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The words "under god" in the US Pledge of Allegiance

jonahofdeath
Plasmawipes

The beginning round is the acceptance round, as well as basic statements and points to be addressed during the argument.Reciting the pledge in public schools with the words "under god" targets children, and instills them with a monotheistic statement not believed by all Americans.You have a swearing of loyalty to your country that includes a biased, religious message. That isn't, and can't be constitutional in my opinion.<...

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1 Comments
Updated 34 Minutes Ago

is smoking healthy?

frankfurter50
Krookednook

smoking is a filthy habit that obliterates your lungs. it can also lead to ulcers and cataracts, as well as making you insane with addiction. cigarettes are filthy, nasty strips of death....

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Updated 37 Minutes Ago

Videogames are a good thing

KingofTheSkullServants
SportsFanatic13

Videogames aren't as bad as people may see them. For starters, it seems that videogames are always the scapegoat for the blame when something happens. This also goes for people who find videogames to be a waste of time, or to those who find videogames (insert obscure statement here)....

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Updated 2 Hours Ago

Should a government prioritize the humanitarian needs (pro) over the national interests (con)?

mbrownie
ptosis

No, a government should not prioritize the humanitarian needs over national interests. A government still has an obligation to uphold its self-interests and more generally the best interests of its citizens, regardless of what melt-downs may be occurring in the outside world....

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Hours Ago

The United States congress should be dismantled and replaced with a direct democratic voting system

Capitalistslave
Kove_Ducote

Basically, the system would be that the people themselves would be the law-makers. There would still be a president, and (s)he would be the commander-in-chief and can veto legislation brought out by the people, who then still need a 2/3 majority to surpass the president's veto. The supreme court would still exist and can declare things unconstitutional as they do now. Basically it would work the same as it does now, just we are replacing congress with the people. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2...

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Updated 4 Hours Ago

Trump being president is better than Hillary being president

KingofTheSkullServants
Castaway

Trump being president is better than Hillary being president. For starters, Hillary wanted a "no-fly zone." Which means war. So, she wanted a no-fly zone on Syria and Russia. In reaction to this, a lot of people disagree with this, including Trump. In fact, because of this, Hillary made Trump sound reasonable. Also, the whole "I'm going to build a wall and kick out all Mexicans," thing is bs....

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

AOW Debate (Shattered World, Game II)

Name1
Strategery

This is a war debate. I was playing another one, but the other person forfeited and the system never updates so I created this one. I will be playing again as the People's Republic of Southern China. These are the rules: 1. If you take this debate, tell the name of your country, and tell the numbers of your armed forces for things like vehicles (aircraft, ships, tanks, armored cars), men, missiles, and hackers (Yes, certain countries have the ability to do cyberwarfare). You can not play a...

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5 Comments
Updated 6 Hours Ago

I have Moral Authority

Sidex
boozeandbabble

I have moral authority based on the Love of God. http://www.debate.org/debates/Objective-Morality/6/...

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17 Comments
Updated 9 Hours Ago

Should abortion be legal

JRFreak2000
Agonist

Abortion should not be legal because its killing a real living humans , people from left might say that the women should get to choose if want to abort a baby or not. This is completely untrue, for example if your a mom/dad with a kid just because your "own" them does not mean you get to kill them for your own convenience. I do believe a abortion would be appropriate if the baby affected the mothers health....

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0 Comments
Updated 11 Hours Ago

Choose the Topic debate!!!

fire_wings
ali2223

This will be a short topic, with 3 rounds and 6000 characters for each. My opponent needs to give 5 topics, not so serious, and I will choose one in round 2, and make my arguments. Then my opponent makes his arguments, then I make my rebuttals and conclusion, and my opponent makes his rebuttal and conclusion, not defense. ...

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2 Comments
Updated 14 Hours Ago