The Instigator
mariababes88
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PatrickHenry
Con (against)
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6 Points

Every building should have a handicapped entrance.

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Started: 12/15/2007 Category: Health
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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mariababes88

Pro

I am physically disabled, and i know its hard to get around because not EVERY place has one of those simple buttons to press to open the door. It should be in every place for people like us.
PatrickHenry

Con

First I would like to be allowed to make the assumption that the "instigator" is implying that this should be law. If this is so then I would disagree for the simple reason that the government does not have any business forcing anyone to install any specific kind of entrance. While I do think it is something that is a good courtesy for business I think economics not government should enforce this proposal.

Second in the case that my opponent is not insinuating that the above proposal should be made law then the other opposition to this is the fact that there is not a need for "a handicapped entrance" on "every building". For instance there is no need for my home to have "a handicapped entrance" since none of its residents are handicapped and none of my handicapped friends (yes i have two) ever come over. So while 'some' buildings should have a handicapped entrance not all necessarily do.
Debate Round No. 1
mariababes88

Pro

Well, by implying building, i meant every business. You dont say im going to my building if you are refering to your home. Yes, i do believe the government should inforce this law because I am unable to go places because i cant get through. I cant expect people to hold the door open becuase not every one does. People with physical disablities should have their independance and by not having a door with a handicapped entrance how can people expect them too?
PatrickHenry

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Debate Round No. 2
mariababes88

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PatrickHenry

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ceaser 9 years ago
ceaser
i agree with patrick, if a business wants to appease to a larger crowd, then they should have handicap access, but it should not be manditory.
Posted by ceaser 9 years ago
ceaser
i understand your position, since i know people that have handicaps due to broken legs, etc, since im in HS and a lot of people get injured in sports.

the problem i see is that for many people, having handicap access is expensive in their budget, and they have to redesign their store/building, which also costs a lot of money depending on who you are.
Posted by wingnut2280 9 years ago
wingnut2280
I agree. I don't think there is really any room for debate on this one. Whomever can win this on the CON is a magician.
Posted by jathan 9 years ago
jathan
I don't get what it is you are attempting to argue. Title 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act pretty much states exactly what you are attempting to debate. What is it that you are trying to argue?
Posted by mariababes88 9 years ago
mariababes88
thank you.. i know where you are coming from, however i have been in situations where i am being refused of that.
Posted by repete21 9 years ago
repete21
I applaud whoever choses to debate this, because you Mairababes88, have started a debate which makes the con look bad, simpy by accepting, or attempting to make any logical arguments, although I understand that the point of this website is to debate topics of controversy, I dont believe that there is anyone who opposes that, dont be surprised if no one accepts for a while, and welcome to the site.
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