The Instigator
Locke_Demosthenes
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JustinAMoffatt
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All have a moral obligation to purchase video games

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JustinAMoffatt
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Started: 6/29/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Locke_Demosthenes

Pro

I shall be the affirmative for this debate, and argue that all have a moral obligation to purchase video games.

Resolutional Analysis: The affirmative will be operating under the assumption that morality is absolute, and that what is right for one is right for another. With that said, let us proceed to the meat of my argumentation.

Basically, the video game industry is massive. There are people who make the story, people who write the code, people who put on ads, people who sell it to stores, people who sell it in stores, and delivery truck men. Because this industry is so massive, we can infer two things. First, people depend upon video games for security, and second, video games contribute to the economy. Now, if I were to stop purchasing video games, it wouldn't make much difference. However, because morality is absolute, then if it is morally wrong for me, it is morally wrong for everyone, and therefore, everyone stops buying video games. Thus, if you side with the negative, you advocate the destruction of the video game industry. This means the global economy would be severely damaged, and everyone connected to the manufacturing and marketing of video games would lose their jobs. Without jobs, people don't get money; without money, people don't get food; and without food, people starve. Therefore, everyone is morally obligated to purchase video games and contribute the economic security of individuals, and thereby save lives.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing my opponents response!
JustinAMoffatt

Con

I will be representing the negative for this debate. I will be negating the resolution, and arguing that all beings do NOT have a moral obligation to purchase video games.

I accept that morality is absolute.

My opponent offered the argument that the video game industry is pivotal to the economy, and therefore, we have a moral obligtion to support it.
He also argued that if we were to stop funding it, then everyone would stop funding it, so as to have fair treatment. Without funding, it would collapse.

I have three responding arguments.

1. Not all beings can afford to buy video games.
If we are unable to do something, are we still obligated to? My opponent is arguing that if you have enough money to pay your fair share to supporting the gamin industry, but have no food, you must not buy food but instead video games. If you buy food instead, you are morally wrong. This is not a sound argument.

2. My opponent never stated how he was morally obligated to buy video games.
This point is self-explanatory. I would ask my opponent to make the logical connection between the video game industry being pivotal to the economy, and his moral responsibility. Also, my opponent never showed how we can infer that people draw security from the gaming industry.

3. The economy thrives in a free market environment.
I remind my opponent that without our free market, the economy would plummet. Free market has repeatedly been demonstrated as the most effective way to run an economy. If we are all obligated to buy something, this is not free market.

I eagerly await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 1
Locke_Demosthenes

Pro

Locke_Demosthenes forfeited this round.
JustinAMoffatt

Con

My opponent has not explained his absence, yet. I am willing to forgive this round's lack of an argument if he can provide one before the next round is over.
Debate Round No. 2
Locke_Demosthenes

Pro

Locke_Demosthenes forfeited this round.
JustinAMoffatt

Con

Sadly, looks like a forfeit. :/
Debate Round No. 3
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