The Instigator
unbeknowst
Pro (for)
Losing
8 Points
The Contender
Coremeister13
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote.

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Coremeister13
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/12/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (1)
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Votes (4)

 

unbeknowst

Pro

i need help :[ with this topic..
Coremeister13

Con

So since I only have five minutes to make an argument I will make this quick. Felons sholuld not have the right to vote because they have broken the laws therefore surrendering their rights. If they wanted the right to vote they should have never broken the law. My opponet did not make an argument therefore I won.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by varsityLD 8 years ago
varsityLD
howdy partner if u get this before ur debate im hear to help find my debate against metz thats how you should structure it my structure got a lil slppies cause i did it at night might eanna use his
Posted by Lightkeeper 8 years ago
Lightkeeper
My assessment is the same as Mangani's
Posted by Mangani 8 years ago
Mangani
Before/After debate: Pro
I believe ex-cons, who are still felons, have fulfilled their debt to society and should (and do in nearly every state and democratic country) retain the right to vote.

Conduct: Con
Pro had bad conduct in not presenting an argument. Pro had terrible conduct in forming this debate and not bothering to debate. If you need education you can read past debates on the subject.

Spelling and Grammar: Con
Pro's one sentence was grammatically incorrect.

Convincing arguments: Tie
Though Pro presented no argument, Con's argument was tantamount to not presenting one either. "Because I think so" is not a convincing argument, therefore neither were convincing.

Sources: Tie
No sources were used by either side.

2 points Con, none to Pro.
Posted by unbeknowst 8 years ago
unbeknowst
no im sorry.. why they should be able to vote too and why they shouldnt.. for both sides.
Posted by unbeknowst 8 years ago
unbeknowst
yes
Posted by Coremeister13 8 years ago
Coremeister13
so basically you need to come up with a reason why felons should be allowed to vote, is that correct
Posted by unbeknowst 8 years ago
unbeknowst
omg thank you soo much.
for the aff.
i need a contention for : Felon disenfranchisement violates the basic rights of citizens in a democratic society.
but i have like absolutely no idea whaaa to write.
Posted by Coremeister13 8 years ago
Coremeister13
i would be willing help if you could jus explain more on wat u mean
Posted by unbeknowst 8 years ago
unbeknowst
i have a question if it possible that you could answer.
my debate team thingie..
made the core value to be as trust.. could you help me wiff that?
Posted by Coremeister13 8 years ago
Coremeister13
I do not entirely agree with my side, but I was put on it and will debate it.
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Vote Placed by Metz 8 years ago
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Vote Placed by Mangani 8 years ago
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