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Should guns be banned?

Octanius
TheMaster_de_Bator

Guns should not be banned. I do not own a gun, nor does anyone in my family. I am fully aware of the danger of guns and of the school shootings that have occurred. But banning guns is a bad idea. In 2010, in America, 32 percent of people own guns. (http://www.theblaze.com/). That is a lot of people. If you ban guns, how are you going to collect all of those guns? Will you march up to each and every one of their doors? And how do you know it wouldn't end up like Prohibition? We all know how that...

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18 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

This House Concludes that Abortion is Murder

Chuz-Life
YYW

** For the purpose of screening candidates, this debate should be near impossible for you to accept. However, if you are interested in accepting, please make yourself known in the comments section. **It's no secret that the subject of abortion is my primary interest on this website. I am aware of the fact that the subject of abortion has already been debated endlessly and I have read several of the other debates on this subject - already. That said, when it comes to...

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48 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Do use of "profanities" hinder one's credibility/argument?

Mister_Man
Mr.Grace

This came to my mind after finding it is against the terms of service to use profane language on this site. - Does this really matter? I do not imply insults. Insults and profanity or swear words are completely different things. The Wikipedia definition [1] is what I will use. If you do not like that definition, please provide your own. My argument is that the use of profane language should not only not offend someone if it is not used in the form of an insult, but it should not take a...

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9 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Australia doesn't exist.

Xziandonlitona
smellyunforunate

There's no proof that Australia exists. For all I know it's made up. It's just fake information being shown on the news with a bunch of rehearsed stuff about australian animals that may not even exist. Is this some sort of twisted hoax?...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

Auragirl360
Fanath

This is my first debate, so please go easy on me. I know it's overdone, but this is a test of my debating skills. I wasn't sure about the amount of rounds, so I just put 5. First round is for acceptance....

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30 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Santa Claus is not Real

AtheistPerson
Wylted

First round is acceptance. No new arguments in the final round. Good Luck....

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The use of torture is justified in ticking time bomb situations.

RoyLatham
jopo

For the purposes of this debate "torture" is defined as those methods of interrogation revealed as being used by the CIA on GITMO detainees. These methods include physical and psychological stress, the most severe being water boarding. The methods are non-lethal. An ABC News article describes the methods, at least in general: [1. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Investigation/story?id=1322866.] The article says tha...

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54 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Abortion Is Wrong

rugbypro5
the_untold

I am taking the stance that abortion is wrong in all cases, except for when the mother's life is in danger. Feel free to make your first argument in the first round. Good luck, and let's have a good debate....

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

All parents should be required to attend parenting classes before having a child.

killianam
Voiceless

People should be required to attend parenting classes before having a child because it will provide a realistic view of all the challenges involved with parenting. Many people don't realize all the challenges that come with parenting. Guest speakers, like current parents could provide valuable insights for couples who want to have children. The parents could describe a day in the life of a parent and go through scenarios to make people think about what they do to handle difficult situations....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion should be illegal

OtakuJordan
whiteflame

Thank you in advance for accepting, Con.As Pro, I shall be arguing that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions. Abortion shall be defined in this debate as "a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus."[1]The first round will be for acceptance. Trolling and insults will result in a full seven-point loss.Sources1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion

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42 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago