The Instigator
mufasa
Con (against)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
gahbage
Pro (for)
Winning
25 Points

"An adolescents right to privacy should be valued above a parents right to know."

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/18/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,570 times Debate No: 4722
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mufasa

Con

adolescence is that period of a persons life wherein he is initially learning the art of decision-making.It is that stage of his life wherein the decisions he takes remain with him throughout his life and thus effect his life..At this point of time what he needs is someone mature to guide him through this process.Someone who could tell him that what youre doing is right or what youre doing is morally or legally wrong.Also due to the vulnerable nature of the child ,he is open to bad influence...
gahbage

Pro

The right to privacy is an implied right from the 4th, 9th and 10th Amendments. Where does the Constitution imply a "right to know"? There is no such right; otherwise the entire purpose of a "right to privacy" would be meaningless. If I knew a secret and you wanted to know, I'm not forced to tell you.

"Someone who could tell him that what youre doing is right or what youre doing is morally or legally wrong."

Morals are subjective; my morals may differ from your morals. Let the adolescent decide for himself what is right and wrong.

"Also due to the vulnerable nature of the child ,he is open to bad influence..."

This argument only helps me. If he's open to bad influence, why have an adult give their opinion? They could be a bad influence.
Debate Round No. 1
mufasa

Con

mufasa forfeited this round.
gahbage

Pro

Do I even need to extend my points? =/

Well, I refuted my opponent's argument and he didn't respond.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
That's alright, I just took it because it was easy =P
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
If you wanted to repost this I would debate you on this one Gahbage, I've run through oh so many of these grummmm, 'debates' with IAR in the past year that I'm just about a pro at justifying my snooping and eavesdropping at this point :D
Posted by Im_always_right 8 years ago
Im_always_right
who wouldn't, Xera, other than my father, he'd vote against anything he disagrees with posting nasty comments. Even if the person he votes for, never posted, anything.

Forfeited debates are not very much fun to read. :(
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
Forfeiting makes debating not fun...
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
I'm voting Pro obviously.
Posted by Im_always_right 8 years ago
Im_always_right
Heay cool gahbage. . . this would have been an even cooler debate if mufasa showed up . . . all the forfeiting on this site is making me mad.
Posted by libertarian 8 years ago
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This was a good debate, Gahbage.
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