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liltankjj
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MasterDebator99
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An Armed Society is a Polite Society

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Started: 2/13/2016 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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liltankjj

Pro

This will be a quick debate. First round is acceptance and a brief reason why you disagree. Next round will be for rebuttals. BOP is shared.

I believe this to be true due to the fact that when one knows their very life hangs on their every action, more caution would be used towards mannarisms. Unless of course the individual doesn't care about living.
MasterDebator99

Con

I accept your request.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely" - Lord Acton

I do not believe that an armed society is a polite society. The fact of the matter is, most societies that have armed people tend to abuse this power. With great power comes with great responsibility. We humans aren't responsible enough.
Debate Round No. 1
liltankjj

Pro

My question to con would be, what does power have to do with politeness. Con has compared power to being well mannered, are civil. This is an argument that has little to do with the initial subject. one can have power and still be polite. If The power argument is to be taken into account, then one must understand that if all are armed the power is then shared. In retrospect, there have been many of people with power that were very polite. Just check history. Mafia bosses are a great example.
MasterDebator99

Con

Pro claims that comparing power to being well mannered has little to do with the initial subject of an Armed Society is a Polite Society.
Is being armed not exercise some use of power?
If we also take a look at other civilized societies (japan for example) they are polite without having being "armed". By allowing civilians to be armed, you are tempting them to perform faulty acts. Looking at the previous shootings for example, people will generate ideas that branch off of this occurrence.
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