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Women will never fully be respected as long as they continue to be beautiful

FalseReality
pageantgrl

My stance is that women will not fully be respected as individuals as long as they continue to care about their looks, in particularly being beautiful or sexy. More recently in the 21st century, women have been trying to be viewed as equals to men in both the business world and their personal life. This debae is not about whether that pursuit is good or not, but whether or not that is actually achievable. I say it is not, as men in some form or fashion will still see them primarily in a sexual w...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

DeathPenalty

com211ncsu
sagardin

I am against the use of the death penalty in the US court system. My main reasoning behind this political position is the high cost required of tax payers to keep an inmate in jail on death row. The average cost to keep a prisoner in jail on death row for one year is $44,000. This amount of money increases every year that the prisoner is in the prison system, which adds up over time for taxpayers....

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Resolved: Legislation to Extend First Amendment Rights to Employees and Students

Grumpy
asiannub

Resolved: That Congress(1) enact legislation to extend First Amendment(2) rights to persons employed in privately owned enterprise(3) and persons employed by and students of privately funded schools(4) and universities(5) , while transferring certain responsibilities(6) from said employers and administrators to employees and students. Definitions: See footnotes Under current law and practice, private employers and school administrators are empowered to punish, up to and including "discipli...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Agricultural Taxation

johngriswald
LunaEques

I Affirm that Agricultural, because of its negative environmental impact due to greenhouse gases and other forms of pollution it produces is a negative externality. Thus by economic principles, Agriculture should be taxed in the amount of money that would clean up the amount of pollution it produces, or in the amount that would subsidize a positive externality that removes the pollution agriculture produces. Given: In this debate the emittance of greenhouse gases and other forms of pollution...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Does World of Warcraft truly increase the number of virgins in the 18-30 age range?

No_Promises
Nails

It has been years since i've played but i believe it has always been an unfair assumption that World of Warcraft ritualistically produces virgins. ----------Contentions----------- 1) My view on this moot has led me to believe that it is not actually the game that is increasing the number of virgins aged 18-30 but, in fact, it is the people who have the characteristics that would be found in those of of a "post-pubescent virgin" are actually drawn to this type of game. They require an outle...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Resolved: Vigilantism is justified when the government has failed to enforce the law.

idkmybffbill
masterzanzibar

I would like to debate in LD format. Thanks! "Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses, who's going to control this most powerful institution? Business is more powerful than politics, and it's more powerful than religion. So it's going to have to be the vigilante consumer." It is because I agree with Anita Roddick that I affirm the resolved, vigilantism is justified when the government has failed to enforce the law. For clarity I offer the following definitions: Vigilantism:...

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5 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

No money for education

InfraRedEd
Mickeyrocks

Just keep the buildings maintained and let the people use them and manage their use. If they want to just play bingo that is just fine. Why don't the universities cancal classes and just have $port$ since it is what they have done anyway by cutting off funding and letting Monsanto tell Berkeley to fire a prof who showed that there might be adverse effects to GE. Big business is telling us what to teach and ruining any chance of getting an education. We need to free education and give it back to...

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8 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

Separation of Church and State?

thatguykody
resolutionsmasher

I am using this debate as a reference for my controversial issues paper. This is my first debate on this website. I will let my opponent start off this debate....

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20 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

If we can't enact lobbying reform let's at least let consumer groups hold public office

InfraRedEd
Flare_Corran

This one is so easy I would have to try hard to lose it. Someday people will study the Age of Corruption when individuals could be elected to public office and accept bribes at will, and this being common knowledge and nothing being done about it. Corporations act as people, and have all the rights people have, except holding public office, which in fact it may be possible under current law if a corporation can meet age and residency requirements in order to to register to vote. Those junk...

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19 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

children need to be taught to be more tolerant at school

Iluvgrapefruit
McBain

In many schools, children bully others for things that are ridiculously sexist or intolerant. for example many boys at schools tease other boys for listening to the "wrong music" ie: female vocals and for watching "girl movies". It's ridiculous and completely biased. Children are almost forced to become their stereotypical gender role.For example; say a boy watches ugly betty, he is instantly an outcast. Another thing, homophobia is common in schools. The derogative term "gay" is sometimes us...

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Updated 9 Years Ago