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America is the Land of the Free

Skeptic111
Raisor

With so many people getting punished publicly for speaking their true feelings- speaking their minds- we have become a culture where people only use "code words"-- and we really don't say things plainly or literally anymore. Because if we do- openly- it will be called racist, sexist, homophobic, or ignorant. The truth is that people are very afraid of the Tyranny of the Politically Correct. And this has led to a kind of "personal censorship" where people only can speak on certain subjects, and i...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Respect to elders still relevant

Originalname
birdlandmemories

I realize that to some extent elders usually deserve more respect because of experience. I do not feel that someone who is older automatically is right when talking to someone younger. To me elderly people seem more entitled then they need to be. Youth also seem to be overly entitled too. Many people seem to feel that the younger you are, the less respect you deserve. I disagree with this....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Should parents choose who you date? should have a say in your love life

monicachege
AlexanderOc

In this day and age should your parents choose who you date? should they refuse you to date a person because of their financial status or status in the society? do they have a right to meddle in your love life...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Sexual promiscuity is inherently both immoral and detrimental to society.

Vedney
kasmic

You may use the first round for acceptance or your first case....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

A philosophy degree is useful

Sargon
Raisor

AveThis debate will be about whether a philosophy major is useful. The standard for usefulness will be 'A perfectly rational person would recognize it as useful'. The winner of the debate will be the person who proves their case beyond a preponderance of the evidence. General DDO expectations of c...

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33 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

does US government lie about marijuana

jangawonder
DAVCACTUS

recently i found out no one has ever died on marijuana, and in the 1930's we were told its the most cancerous causing substance .but we use it to fight cancer today. i also learned it can help secrete chemicals in the brain. then were also told it kills brain cells and lowers iq. but if it did we would die from it, and everyone i know that does smoke seems very insightful creative also good with puzzles. and in the 40's or 50's propaganda in shows makes us have a murderous crave and causes viole...

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7 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

AAN-Tourney: This house would legalize the sale of organs.

ESocialBookworm
Dennybug

Resolution: This house would legalize the sale of organs. Definition of terms: Legalize- “Make (something that was previously illegal) permissible by law” [1] Sale- “the act...

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104 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Should Same-Sex couples be allowed to adopt?

Henry_cp
George_H_Taylor

Same sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. It is fair that they should have the same rights as straight couples....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

DDO Tier Tournament Take Two: A Liberal Social Democracy is Preferable to Anarchy

FuzzyCatPotato
kbub

Resolved: A Liberal Social Democracy is Preferable to AnarchyDebate Details:Round One of the DDO Tournament Take Two, Middle Tier. (http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/42275/)

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Is it racist to only date your race or only a particular race?

foreduca
distraff

Firstly, I'd like for this debate to be mature. I'd prefer to have just an exchange in views, nothing hateful; nothing racist. Secondly, the debate should be in some sense academic; that is, have at least some understanding of race, racism, it's history and how it functions in society as well as an understanding of people from a variety of backgrounds. Format of the debate: Round 1: Acceptance and any other pleasant exchange. Round 2: Presentation of Arguments. Round 3: Rebuttals Roun...

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10 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago