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Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Paradigm_Lost
Danielle

I recently read a book entitled "Black Rednecks and White Liberals," written by a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think-tank on the Stanford University campus. http://www.tsowell.com/Rednecks.htm Needless to say, the book is compelling and chock-full of well-sourced material lending credence to his suppositions. There are a myriad of topics contained within the book, however, as the title of the book suggests, I would like to discuss, well, black rednecks and white li...

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3 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Being gay is not a choice.

mongeese
Danielle

Gay - homosexual - having the romantic or sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex, situationally or as an enduring disposition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual Choice - the mental process of thinking involved with the process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one of them for action http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choice I contend that being gay is a choice on behalf of the person whose sexuality is being questioned. There are at least two...

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37 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Abortion is Prima Facie Morally Wrong

Apologician
TheSkeptic

I'm going to offer a brief outline of the pro-life position that I defend, and I will engage in further argumentation in the subsequent rounds. The fundamental issue regarding the abortion debate is not women's rights or other factors which concern personal autonomy, but over the status of the unborn child. Variants of the personal choice argument presuppose that the unborn child is not a human person, for if the unborn child is indeed a human person, then no amount of freedom justifies its e...

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73 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Should homosexual marriage be alowed?

TheLastEmperorOfDebate
LakevilleNorthJT

Its true that each person have their rights to marry whomever they choose,but how would their children feel about having 2 dads or 2 moms?,if say the couples would adopt children.Then there's a probability that their children will be homosexuals too, and that probability is pretty great, since their parents are homosexuals therefore creating an influence on their children, just like straight parents raise straight kids, creating an influence on the kids....

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Breast feeding in public should be embraced by Americans, and excepted.

candice
Jlconservative

Other countries around the world are very comfortable with breastfeeding. I recently saw a picture of Hugo Chavez talking to, and embrassing a Venezuelan citizen openly breastfeeding. What do you think George Bush would do if he saw a woman breastfeeding while shaking hands? Why are American's so closed off and sometimes offended by women feeding they're babies naturally? Breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for your infant. There are no antibodies in formula. The fat's in breast milk help...

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3 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Animal rights is an unjustified ethical doctrine.

TheSkeptic
Lexicaholic

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate - I've been wanting to have this debate with my opponent specifically for awhile, so I hope this turns out well. To put it simply, it seems that Charlie here is one of the more prominent PETA advocates on this website, with his slew of PETA debates. Since it seems to be quite evident that he is in favor of PETA, one can easily draw the conclusion that he is also an animal right's activist - after all, if he isn't then he'd most likely be a hypocri...

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62 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Gay marriage

tsmart1770
Harlan

As there are many sub-topics that can be debated within this broad subject, I am choosing to focus purely on the question: Does the United States government have the power to pass legislation that obligates the catholic church to accept gay marriages within their cathedrals? It is my sound opinion that the government does not hold this power. If we look at the principles that the US was founded on, "freedom of speech, press, religion..." we must realize that this directly contradicts our f...

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2 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Why shouldn't gay marriage be legal

mariahsaywhaaa
uiop

Gay marriage should be legal, since when does anyone get off by being able to tell someone else how to live there life. If we claim we have equal rights then we should practice what we preach and allow same sex marriage. How would allowing two people weather they be the same sex or not get married affect the whole world? In reality it should only affect that couple, and everyone else should mind there own business....

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58 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

People treat the debates like a poll. "Vote for who you already agreed with." and I can Prove it.

bsergent
solo

I've lost nearly all my debates to people who have clearly never debated anything before in their lives and have no respect for logical or scientific rigor. People treat the voting period like a poll or a survey. I even find myself tempted to do this. I'm going to launch a series of debates to prove it....

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24 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Wal-Mart is good for America

crazypenguin
Kleptin

Thank you for joining this debate, I will first state a couple of my points, Wal-Mart does more harm than good by paying lower wages, decreased health care benefits and squeezing competitors out of the market. With the "squeezing" part, Playing the same old game when Wal-Mart comes to town just won't cut it in most cases. Also when Wal-Mart came to US counties from 1987-1998 the poverty lines all rose drastically. Wal-Mart built it's new Mega-Store right outside Huntington so it didn...

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14 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago