 rounds, 8000 characters a round, go nuts :) He/She who accepts the debate can state their pick and then proceed on saying why they think that __________ was the worst president ever P.S. In case your were wondering, I did create one of these before but the person who accepted the challenge never responded after the second round, but that was just for those...

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Updated 2 Years Ago