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Should we protect endangered species but deal with the consequences?

britkit_francis
Scoobs1423

Should we protect endangered animals but deal with the consequences? The endangered species act does seem to protect animals but that act can take your land and make it a sanctuary if an endangered animal is found on your land multiple times or they can take your land if it is very suitable for the nearest endangered species. Ed Sherman is a Louisiana land owner. Most of his land borders a Mississippi Gopher Frog sanctuary. Recently bureaucrats have considered taking his land and make it become...

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Is immigration in the UK a good thing or a bad thing?

LogicalVoice
Anarcho-Socialist

I will be arguing the point the the arrival of immigrants to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a good thing on both a social and economical level. My opponent will be arguing against the points mentioned above. Definitions: Immigration: The movement of people from one country to another "Good thing": The benefits outweigh the drawbacks "Bad things": Vice versa...

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Same-Sex adoption

ModernHippie
CyberOptics

I believe that same-sex couples should be able to adopt simply because I believe every child should be able to have a home. I also believe that every capable adult that wants a child should be allowed the opportunity to have one. There are thousands of children and teenagers that go without a home daily, that is not right. Everyone should be given the opportunity to have a loving home to go to. Everyone should have the opportunity...

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Was Darren Wilson justified to shoot Michael Brown?

Sabras
csinger

First round- Basic outline Second round- Main arguments Third round- Rebuttals and closing statement Hello! I strongly believe that Officer Darren Wilson was justified to shoot Michael Brown. I further believe that the race of Michael Brown did not play a role in the shooting and therefore, did not affect the Officers judgement when deciding to pull the trigger....

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In the criminal justice system, more emphasis should be put on retribution than rehabilitation

1harderthanyouthink
YamaVonKarma

This debate is for round 1 of Lannan13's February Beginner's Tournament. The contestants for this match are 1harderthanyouthink and YamaVonKarma. The mentors are Debatability for 1harderthanyouthink and BLAHthedebator for YamaVonKarma.Resolution: In the criminal justice system, more emphasis should be put on retribution than rehabilitationPRO - YamaVonKarmaCON - 1harderthanyouthinkStructure:...

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Do violent video games cause violence?

Betsy123
beachgirl67

Playing video games could be compared to smoking. "A single cigarette won"t cause lung cancer, but smoking over weeks or months or even years, will increase the risk of lung cancer. According to Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology, In the same way constant exposure to violent video games may may have an effect of aggression....

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Private law enforcement is an appropriate response to corrupt or ineffective public law enforcment.

Locutusofamerica
Louis_de_Pointe_du_Lac

1) It is the right of the people to have effective law enforcement. 2) At times, in some nations there is a lack of effective law enforcement. 3) The only available remedy at that point is for the citizens themselves to enforce the law....

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Abortion

DanPeter
400spartans

Pro-life doesn't take away a women's choice.You commented, "It's the mom who gets to decide. She may not want to have a baby, for reasons unknown." as to why you are for abortion. Why should the mom decide whether the baby will live or die? It's certainly not the mothers choice once the baby has been born. It sounds a little harsh, but the mother can choose whether she wants a baby before she gets pregnant. Of course people often have "unplanned pregnancies" but we a...

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Swear words should not be considered inappropriate

jabie
MegaDan

I will be arguing that swear words should not be frowned apon or considered "bad". My opponent will be arguing that swear words are inappropriate for some/all people, and that they are considered bad for a reason. (though if my opponent has a slightly altered opinion than my example, that's alright too.)...

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On balance, Western Society is not patriarchal

Philocat
beforeifall

Seeing a lot of discussion regarding a 'patriarchy' on DDO, I figured it would be interesting to actually debate it. I will be arguing that, on balance, western society is not patriarchal. Con will be arguing that western society is patriarchal. BoP is on Con. Definitions For the purposes of the debate, I will consider 'western society' to be the societies within Canada, Western Europe and the USA. Patriarchal: 'relating to or denoting a system of society or government cont...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago