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debaterman123
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Genghis_Khan
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Censorship of the Internet

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after 2 votes the winner is...
Genghis_Khan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/1/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debaterman123

Pro

It shouldn't be the government's choice Censorship is not always bad, such as blocking cuss words or sex scenes. When censorship extends to, entire books, movies, and TV shows, is when it should be stopped. The government does not have the right to decide what is acceptable for people to see and hear, even kids. Why ,do you think, should the government regulate what kids see? Shouldn't it be the parents job to keep their children away from these bad things? The parents of these kids should be parents and keep the bad things away from their kids, not the government. My argument is that every coin is two-sided, and that censorship, is, indeed, a coin.
Genghis_Khan

Con

Pro seems to have negated the resolution for me, by putting forth the argument that it is the responsibility of the parents to keep their children away from what they deem to be inappropriate.
Treat this as a concession and vote Con.
Debate Round No. 1
debaterman123

Pro

It shouldn't be the government's choice Censorship is not always bad, such as blocking cuss words or sex scenes. When censorship extends to, entire books, movies, and TV shows, is when it should be stopped. The government does not have the right to decide what is acceptable for people to see and hear, even kids. Why ,do you think, should the government regulate what kids see? Shouldn't it be the parents job to keep their children away from these bad things? The parents of these kids should be parents and keep the bad things away from their kids, not the government. My argument is that every coin is two-sided, and that censorship, is, indeed, a coin.
Genghis_Khan

Con

Genghis_Khan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
debaterman123

Pro

It shouldn't be the government's choice Censorship is not always bad, such as blocking cuss words or sex scenes. When censorship extends to, entire books, movies, and TV shows, is when it should be stopped. The government does not have the right to decide what is acceptable for people to see and hear, even kids. Why ,do you think, should the government regulate what kids see? Shouldn't it be the parents job to keep their children away from these bad things? The parents of these kids should be parents and keep the bad things away from their kids, not the government. My argument is that every coin is two-sided, and that censorship, is, indeed, a coin.
Genghis_Khan

Con

Pro just copy-pasted his same argument in all three rounds...
This doesn't change the fact that he has argued against his own side.
Treat this as a concession and vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by jtg007 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro doesn't have any clear points. Con is at least civil
Vote Placed by Varrack 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued for Con's side, thus conceding. Pro also copy/pasted the same argument in all three rounds.