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Redistribution of Wealth

sconifer
Contra

Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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15 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

In this world (ie. not in a perfect world) prisoners should get the vote.

Tommy.leadbetter
Mister_Man

Impossible to accept, please comment. Could the first round be the case for not alowing prisoners to vote, as I feel this stance bares the burden of proof....

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4 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

The Christian God was not justified in instrumenting mass-killings in the Old Testament.

MailboxVegetable
dsjpk5

1st round is for acceptance. I've made this debate impossible to accept, so comment if you would like to accept it. The Bible documents numerous accounts where the Christian God caused, ordered, and/or instrumented mass-killings and essentially genocides. My position will attempt to prove that these instances were unjustified while Con's position should be that every single one of them is justified. Definition of justified: Having, done for, or marked by a good or legitimate reason. ht...

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9 Comments
Updated 13 Hours 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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2 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Tracking Devices in Student I.D

AliyahFriend
Secular_Mike

Should schools start putting tracking devices in student I.D cards?...

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2 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Does epigenetics have a big impact on evolution?

TruthGen

1st round: Accept the challenge 2nd round: Statements and main points for the defense of each side. 3rd round: Rebuttals 4th round: Second-round rebuttals 5th round: Conclusion (No new information or rebuttals)...

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5 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago

Does Islam incite followers to commit genocide, terrorism, and violence?

DavidMGold
Aeroeagle

The 'First Round' of this debate will be my formal challenge to my opponent to debate the issue of whether or not Muslims incite genocide against Non-Muslims (especially the Jewish people). Other issues would be violence and terrorism as it relates to Islam. My opponent is free to make and opening argument or simply accept the challenge. The winner should be apparent at the end of these 5 rounds based on the evidence....

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1 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago

A Super-Natural Power (God) Exists

DesertRooster
ThreePointOneFour

I will be supporting the case that a Super-Natural force (God) exists. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening Argument Round 3: Rebuttal/ Argument Round 4: Closing statements...

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3 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago

Apple Helps Stifle Innovation

tuxagon
tonton17

I will be arguing that Apple stifles innovation through their patent-trolling. They are not the only company to do this, but Apple is a large contributor to this stifling spirit in the world of technology....

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2 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago

Abortion

Neily
dnerd

I believe abortion should be illegal and I don't believe an unborn baby should be aborted under any circumstances, such as: rape, a mistake, etc. I believe this because I believe abortion is punishing an unborn baby's future just because someone else has been raped or made a mistake which I believe is unfair. Also, there are alternatives to abortion, such as: adoption,interim foster care or asking for support whilst parenting....

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7 Comments
Updated 15 Hours Ago