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Marijuana Legalization

SuperPerfundo
Epicism

I think marijuana should be legalized. For the purposes of the debate, let's assume laws under legalization would make pot similar to alcohol (21 age limit, no driving under the influence, etc.) 1. Other substances Alcohol impairs you more, yet is legal. Cigarettes offer all of the same health concerns, but offer no significant benefit (high) and most cigarette smokers smoke more than marijuana users on a daily basis. Also, marijuana has been medically proven to be non-habit-forming, unlike...

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99 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Resolved: A just society requires the recognition of animal rights.

YYW
BlackVoid

First round will be for acceptance, following rounds for debate. Obviously, this is the current LD resolution. Let's try to debate it that way. Sources are important, but not overwhelmingly important. Logic, reason, etc. should be the grounds for compelling arguments. Kritiks are fine, so long as you do not willfully misinterpret the resolution or wage an assault on the dictionary. In our efforts we ought to mutually endeavor to test the strengths of our ideas, rather than quibble over phraseolo...

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53 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Men have easier life than women

Lencie
Logical-Master

Ladies and gentlemen - have you ever wondered whether your gender brings you more benefits than the other one? In this debate, I will show you that to be born as a man means easier life than to be born as a woman. Are you interested? Go on - I am proving you this in three main arguments: Definitions: "easier life" = "life with less troubles" Arguments: 1. Men have easier life than women because they don't have to stand as much pain as women do Firstly, we have to realize that men don'...

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53 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Bush did the right thing when we went into Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jamesothy
gusgusthegreat

The only problem with George Bush is that he doesn't stand up for himself. We did the right thing. Do you remember this? Please- do everyone a favor and just watch this video before accepting my challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDh_pvv1tUM...

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31 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

The 'Problem of Evil' never succeeds (Attempt 1)

Ryft
TheSkeptic

==== FULL RESOLUTION ==== There are literally no versions of the Problem of Evil argument that succeed at proving the non-existence of God. ==== CONTENTION ==== From versions of the logical Problem of Evil to its evidential varieties, including all forms of the Problem of Suffering, not a single one of these arguments ever succeed at proving the non-existence of God. That is the position I am affirming and defending. Although some of them expose powerful demands for a coherent and consi...

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118 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Resolved: WikiLeaks is a threat to United States National Security

InvincibleMoos
Freeman

I stand in favor of the resolution: "Resolved: WikiLeaks is a threat to United States national security." WikiLeaks refers to the website wikiLeaks dot org that describes itself in the following way: "WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organization. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists." A threat, as defined by the Collins English Dictionary, is a person or thing t...

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24 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Using a time machine to go back and kill Hitler would be a bad idea.

Kinesis
Maikuru

I thank my opponent for the chance to debate. My opponent may not argue from semantics, as it is clear what the resolution states, although an exception may be made if he/she comes up with a particularly interesting objection to the resolution. Firstly, an argument against the viability of time travel itself; -- The Classic Paradox -- First, imagine time travel were made possible, and somebody travels back in time in order to meet their grandfather, whom they never knew. Now, say that...

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57 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Resolved: In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote.

The_Devils_Advocate
Johnicle

I realize that you are to be debating Cooperman88. But if you look on facebook, you will see that Cooperman88 is in fact Jacob Cooper. I am one and the same. So I will debate you on "In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote. Abraham Lincoln once defined America's democracy as a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." The context of this quote refers to american citizens. My value for this round will be equality, and my criterion will be demo...

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17 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Unions

migmag
Robkwoods

You're completely wrong when you say they are no longer needed for anyone. I work in HR, and I can tell you that MOST entry level and/or minimum wage earning employees are treated HORRIBLY by their employers and given NO benefits with VERY low wages, and if/when they get a raise it's Five or Ten CENTS after a YEAR of their life dedicated to their employer, 5 cents? That doesn't nearly cover the cost of living increases in a year, which means they are actually making LESS this year than last year...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

It SHOULD be made ILLEGAL to Fire or Evict someone just because they are LGBT

migmag
SJM

It's TERRIBLE that in THIRTY 30 states a person can be FIRED from their job or EVICT from their housing JUST for being LGBT...

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9 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago