The Instigator
Stupidwalrus
Con (against)
Tied
3 Points
The Contender
Chuz-Life
Pro (for)
Tied
3 Points

Citizens United (resolution in first round)

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/6/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,027 times Debate No: 28951
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (5)
Votes (2)

 

Stupidwalrus

Con

Resolved: On balance, The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission harms the election process.

Pro must begin arguing in round 1, and will forfeit round 4 in order to keep it even. Burden of proof is on pro. I will not be posting arguments of my own.

Upon request in comments, this can be made into a 5 round debate. Additionally, while I set the time to argue to 72 hours, I would prefer that my opponent operate as quickly as possible. I will be attending a tournament on the 16th, and would have to forfeit if the debate lasts that long.

Rules:

Definitions/RA/Framework is open.
No plan advocacy.
No semantics/lawyering/etc.
Forfeit in any round is an automatic loss unless a mutual agreement can be reached.
No new arguments can be made in the final round in which you argue.
No arguing in comments over rfds. srsly

I set this debate so it can only be accepted by someone ranked as good or better than me (which isn't hard, lol). If you can't accept, post in comments.
Chuz-Life

Pro

Upon review of the Supreme Courts Ruling, I hereby accept your debate challenge Mr. Walrus.

As the Supreme Court's ruling is (for now) the law of the land, I note that you have taken on quite a daunting task in meeting the level of BOP (burden of proof), reasonably expected to overturn a Supreme Court ruling.

Strangely enough, I feel that I can empathize with your situation.

Here's too a well spirited and informative debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Stupidwalrus

Con

My opponent and I are actually on the same side of this issue. That being said, we mutually request a tie for this debate.
Chuz-Life

Pro

My thanks and apologies to Walrus.
Debate Round No. 2
Stupidwalrus

Con

Moving along.
Chuz-Life

Pro

As much as I am enjoying this exchange so far, it's time to see what my opponent has to say in the next round!
Debate Round No. 3
Stupidwalrus

Con

This has been, by far, the most informative debate I have done as of yet. I thank Chuz-Life for the opportunity to engage in this meaningful discussion.

Remember: Vote tie (so, preferably don't vote)
Chuz-Life

Pro

Vote Tie or die!

Friendship Request is on the way!
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Stupidwalrus 1 year ago
Stupidwalrus
Alright. It's fine... I always find it a bit weird to initiate a debate as con anyway.
Posted by Chuz-Life 1 year ago
Chuz-Life
correction: we are on the "same side" of the issue.

(same said?) Ugh...
Posted by Chuz-Life 1 year ago
Chuz-Life
Indeed,we are way off course and may be on the same said of the issue.

Darn, I was anxious to defend the Court's decision too.

A tie it is. My apologies.
Posted by Stupidwalrus 1 year ago
Stupidwalrus
I initially wrote that round 1 was for pro to be arguing. I was going to change this, but you accepted before I could do so... however, it doesn't matter, as you treated round 1 as acceptance anyway (so it's all good).

Before I post my round, though, are you aware that you are pro for the resolution? I will be arguing in favor of the ruling, while you will be arguing against. If you misinterpreted this, we can just ignore the debate and take a tie.
Posted by Chuz-Life 1 year ago
Chuz-Life
Nothing like making your first spelling error in the *^&*$&()&%( acceptance round. LOL!
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Vote Placed by GarretKadeDupre 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Tie by mutual agreement.
Vote Placed by The_Master_Riddler 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Voting Tie!