The Instigator
Bob000
Pro (for)
Winning
6 Points
The Contender
Dr.TurkeyBaster
Con (against)
Losing
1 Points

Free speech

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after 2 votes the winner is...
Bob000
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/2/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bob000

Pro

You have to take the good with the bad.
If we limit free speech, how would we express our opinions? Say we have a bad president. If we didn't have freedom of speech, we couldn't express our opinions on how bad or good he was, causing him to get re-elected, and we would soon have a dictatorship on our hands. Also, people who are REALLY racist don't care about freedom of speech. they will just keep spouting their opinions, and we probably wouldn't do anything. It's kind of like gun control laws. I mean, the robbers are already breaking laws, and they don't care if they break one more. Whereas, the victims are left defenseless.
Dr.TurkeyBaster

Con

Freedom of speech is a God-given right for everyone. Limiting freedom of speech means American wouldn't be the land of the free anymore. Even if you don't agree with people, it's their right to say what they believe. Limiting freedom of speech is an unintelligent idea.
Debate Round No. 1
Bob000

Pro

Free speech cannot be limited.
It is one of our inalienable rights! we cannot possibly limit things that make America America! Even if you are mad about something someone says about you, we cannot take that away.
Dr.TurkeyBaster

Con

I absolutely agree with my opponent on the free speech arguement.
Debate Round No. 2
Bob000

Pro

Bob000 forfeited this round.
Dr.TurkeyBaster

Con

Deez nuts
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
Midnight1131
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Reasons for voting decision: FF, so conduct to Con. Con conceded that free speech was important, therefore Pro wins.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both debaters affirm the resolution, so Pro wins arguments. Conduct to Con for Pro's round forfeit.