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Bring back the death penalty for murderers in England.

stef16
leoghakj

My opening argument is simple: Murderers do not care about the human rights of their victims, so should not have any rights themselves. Article 3 of the universal declaration of human rights is "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." (http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a2) The murderer denied their victim that, so why should they get it themselves? If the murderer won't respect other people's human rights they should forfeit their own human rights as well....

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Updated 3 Days Ago

The United States should have a death penalty.

RoyLatham
Mikal

The death penalty, i.e. capital punishment, is "execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense." [1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20punishment] Currently 32 states and the Federal government have a death penalty. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty]. Background inf...

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122 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The United States was primarily responsible for instigating the Cold War

UchihaMadara
TN05

1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in the final round 3. The debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you in a week or so. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to define the Cold War as "the period of political tension between the United States and the Soviet Union lasting from the end of World War...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Wylted 100th Debate: The United States should implement caning as a punishment for criminals.

Wylted
thett3

This debate won't be started for at least another 2 weeks. Between then and now, I'll work on the resolution. Any advice on that part is welcome. The debate should be impossible to accept and I will be nominating judges and doing a choose winner option. Judges are yet to be determined and any suggestions by potential opponents will be considered. I'll be arguing that criminals should have the option of being caned it going to prison, should they receive a jail/prison sentence. Yes, e...

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132 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Legal Prostitution in India

karamvirz
republicofdhar

Prostitution is perhaps the oldest practice if not profession but , still our civilisation is not evolved enough to accept it.I am concerned not because I want us to respect sex workers or that the whole profession intrigues me. Our society is in crisis today.Women , young girls , children are being raped , molested , abused and what not.Newspapers and news channels are flooded with incidents which are bound to shake our souls and we the people , the mob , have merely remained a witness.Stric...

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Should potential customers have access to companies' financial data?

EddieEddie
Silvana

Sporadically a debate starts about whether companies should be allowed to customize their marketing strategies and even their product based on the highly personal data about their potential customers that they nevertheless get from the customers themselves. Now, such information might be given indirectly, via social media, but it is still given to the companies who tend to make use of it, altering products and marketing ways to suit their customers.However, it is rarely asked if...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Pepsi vs coca cola

Pellerin12
Tmdog3758

Coca cola is better but my friend says Pepsi, this will settle it all...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

We should not use animals in war

stef16
holybejebus

Animals should not be used in wars as it is not their fault that the country they live in is at war with another country, so why should they risk their lives in the war? Millions of animals are killed or injured in the line of "duty" and for no reason other than we view humans as more important than the animals and they are there for us to use in any way we choose, even if that results in their deaths and that their senses are better than ours....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Gay Marrigae should be legal and gays should not be discriminated against

chanchilla
1Credo

Homosexuals are people just like heterosexuals. They deserve the same rights. It should be as simple as that. We are spending time money and energy fighting love. It doesn't matter if you believe that it is right or wrong, it's still love. People should not fear holding hands with the person they love, or kissing them in public. And everyone should be free to Marry the person that they love. This isn't gay rights, It's human rights....

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Do use of "profanities" hinder one's credibility/argument?

Mister_Man
Mr.Grace

This came to my mind after finding it is against the terms of service to use profane language on this site. - Does this really matter? I do not imply insults. Insults and profanity or swear words are completely different things. The Wikipedia definition [1] is what I will use. If you do not like that definition, please provide your own. My argument is that the use of profane language should not only not offend someone if it is not used in the form of an insult, but it should not take a...

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago