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Is Government Necessary?

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Started: 9/8/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BRANDOYOUNG

Con

Is Government necessary? The answer to that question is no. People are independent beings that can hold their own weight and do not need to listen to others to be told what they need to do in life. Government to most is a "necessity" and to others it is a power that some want to abolish. Why waste time to listen to people complain that they don"t like elected officials? Government is not needed and there are many things to show why.
jgates

Pro

Government is necessary because without government and laws there would be people running up and down the streets killing each other. With no police officers enforcing the law or without any laws at all, our country would be in total chaos and crisis. If we didn"t have a government then we would not be able to tax which would not allow our government to have money to protect us from an invasion or to conduct military tactics against foreign nations
Debate Round No. 1
BRANDOYOUNG

Con

Many more things have been without government. Was the Human race founded on Government? Did government build the arc? Look at what "law" actually does. When something is made illegal people tend to do it anyways. Did hunters and gathers have laws? No, they did what they needed to survive even if that meant they had to fight with others
jgates

Pro

True but as our species advanced and became more technologically advanced and make new thing to help their every day life. People became to powerful because of those advances and having a government to regulate what people can do saved lives. Yes people did fine before government but as soon as human became aware that weapons and different resources brought power and allowed them to rule. They became less aware of what the individual needs and what they want. Government allows us to protect our nation today because we are not in that time anymore we are in the 21 century and nomads and hunter gatherers are no longer in the picture. Everyone has some form of technology or advancement that allows them to gain something over another. Government ensures that those don't cause chaos.
Debate Round No. 2
BRANDOYOUNG

Con

Look at what our government has done so far. Taxes have been raised and we have sent troops over to war and for what? Governments cause more problems than they fix! People do what they want. In terms of survival, people will last longer on their own rather than listening to people telling them how to live.
jgates

Pro

Yes we have had war but if it was not for taxes we would not have protection. yes we all hate taxes but with out that we have no military, w have no stability, and we do not have a way to say we can rely on out selves. yes government does not fix a lot but they do keep us safe. take for instance some one is drunk and driving our local state and national government have ways to combat and fight against those problems. a police officer is part of government that protects you every day. you may not see or realize that but thy do. a paramedic is part of government if your stupid and decide to sever your leg or arm off they come and give you aid to protect you. government is everywhere and with out it you will not have your life that you live today.
Debate Round No. 3
BRANDOYOUNG

Con

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jgates

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
BRANDOYOUNG

Con

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jgates

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Cohen: unless you have an outlaw government.Like Nazi Germany and japan.Then the whole world went wild.The only difference I can see between hitler and Obama is the second amendment.
Posted by Cohen_Graham 2 years ago
Cohen_Graham
Obviously, Government is very important, don't count on yourself because if there are no laws implemented by the government, the world would go wild.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Of course it is. We need courts to enforce civil laws and to enforce contract law. And we need a strong military.Civilian( local and state police), and for the national defense. All other government is corrupt and should never have been implemented. Because people are flawed and will do corrupt things if there is no consequences for their actions.
Posted by BRANDOYOUNG 2 years ago
BRANDOYOUNG
It's for a class, not a real debate of course Government is necessary
Posted by SnowyOxygen 2 years ago
SnowyOxygen
A silly debate for which the answer is obviously "Yes".
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
bladerunner060
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Reasons for voting decision: Multiple forfeits from both sides made this debate completely fizzle out. I'm nulling it.