The Instigator
resolutionsmasher
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The Contender
Altercator
Con (against)
Winning
29 Points

Government should provide the people with what they need more than what they want.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/26/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 926 times Debate No: 9343
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resolutionsmasher

Pro

I believe that government should provide the people with what they need rather than what they want when the two come into conflict. This will better ensure the greater good of the people. History has proven that what is commonly wanted isn't always the common good.

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Altercator

Con

In truth, it is not for the government to provide anything except for the defence of the nation. Rather it is for the people to choose what they want and the government to do it. The government is of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Debate Round No. 1
resolutionsmasher

Pro

resolutionsmasher forfeited this round.
Altercator

Con

I defer to my opponent.
Debate Round No. 2
resolutionsmasher

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resolutionsmasher forfeited this round.
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Altercator forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
resolutionsmasher

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Con

Altercator forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
CON wins due to forfeits.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
Altercator was supposed to argue for people's wants over needs. he chose neither XD.
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