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Should an IQ in the top 5% and passing a test be required to run for state/federal office

ImRightAndYoureLeft
benshapirohero

I had previously cancelled this debate, but now I've decided I can make time for it in my busy schedule. Here is my opening argument- What I am arguing for is a hybrid of meritocracy and American style democracy where anyone running for state or federal office should have an IQ in the top 2% and score at least 90% on a long and very difficult test designed to prove the test taker is capable of running our government , or have an IQ in the top 5% and get a perfect score on the test. Their will...

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know=true

vi_spex
JimShady

belief=not knowing...

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Assault Weapons Should Not Be Banned

WaffleWaffleton
ImRightAndYoureLeft

It's always been difficult for me to understand how people don't know what assault weapons are, yet want to get rid of them. Allow me to clarify what these weapons REALLY are. 1. In 1954, a company called ArmaLite was founded. To this day weapons based on ArmaLite's design for rifles are in use in the military. These include the M16, as well as the M4; but I cannot stress this enough, the AR-15 is a civilian Model of ArmaLite's weapon design. The AR in AR-15 stands for ArmaLite Rifle, not...

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raising federal taxes will be inevitable n be the most responsible thing to do

dairygirl4u2c
ImRightAndYoureLeft

raising federal taxes will be inevitable and be the most responsible thing to do the things that make up by far most of the budget are too hard to cut, and we shouldn't be cutting them too much anyway. social security, medicare, interest on the debt, defense, all make up over ninety percent of our budget. even if you wiped out the rest of the government, which would be the height off irresponsibility, you still couldn't even balance the budget, which is five hundred billion dollars. the budge...

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Manmade global climate change is real and a threat.

Stupidape
benshapirohero

I have noticed that a surprising number of people still think global climate change is a hoax. I hope to destroy some of that myth. Pope Francis recognizes climate change and calls for swift action. [0]Impact: I think the Pope knows what he is doing and thus man-made global climate change is real and a threat.The scientific angle, inconvenient truth [1]. Impact, scientific evidence clearly backs up this claim in the documentary an inconvenient truth. [1]<...

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Resolved: The United States should Discontinue the Use of Capital Punishment

Tree_of_Death
I_Wanna_Rawk

First round is acceptance only. I will be arguing for the discontinuation of capital punishment in the United States and my opponent will be arguing for the continuation of aforesaid punishment. Burden of Proof is on Pro.Good luck and happy debating! ...

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Ban Muslim immigrants.

Stupidape
brontoraptor

I see no reason to place a ban on Muslim immigrants. I feel that banning Muslim immigrants would be a victory for evil and terrorists. Yes, a few more terrorists may immigrate and thus incidents may happen in our country and people will probably die. Yet, this is the price for doing what's right and freedom. Furthermore, the terrorists would have just found a different target anyways. So, instead of killing people in country A they kill people in country B. Instead, we should be merciful an...

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The US Federal Goveronment should abolish 99%of its functions

harrytruman
Epica

Google docs are not a violation of conduct, I will argue that the US Federal Goveronment should abolish all its powers exept these:1. Provide a strong national defense. 2. Stamp gold and silver bullion or coin certifying weight and purity for use as money. 3. Fund public education. The following it should leave to the states and the rest it should give to the people. 1. The minimum wage2. Healthcare...

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As an Atheist, am I more good and loving than God?

MrBright
Freakoutimaninja235

I'm a non-theist with an open philosophy. Technically, an Atheist, but nowadays the word Atheist has a bad connotation to it which is why I call myself a non-theist. In order to understand the question better I feel like I must explain my viewpoint. I am pro-faith/religion. Unlike many Atheist, I believe that faith and religion have caused less bloodshed in the world. Without it we would be in total chaos. Say tomorrow, we were to discover that God does not exist. That aliens from another world...

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God is immoral and evil

Zaephou
Stupidape

From my past experiences with the Bible, when I was previously a theist and a Christian, it was not hard to come across passages that are certainly disturbing when we consider the morals us humans follow. Since the Bible is the word of god, I can only conclude that this god Christians like to worship is an evil, immoral being with no consideration of the feelings of it's own creations. I can give many examples of when the Christian god is committing immoral, evil acts: - Numbers 31: 17-18 - g...

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