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Children should not have homework.

jedi_scum
Capitalistslave

Children spend too much time in school and not enough time outside and exploring their individuality, which school does not offer them. It causes emotional and psychological problems as children grow up because they spend the majority of their time inside, sitting on a chair and not being able to expend their energy physically or creatively as they like. It's not progressive or healthy for children to be inside all day for hours only to go home and have to do it further. I support children not h...

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4 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

The Circumcision of minors without absolute medical necessity should be banned

TheMarketLibertarian
Overhead

The full resolution: the circumcision, or any other form of genital cutting, of anyone under the age of 18, unless out of absolute medical necessity, is genital mutilation, and should be banned. ...

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38 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

A woman's place is in the home

brian_eggleston
PartamRuhem

Research shows that the majority of people believe that a woman's place is in the home: looking after the children; attending to domestic duties and ensuring her husband's dinner is on the table when he comes in from work. [1] Sadly, many women these days have chosen to abandon their feminine duties and pursue careers in industry and commerce instead - and it stands to reason that their families have suffered as a result of their neglect. Meanwhile, there is mass unemployment with the resu...

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27 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be illegal

tejretics
Cooldudebro

Pro should begin arguing in Round 1 and post only "no round as agreed" in the final round; we each have 3 total rounds to argue. [Arguing that same-sex couples can have equal rights without use of the word "marriage" is not allowed, since that's entirely semantic, and the resolution concerns the institution of gay marriage itself, not what we call it.]...

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46 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Black Lives Matter Movement/Protests

Conservatism
KeyserSoze115

In this debate I will argue against the entire BLM movement. If you are not educated on this subject don't bother debating. I will not accept biased opinions of any kind. Emphasis on biased. It will not work because I myself am black. This is to be a statistically accurate and factual debate. Any form of trolling/lying and I will end the debate. I look forward to his/her reply....

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55 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should Trump be president??

MWonderWolf
Freecandybars

Should Trump be president? Or Clinton? Please apply in comments!!!RULES: No forfeit. There is a glitch where if you forfeit, the debate cannot be continued. No Kritiks. No slander, harsh words, or swearing. I DO know how to report people. No trolling No plagiarism LET'S DEBATE!!!!...

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22 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

There are times both in which abortion should and should not be allowed

InsaneSanity
Geogeer

I should clarify my position because the title isn't long enough to accurately describe it. I am arguing that there are certain times when abortion is wrong and should not be done, and there are times that it is acceptable. Con will try to prove that it is either always acceptable or always wrong. Rules: - Obviously, there will be no attacks on people and no anger. We are debating, not having an online shouting match (as happened between some idiots in my third period today but in person)...

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Death Penalty should be Abolished in the United States of America

Midnight1131
harrytruman

Resolution: Resolved, the Death Penalty should be Abolished in the USA.Definitions: Death Penalty: the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime.The round structure is as follows:1. Acceptance2. Opening Arguments3. Rebuttals to opening arguments4. Defence from rebuttals to opening arguments [no new arguments in the final...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

A Fetus is Not Morally Equivalent to a Mature Human

RoyLatham
Contradiction

Thanks to my opponent for debating an important aspect of the abortion issue.The ResolutionIn a previous debate my opponent claimed:"The unborn entity, from the moment of concept, is a full-fledged member of the human community" http://www.debate.org/debates/Abortion-needs-to-stay-legal./1/Due to forfeits by the other side in that debate, my opponent did not have an opp...

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53 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Should murderers get the death penalty?

Lost_mo
OwenKearns

They should not get the death penalty. Because they are humans too. I know some of the murderers kill people willingly, but not all people that are convicted of murder are killing out of free will. There are several situations for where some has to protect themselves, which might mean killing a person....

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2 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago