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Gay Marriage should stay legal

ZombieLuver99
Skrone

People should just accept gay marriage because 1. it's not their business 2. it's not their choice and 3. People can be who ever they want to be....

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Concealed Carry (CCW) Laws Reduce Crime

16kadams
Malacoda

In this debate, I will argue that allowing (shall issue laws, for example) CCW will decrease violent crime in the United States. My opponent, as CON, will be arguing against this proposition, that CCW laws have no effect, or increase, violent crime rates. Definitions:Concealed Carry: concealed carry weapon, a practice in which a person carries a weapon, generally a firearm, hidden on their person. This generally (except in states, such as Alaska and Arizona) requires...

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45 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Obama's plan to tax the rich would do little to solve the debt problem.

RoyLatham
God_Soldier

President Obama says that Republicans are protecting millionaires and billionaires from increased taxes. He further implies that increasing such taxes could have a substantial impact towards balancing the budget. He has proposed a "Buffet Plan" whereby the rich would have to pay a minimum of 30% tax on income. This debate is about whether this plan would generate enough revenue to significantly reduce the ongoing deficits in the United States. Symbolic or social reasons are not a subject of...

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51 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Should Unicorns be able to farm? Part 2

kroshka12
firefish12

Last time we did this debate, it was two years ago and I won, of course. but now we're back to finally settle this important argument. This is only an acceptance round. To accept this debate, please resound to this. The challenge is on....

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Is Capitalism an Inherently Exploitative System

MaesterAemon
Emilirose

Capitalism- An economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit Exploitative - describing the treatment of someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work....

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The minimum wage should be increased

BobTurner
Im_Bentley

Resolution: The Federal Minimum Wage Should be IncreasedRules1. Burden of proof is shared. 2. No semantical games -- they will result in an automatic 7-point loss.3. Con will begin his arguments in round 1, and will post "no round, as agreed upon" in round 5. Failure to do so will result in an automatic 7-point loss.4. Forfeitting is an automatic loss.5. By accepting this d...

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7 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The GOP are ignorant hypocrites for blaming gas prices on Obama

imabench
RoyLatham

The resolution refers to a thread made by Contra in the politics forum about how hypocritical it is for Republicans to blame gas prices in Obama, shown in this thread below, http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/20631/ I will argue that it is hypocritical for Republicans to blame rising gas prices on Obama and not give him some credit when they go down. Roy will argue that it is NOT hypocritical 4 rounds 1st round doesn't have to be acceptance only I will not troll or use seman...

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34 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Should Marijuana be legalized

Aparker6166
Zmerrell

Should mariejane be legal? or is to dangerous?...

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11 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

French is more useful than Spanish on a Global Scale

General-Z
DestinyFate

French is more useful than Spanish because French countries such as Switzerland and Luxembourg have a higher GDP per capita than any country with Spanish as the official language. In addition, France is the fifth wealthiest economy in the world. Meanwhile, Spain has high unemployment rate (http://www.tradingeconomics.com/spain/unemployment-rate) Along with that, South-Central American countries to tend to have higher crime rate : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/worlds-highest-murder...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Capitalism is an Inherently Immoral System

voxprojectus
jake3

Opening round is for Opening Arguments. Here's mine: Free-Market Capitalism, however well-meaning its proponents may be, invariably results in huge inequities, a failure for the needs of the majority to be met, and, most controversially, an overall devaluation of human life. 1. Inequality. In the most laissez-faire economies, resources both untaxed by government, or regulated in their disbursement invariably begin to belong to fewer and fewer people. The Oil Tycoon, for instance, who sh...

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8 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago