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TT2 Expert Final: U.S. militia groups pose a greater threat to our national security than do FTOs

whiteflame
bsh1

First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate bsh1 on making it this far in the tournament. Much as he has achieved this before, and even won before, I think it's a massive achievement with all of the fantastic competition we've had. Second, I am again honored to be debating a venerated veteran of the site. I have a lot of respect for bsh1 and his debating prowess, something I know he'll bring in spades to this debate. I hope I am up to the challenge, but most importantly, no matter how this ends...

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246 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

War: United States (Pro) vs. Selected Country (Con)

Gabe1e
Atheist-Independent

You may select any country to go up against my country I am picking, the USA.Rules:1. No nukes, period.2. War will be based off of numbers in manpower, technology, artillery, etc.3. No trolling4. No EMPS (new rule, in comments)Good luck.Atheist-Independent has accepted, and we are both willing to debate. He will defend, I will invade....

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19 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Extremist Islamic groups such as Isis and the Taliban are the response to unfair westernisation.

Tommy.leadbetter
Emilrose

The whole Islamic threat that is picked up by the media, is the fault of our own nations. We created the problem, whether on purpose or not, and it was because of our greed-not our misplaced good intentions. We condemn these men and portray them as evil, when they are no worse than our own governments. They resort to such violent means because they feel they have no other means, such as a modern army....

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Is the United States covering up Moon Nazis?

IDontBelieve
Paleophyte

For years we have been brainwashed into thinking that we successfully went to the moon, but I believe that there's something more to this. A cover-up. What exactly, might you ask? MOON NAZIS!!!!!! Anyone who has any common sense at all can see the holes in NASA's stories and findings. I believe they are scared of what they found. They don't want the world to know of this. They tried to cover it up, but they left clues. Have you ever looked closely at the NASA logo? If you turn it upside down, in...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.

kasmic
YYW

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.Definitions:Adolescent: "the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority"(1)Autonomous: "existing or acting separately from other things or people"(2)Round one for pro is acceptance and opening argument.Pro will waive last round.Comment if you are interested.(1) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adolescence(2) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autonomous...

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67 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Abotion should be legal

stacyamosss
Philocat

1. Abortion is about allowing woman the right to make choices about when they want to have children in relation to their age, financial stability & relationship stability. It is the not the place of government to legislate against woman's choices. 2. Raising a child is not an easy task & requires social & emotional commitment coupled with financial resources. As such if a person feels they are not ready for a child, it means the pregnancy is unwanted & resultant allowing a fetus to grow into...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is the conflict in Palestine a genocide?

Rsammut
Emilrose

For the death toll for both countries, there is considerably more Palestinian deaths suggesting an uneven battle- genocide? The Palestinians being condensed to gaza and the west bank (a concentration) and then civilians being targeted- genocide?...

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Should the United Nations peacekeepers have the power to engage in offensive operations?

snowbunny
bluebrit

In this first round we will do our opening statement and start our arguments. I think that the UN peacekeepers should not have the power to engage in offensive operations. The Merriam Webster definition says offensive means causing someone to feel hurt, angry, or upset. Peacekeeping means the preserving of peace; especially international enforcement and supervision of a truce between hostile states or communities. The idea that they could do offensive operations goes against what their g...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The United States Should Cut Direct Budgetary Aid to the Palestinian Authority

Cattycat99
Skepsikyma

There are four main reasons why we should cut aid going to Palestine. Reason 1: Palestine Is In A Unity Government With Hamas SOURCE: Clifford D. May, (president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Mr. May holds master"s degrees from both Columbia University"s School of International Affairs and its School of Journalism. His undergraduate degree is from Sarah Lawrence College, and he hold a certificate in Russian language and literature from Leningrad State University, USSR.), J...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Felons should have voting rights in the modern U.S.

kasmic
PatulousDescry

Felons should have voting rights in the modern U.S. A: Clarification/Context So as to be as clear as possible. I am arguing that so called Felons should retain the right to vote in spite of being felons. Below is some basic information on the current circumstance in regard to the debate topic. “The idea of taking away a criminal's right to vote...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago