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Public School Students should wear School Uniforms


They limit rights Yes the good old constitution the foundation of america and this debate Some opponents claim that uniforms are not a fix-all for the problems that plague schools, but instead, violate a student's right to express themselves, as guaranteed by the First Amendment. In a school in california, 73% of the students claim that their first ammendment rights were violated. After they signed a pettition the school went back to the old ways. The case Tinker v. Des Moines decided that s...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

There is a need for old age homes in this generation


In this time and age, where money is the main aim for many people, parents who spend all their money and time to raise a child, are finally rejected by the very same child, and are dumped of at a pleasant looking 'Old Age Home' for the 'good' of their parents. Now for people looking at these homes from the outside, they look like heaven on earth, with anything you can ask for. But the parents who are sent there endure a feeling of pain that cannot be described- the pain of rejection. Why do we h...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Our Progress Trap: Should we stop engaging in industry and encourage population control?


In the documentary entitled Surviving Progress, great minds come together to assess the developed world's situation in relation to our greatest resource, the earth. I am arguing that the way out of a progress trap is to stop developing technology and industry, which have grown to such a scale as to classify as modern addictions. In many great civilizations in the past, the progress trap has resulted in a tumultuous decline. Consider the issues of sustainability, the growth of modern society, pop...

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Suicide should be a crime


I thank Romanii for the agreeing to debate this resolution. I'm pretty sure this will be an interesting debate, especially because I don't really have any strong opinion on the topic- although I do believe this is one of the fundamental topics- views on which have an impact on individual opinions on a lot of topics involving the interactions of state and rights. First round for acceptance, no new arguments in the last round. Over to Con :-)...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Death penalty is never justified, under any circumstance


I thank wrirchcirw for agreeing to debate this resolution. This debate is mostly a culmination of some things I’ve been reading up on local news, and my reaction to them. For the purpose of the debate, I’ll be arguing that Death penalty is never justified.Some definitions before we get started:Death penalty- also referred to as capital punishment. Execution of an offender sentenced to death...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Same Sex Marriage


Resolved: Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal in the United StatesI want to begin by saying how delighted I am to be debating 16kadams on a very important social issue. I have seen 16kadams previous debates and have seen that he is quite a challenging debater. I look forward to hearing my opponent's arguments against SSM.RulesThe structure shall be defined as follows:1) Terms/Acceptance2) Open...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Men are Discriminated Against in the United States


In this debate, I (pro) will argue that men face greater social and legal discrimination in the United States than women. The burden of proof will rest on the pro (myself). I ask that debate on this issue be civil. The first round will be for introductions only, the second round will be only for opening arguments (no rebuttals), and the third and fourth rounds will be a rebuttals and closings, respectively. No new argument may be posted in the third round unless it is to rebut a prior argumen...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should marijuana be legal?


I want to debate someone who thinks marijuana should be legal. 1. You must use proper spelling and grammar. 2. You must cite your sources. 3. Arguments must be intelligent. I look forward to this debate....

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Does rape justify having an abortion?


Please keep the first round solely for acceptance. I have taken the stance that being a victim of rape does not justify having an abortion. I am writing an opinion paper on this topic for a entrance exam for school and I am interested in learning the other side to this argument. I am sure this debate will greatly benefit my paper and I appreciate your time....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

All forms of drugs should be legalized


First round for acceptance. Burden of proof is shared....

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Updated 3 Months Ago