Hilary Clinton vs Ted Cruz
Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Strictly Defense(no new arguments added)
I will be representing Hilary Clinton's views, and stating reasons why she would be a better president than Ted Cruz. Please note that this is a debate of the two lesser evils. I am a libertarian, but I cannot see myself trusting the future of American diplomacy, military, and foreign policy in the hands of Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz has motivated racism, impulsivness, and an overwhelming stupidity in his voters. His views are not thouroghly explained, and are very idealistic. Ted Cruz is the embodiment of the grassroots anti-establishment Republican. In this debate, I will be argueing that Ted Cruz is idealistic, and has oversimplified many issues.
C1-Ted Cruz's political views and statements
-Send Police to patrol Muslim neighborhoods- First, I will start with the main problems with this.
Muslims will feel alienated in Donald Trump's administration. Evidence usually shows that when Muslims feel left out and discriminated; radical idealogies will become more persuasive. This does not have to do with their religion, and can be applied to any group of people with any religion.
Many law professors deem it as unamerican as it is unconsitutional to pursue such a ban. The Federal Government cannot ban any religious group from entering the US. They are free to move to America. The Founding Fathers also specifically state the government has secular. There should be no religous persecution here. Banning Islam will cause the government to promote their own religion.
-Ted Cruz wants to carpetbag ISIS cities.
Ted Cruz is basically saying that he does not care about innocent lives in the Middle East. I will outline the problems with this stance.
European nations already disprove of George Bush's administration. Cruz's administration would be no different.
Bombing ISIS and innocent children will motivate others to create terrorist groups. Alkida was destroyed, but than ISIS comes to power.
-Kick out illegal immigrants
People do not realize how significant of an impact do illegal immigrants make on the US economy. Amnesty would be ideal in fixing the situation. Not only does Ted Cruz stereotype illegal immigrants by calling them rapists, drug dealers, and immoral people, but he also has created a bad name for himself in Latin America. Here are the reasons why Ted Cruz came up with another pathetic idea.
Illegal immigrants contribute 11 billion dollars to the economy each year. They actually pay higher taxes than the top 1%. There is no evidence that they are drug dealers and rapists. They account for 8% of the gross domestic product.
Ted Cruz generalizes people. Illegal immigrants make up 5% of the worker population. There is no evidence pointing to all of them being drug dealers. This proves that his decision making skills are not only impulsive, but just dumb.
I believe I have provided reasons why Cruz should not become president. In conclusion:
Konichiwa! I'd like to thank my opponent for writing an argument in this debate. Never the less, let's get this going.
Case 1: Clinton is a Proven Hypocrite
Something I'd like to point out:
"Asked by The Post last month about the role of the pro-Clinton Priorities USA Action, Clinton shrugged her shoulders and said,“I don’t know.”"
Wow. Clinton doesn't know. It's funny how Hillary denounces Super PACs but relies on two of them. (1)
Hillary Clinton was against LGBT for the longest time. She came in favor of gay marriage in 2013. In 2003, when she was pro-traditional marriage, more than 60% of the American people were for traditional marriage. When she came out for gay marriage in 2013, it was around 60% in favor! (2) A quote from the article:
"Clinton opposed same-sex marriage as a candidate for the Senate, while in office as a senator, and while running for president in 2008. She expressed her support for civil unions starting in 2000 and for the rights’ of states to set their own laws in favor of same-sex marriage in 2006.
As polls showed that a majority of Americans supported same-sex marriage, Clinton’s views changed, too. She announced her support for same-sex marriage in March 2013.
It’s up to voters to decide how they feel about her changed stance, but on same-sex marriage we give Clinton a Full Flop."
“I made it very clear that I made a mistake, plain and simple. And I have written about it in my book, I have talked about it in the past,” Clinton told reporters at an event in Cedar Falls, Iowa, adding that “what we now see is a very different and very dangerous situation." (2)
“I disagree with Senator Obama’s assertion that people in our country cling to guns and have certain attitudes about immigration or trade simply out of frustration,” she said.
She described herself as a pro-gun churchgoer, recalling that her father taught her how to shoot a gun when she was a young girl and said that her faith “is the faith of my parents and my grandparents.” (5)
“I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners’ rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them,” Mrs. Clinton replied.
She added that she would expand comprehensive background checks and close “the Charleston loophole,” a federal provision releasing guns to buyers if a background check takes longer than three days. It is a provision, she said, that Senator Bernie Sanders supported." (6)
You can clearly see how Clinton flips and flops her views on issues when the masses aren't in her favor. We don't need a weak president. We need someone who will stand up for what may be unpopular. Ted Cruz does this. This brings me to my next point.
Ted Cruz wants to propose a bill to banning Syrian Refugees. (8) In countries who allowed Syrian refugees, it cost them a lot of money and caused the rate of rape to go up dramatically. In some cases, it increased up to 300%. (9) Ted Cruz is for protecting our men and women from rape and more debt. How about Hillary Clinton? She wants to let in around 65,000 refugees. (10) There's Hillary not having a spine.
"A controversy arose in March 2015, when it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton exclusively used her family's private email server for her official email communications while she was the United States Secretary of State, rather than using official State Department email accounts maintained on federal government servers.
There is debate as to the propriety of various aspects of Secretary Clinton's arrangement. Some experts, officials, and members of Congress contended that her use of privatemessaging system software, and a private server, and the deletion of nearly 32,000 emails that she deemed private, violated State Department protocols and procedures, and federal laws and regulations governing recordkeeping requirements. In response, Clinton has said that her use of personal email was in compliance with State Department laws and regulations, and that former secretaries of state had also maintained personal email accounts.
Nearly 2,100 emails on the server have been retroactively marked as classified by the State Department, though they were not marked as classified at the time they were sent. This includes 65 emails deemed secret and 22 deemed "Top Secret". Government policy, reiterated in the non-disclosure agreement signed by Clinton as part of gaining her security clearance, is that sensitive information should be considered and handled as classified even if not marked as such. After allegations were raised that some of the emails in question fell into this so-called "born classified" category, a probe was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding how classified information was handled on the Clinton server." (15)
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i win. extend
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