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Drug Testing on students in extra curricular activities

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leojm
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/2/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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EB

Con

Drug testing on students is not nessecary. Imagine if you wanted to apply for a sports team and had to pee in a cup to join. If you had to do this wouldn't you be mad? The Government would loose 2 billion dollars doing random drug tests! Even if the government did start drug testing, what would they accomplish. No Middle school students have been tested positive on a drug test for performance enhancing drugs. The few cases in which a student has been tested positive relate to use of marijuana, which does not enhance performance.
leojm

Pro

Drug testing is important. If people in sports didn't get drug tested that would be unfair to the other contestants/athletes. With taking drugs you have an advantage. You get a boost in your energy. Also it is illegal to take drugs when you are in athletics. If you participate in any athletic activities you need to be fair. There is a lot of news going around that athletes who win every race or what ever took drugs they lost all their gold metals and their whole carrier went down the drain.
Debate Round No. 1
EB

Con

According to SIRS Researcher, no kids have been found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. Only a few students have been tested positive, but they used marijuana which does not enhance performance in any way. No student has ever used a performance enhancing drug.
leojm

Pro

I would not say no student. People in my high school have been tested and they came out with being full of drugs like steraroids. Those students were the best of the best of the best. They were disqualified. It's unfair to the people who try their best, yet be defeated by the students who take drugs. There is a lot of news of people being disqualified, plus students shouldn't use drugs in the first place.
Debate Round No. 2
EB

Con

In professional athletics, they drug test people to weed out cheaters. If you are drug testing student athletes for the same reason, the kids who test positive don't need a drug test, what they need is therapy. Also, what drive is there to use steroids in middle school or high school? There aren't many scouts that come to watch say, a tennis match, and you don't compete for money. Plus, why should those who come out to join the yearbook club have to take the same drug test as an Olympian?
leojm

Pro

Yeah that may be true but still students should be tested to get them in the habit of it, so if some of them do decide to go to the Olympics they would not to take drugs. So my over all Is that students should be tested like it or not.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con used more fallacies, and was caught doing it. Plus his claim that those caught don't need to be tested, but need mental help; kind of undermining his own argument. How much testing and when, would be a better question; than this if to test at all which this seems to be.
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Reasons for voting decision: Neither had reliable sources, however con failed to prove their case to any extent.