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War in afganistan

american5
Jade75

The war in Afghanistan is necessary and must continue until bin laden is found...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

US should intervene in Libya

ilovedebate
CiRrK

I would like to thank whoever in advance accepts my debate. I would also like to to thank my audience for reading this debate I would like my opponent to start first. Although it may seem unfair, I would like him/her to make points on why they believe the US should intervene in Libya The next two rounds will be rebuttals and the last round will be conclusions. All sources must be cited By intervene, I mean the military. Goodluck....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

General McChrystal's fate should have been decided by the joint chiefs of staff not the president

Albatross
gizmo1650

The argument was detailed in the title, but I will write it out again for the sake of it Argument- General McChrystal's fate should have been decided by the joint chiefs of staff not the president Definitions(if any are needed) Joint Chiefs of staff-is a group of military leaders in the United States armed forces who advise the civilian government of the United States I will take the Pro It was recently decided by the President of the United States to relieve general Stanly McChry...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Allowing deep water offshore drilling is in the United States best interest

jingzhezhang
Ramshutu

Recently, President Obama issued a 6 month moratorium on deep sea drilling. This supposedly gives experts enough time to examine the problems in the Deep Water Horizon oil well and set new regulations. I will be debating that this is a grand mistake. I will be in affirmation of the resolution. I state 3 contentions to support the resolution: 1. Allowing deep water offshore drilling decreases US reliance on foreign oil. 2. Allowing deep water offshore drilling increases the supply of usabl...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Failed nations are a greater threat to the U.S than stable nations

asiandebater
oceanix

I'm pro on this resolution I would like to thank my opponent and wish the best of luck to better help you understand this topic we will be debating I will define some key terms Failed state-characterized by the Fund for Peace, Their 2009 index characterizes failed states thoroughly "A state that is failing has several attributes. One of the most common is the loss of physical control of its territory or a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Other attributes of state failure include the e...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

BP should be forced to pay all reparations

thatguy15
Animalwiz

Resolved: The United States government should force BP to pay all reparations related to the deep water horizon oil spill. I'd like to request that the final round in this debate be used as a summary round instead of a rebuttal round. Thank you. I affirm the resolution for 2 main reasons. The first is that BP allowed the deep water horizon disaster to occur and that they could have stopped it, but didn't. the second is that because they caused the disaster, they should be forced to stop the...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The drink-driving (DUI) laws aren't broke so there's no need to fix them

brian_eggleston
scriptcoder

The British government is proposing to lower the drink-driving (DUI) limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg in order to prevent up to 65 deaths a year. (1) Now nobody would say that lives of 65 people are insignificant, but let's put this into context – every year a total of 460 people a year die as the result of drink-driving incidents while 30,000 people a year die as the result of being obese. (2) So, are the government planning any punitive measures to save the lives of...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Should we aboliish the death penalty?

track8493
killer102

I believe that once you have been committed to the decision of doing things that resulted in killing of another person, then your life is not of greater value of the one that you have killed. Us, Americans are giving these murders the oppurtunities to be brought into this world yet again and who says that they their actions won't remain the same as before. And yet we are paying for them to have a full entertainment system as they sit in the jail system soaking up our tax money. And when they get...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Gravity is good

Halo3
mongeese

1. Without gravity, you would be floating in the air 2. Water will be floating 3. You can not touch the ground 4. It will be hard to eat...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

open voting on debate.org should be abolished or curtailed

kvaughan
Darth_Grievous_42

I've been skimming the arguments here and I notice a common trend. People who have interesting, but controversial opinions tend to start their arguments with "PLEASE ACTUALLY READ THIS INSTEAD OF JUST VOTING AGAINST MY POSITION". It is really sad that these kind of statements are necessary. Thus, I suggest that debate.org appoint moderators who can patrol debates and vote on the winner. These people would be the cream of the debate.org crop or simply people well versed in argumentation and th...

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Updated 6 Years Ago