The Instigator
moeez_malik
Con (against)
Losing
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The Contender
zmikecuber
Pro (for)
Winning
21 Points

Alcohol

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after 5 votes the winner is...
zmikecuber
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/18/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,358 times Debate No: 61916
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (2)
Votes (5)

 

moeez_malik

Con

Alcohol should be banned because it effects our lives and it can cause people to die. It intoxicates our bodies, and also it has a negative effect on the human soul. Alcohol has not effected my family or loved ones but it effects many others threw the world. I believe congress must take part of this immediately, and ban alcohol.
zmikecuber

Pro

Thank you. Since it's not been established, the BoP is on Con. Alcohol is currently legal, and as such, he is arguing against the status quo.

I'll briefly rebut my opponent's arguments and mention my own. I'll expand these in the next round.

My opponent argues that alcohol should be banned because it sometimes negatively affects society. However, this is faulty reasoning.

Simply because something sometimes affects society negatively, this does not mean it should be made illegal.

Cars cause car accidents sometimes. Does this mean we should ban cars? Of course not.

My opponent argues:

P1: Whatever affects society negatively and causes people to die should be banned
P2: Alcohol affects society negatively and causes people to die.
C: Alcohol should be banned.

As you can see, the first premise is what I have attacked. It's simply too broad, and would also mean the ban of many other things. (Ie. texting). How many people die from texting while driving? Should we make texting illegal? Obviously not.

My arguments:

I'll briefly mention that since so many people drink alcohol, More than half of Americans 12 and older drink alcohol. (http://alcoholism.about.com...)

It's unlikely that simply banning alcohol would stop them from drinking.

I'll also mention that alcohol sales contribute greatly to the economy. To ban it would create a vast blackmarket, which the US economy would have to fight. In other words, the US wouldn't be making any money from alcohol sales, and would have to spend money to fight it.

My opponent's arguments stand refuted.
Debate Round No. 1
moeez_malik

Con

moeez_malik forfeited this round.
zmikecuber

Pro

FF. Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
moeez_malik

Con

moeez_malik forfeited this round.
zmikecuber

Pro

Alcohol is good, mkaaay?

Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Liberals 2 years ago
Liberals
So? It doesn't effect you if someone else drinks alcohol does it?
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
That is something I could never understand. Drink alcohol.You can burn that stuff in lanterns and people drink it.And smoking. Another brilliant thing people do. Breath smoke on purpose.
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Vote Placed by Relativist 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Ethanol is bliss
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by jlove2live 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious reasons.