The Instigator
jakatak
Pro (for)
Losing
43 Points
The Contender
burningpuppies101
Con (against)
Winning
105 Points

Ice-skating should be illegal in the United States.

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after 22 votes the winner is...
burningpuppies101
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/6/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 4,658 times Debate No: 6808
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (11)
Votes (22)

 

jakatak

Pro

Ice-skating is a sport that should be illegal in the United States. This is for three main reasons. First, it promotes drug use. Second, it is cold. Third, the judges in the Olympics were idiots. That is all.
burningpuppies101

Con

Prove it.

Your arguments:
1. Drug Use. No warrant, no evidence. No argument.
2. So? So is swimming. Basketball is hot, should we make it illegal? Rock climbing is hot, should we ban it?
3. That is yet to be proven.

My arguments:
1. It should not be illegal since that would be detrimential to society. I'll show why later.
Debate Round No. 1
jakatak

Pro

Okay, I will prove it.
1. Ice is slang for methamphetamine. It's subliminal messaging. Enough said.
2. There is an obvious difference in temperature between swimming and ice-skating. When you are swimming, you are moving through water. Ice-skating is done on frozen water. Typically, frozen things are colder than other cold things. They are usually freezing. As for the hot argument, that is irrelevant. We are not talking about hot things. We are talking about cold things. Freezing things.
3. Although investigations have not proved anything with the Olympics, common sense tells us that something was wrong with the proceedings. Watch the tapes.

My opponent also gives their "arguments" that banning ice-skating would be "detrimental to society." You will of course notice that this is one argument. Not arguments. I am extremely excited for my opponent to elaborate on this. I will say now, however, that society will be fine if ice-skating is illegal. In fact, society would be better if this would happen.
burningpuppies101

Con

My opponents "arguments"
1. I did not know that until you told me. For your information, I have a sister who has skated for 5 years. I skated for 5 years at one point. At no point did someone come up to me and ask me for meth. At no point did anyone offer me meth. And just because a name is slang for a drug, does not directly relate to it being subliminal messaging. Coca-Cola is not subliminally telling people to take cocaine.

2. Ok, perhaps I took this argument in the wrong way. Here's a better response: Something being cold has no reason to be outlawed. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it should be outlawed. Ice is cold. Should we outlaw water since ice is frozen water? According to you, we should.

3. My opponent still has provided no evidence. My opponent merely says: Watch the tapes. However, I do not have access to those tapes. Secondly, it doesn't matter, as the judges judge on their own preferences, and how they think it should be awarded. Just because you don't agree with them doesn't mean they are idiots.

My argument:
Banning ice-skating would be detrimental to society.
Here's my back up argumentation.
1. Ice skating is a huge industry. It not only encompasses figure skating, but it also includes hockey. Both sports are huge industries. If we were to ban ice skating, we would lose a huge portion of the sports industry. There is money in ice skating. There is money in hockey. Banning ice skating would create a loss of all those opportunities to make money, and for an industry to flourish. Therefore since less money would be flowing, the economy would be harmed. Therefore, society is harmed, since if the economy is doing worse, then society is directly hurt.

2. Many people look up to athletes, including ice skaters. If ice skating is banned, then these children who look up to people like Michelle Kwan will be hurt. Therefore, it is detrimental to society, because if the kids are hurt, the population is hurt.

I am equally excited to see my opponent prove that society will be fine without ice-skating.
Debate Round No. 2
jakatak

Pro

There is no need to restate my position. Simply look at round 2 and you will clearly see who won the debate. Thank you for your time and energy.
burningpuppies101

Con

I believe that my opponent just conceded. He has not refuted any of my arguments, and therefore I urge a vote for me.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gtvwls8 7 years ago
gtvwls8
ohwow. i think jakatak just broke up with a figure skater, and was feeling sour.
Posted by sllewuy 7 years ago
sllewuy
lmao this was funny
Posted by iamadragon 8 years ago
iamadragon
Still beastly though.
Posted by iamadragon 8 years ago
iamadragon
Eh, never mind. He specifically said it was a sport in the first round.
Posted by iamadragon 8 years ago
iamadragon
GOD, this debate could have become beastly if PRO had continued with the ice=drugs argument.
Posted by burningpuppies101 8 years ago
burningpuppies101
note how its all the not saying category...
Posted by burningpuppies101 8 years ago
burningpuppies101
I don't know either... And it seems like I'm being bombed... about 2 hours ago, this debate ended... 2 hours later, I'm losing by 25 points...
Posted by gibsonm496 8 years ago
gibsonm496
This seemed like a stupid topic, but the arguments were very professional and informative. However, I don't see what inspired Pro to start this debate. Could you explain?
Posted by zach12 8 years ago
zach12
oh wow jakatak ice is a term for meth that came along way after ice(referring here to water in solid form). How can a name send subliminal messages?
Posted by RacH3ll3 8 years ago
RacH3ll3
finnally, maya9, we actually agree on something..
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