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Rio Olympics 2016 Should be Cancelled

Amedexyius
missmozart

Round 1: Opening ArgumentsRound 2: Rebuttals and Further PointsRound 3: Rebuttals and Further PointsRound 4: Finishing Statements Opening Argument The state of Brazil is currently depressing. For being the most developed nation between Mexico and Argentina, the crises surrounding Brazil will most certainly impact the world, regardless of whether the Olympics takes place or not. The health of Brazil is currently jeopardized, the econ...

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3 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago

Progressives Should Support Hillary Clinton

ThinkBig
BrendanD19

Since we were forced to tie our last debate (http://www.debate.org/debates/Progressives-Should-Support-Hillary-Clinton/1 ) we have agreed to tie it and restart. We have further agreed to simply copy and paste our arguments up until the time of the forfeit. No new arguments or rebuttals can be added until the fourth round. Resolved: This house believes that progressives shoud support Hillary...

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

Is free market capitalism good for society?

debatemaster_tom
JudoonPlatoon

Rules: Round 1 is acceptance. Max of 10,000 characters per argument. Time to argue: 24 hours Burden of proof shared by both sides Agree to the following definitions of capitalism and socialism: cap"i"tal"ism an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. so"cial"ism a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchan...

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

Should citizens on the no-fly list be permitted to purchase firearms?

ThinkBig

This debate is impossible to accept. Please message me if you want to accept. TERMSResolved: U.S. citizens on the no-fly list should be permitted to purchase firearmsRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Rebuttals4. Closing arguments/Rebuttals Ever since the shooting at Sandy Hook, Pulse...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

The Olympic sewage swim should be stopped

fire_wings
lord_megatron

AveRules1. No forfeiting2. No trolling3. No kritiks

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18 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

The United States Should Confront Saudi Terrorism Sponsorship

Amedexyius
Codedlogic

Round 1: Opening Arguments Round 2: Rebuttals Round 3: Ending Arguments As most people know, and how it is backed by evidence, Saudi Arabia has a serious history of their people and their federal budget to endorse groups of the mujahideen in a war against the Civilized World. Understandably, the United States had interests in Saudi Arabia that extended from cheap oil prices to combating Russian influence that had taken form in Iran and their Shi'ite allies, even if it was controversial,...

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8 Comments
Updated 11 Hours Ago

Does the government have a special responsibility to help minorities

Voodoo1
GMOP

Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening argument Round 3: Comeback against the other persons argument Round 4: Final statement looking forward to debate...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Christianity is not the enemy of the LGBT community

brontoraptor
GMOP

Round 1)AcceptanceAll other rounds- anything goes ...

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2 Comments
Updated 9 Hours Ago

Gun Control

Crede
spencercrat123

This debate is for arguing if gun control is a benefit to the safety of society. Gun control is a hot political topic as of late, and hashing it out should be enlightening. Rules: Round 1 is for acceptance, and you can state your personal belief on the matter without jumping into arguments. Rounds 2, and 3 are for arguments and rebuttals. Round 4 is for rebutting and strengthening arguments. No new arguments are allowed in round 4. Round 5 closing argument. 3 days for each argument i...

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Updated 8 Hours Ago

Is extreme patriotism any good

Voodoo1
brontoraptor

Round 1: Enter debate and make a short description on why you choose your side Round 2: First argument Round 3: Comeback to the other persons first argument Round 4: Final Statement Hi the reason i made this is because we are seeing more and more nationalism/patriotism influencing politics. I fear that nationalism can lead to not caring about other countries and it have not shown itself from its good side throughout history. Best of luck to my opponent...

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Updated 1 Day Ago