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cletrusrichard
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gonovice
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Alcohol should be illegal.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/22/2007 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 5,631 times Debate No: 820
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cletrusrichard

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I think alcohol should be illegal in the United States. In my experience, alcohol causes more deaths, injuries, and problems in society than most illegal drugs. People who are under the influence of alcohol tend to be more aggressive, want to fight and attempt to drive. Drunk driving kills more people annually than someone who chooses to participate in other illegal drug activity. Usually, when someone is involved in an alcohol auto related accident, the person who was drinking ends up walking away without a scratch while an innocent person is killed. People who participate in illegal drugs act foolishly, but generally don't kill people.
gonovice

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Hello,
first of all, what is your "experience"? have you ever worked for the police? if you havn't then how do you know all that you say you do? alcohol is something that is a privelge. but to flat out make it illegal is just stupid. Yea alcohol is sometimes bad, but there are people taking measures to make sure that if someone abuses it they get punished. A lot of people use it responsibly. Just because some people use it in the wrong way doesn't mean EVERYONE shouid get punished. If people are educated correctly then they may make smarter decisions. When you are educated about something then you may use that knowledge to the best. a ton of people make stupid mistakes and that really sucks that the innocent person is the one who is mostly killed, but I don't feel that EVERYONE should have to pay for it. As for the illegal drugs. you make it sound like it is better to do drugs then alcohol because less people get hurt. well then lets make alcohol illegal and make drugs legal. do you see how stupid that sounds, if you do that is how stupid it sounds to make alcohol illegal.

I look forward to debating this topic more in the future.
Debate Round No. 1
cletrusrichard

Pro

I am not in favor of legalizing drugs,but alcohol seems to be more dangerous and puts more people at risk than drugs usually do. Many people who do drugs keep to themselves and don't bother anybody. If people who drank alcohol did it responsibly and in moderation, there wouldn't be a problem.
gonovice

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You make it sound like everyone abuses acohol. which they don't. people who do drugs are the people at least in my area of Michigan that vandalize property and stuff. They aren't the ones who keep to themselves. the ones who drink are the ones who sit at home with a beer and watch tv. maybe you're living in some alternate universe if you think that acohol is worse then drugs. to me the only time that it's worse then drugs is in the case of date rapes. since alcohol is the leading date rape drug. but that isn't done intentionally by the victim. maybe instead of making it ilegal there should be harsher punishments or something.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
who should check into the 1920's
Posted by SirJDKnightCroix 9 years ago
SirJDKnightCroix
Al Capone is out to get you Richard.
Posted by l2jperry 9 years ago
l2jperry
Please check into the 1920's.
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
am i that scary?
brian that was mean. it could be true.
Posted by BrianFranklin 9 years ago
BrianFranklin
She problly had some bad experience with drinking...maybe her husband is an alcoholic...
Posted by Toored 9 years ago
Toored
I think you scared her off gonovice :(
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
why didn't you even vote for yourself? that seems a little weird, well I guess not since I never do it, but oh wel/
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
also, if you do drugs it shuts down your body quicker then acohol. drugs takes maybe one day if you overdose, while acohol takes years.
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
i agree with kels. drugs are way worse. it is even more addicting then acohol.
Posted by kels1123 9 years ago
kels1123
cletrusrichard , you say Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs , have you looked up the numbers of people who die every day from overdoses? Drugs kill people all the time. Do you think people don't get into automobile accidents while high on drugs and kill people? Many people do drink responsibly and in moderation.
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