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SouthernPride12334
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thatoneguyyouonceknew
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Is america an evil country?

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thatoneguyyouonceknew
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/14/2015 Category: Places-Travel
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SouthernPride12334

Con

America is not an evil country, for we have made some bad choices that makes our country look bad, but overall we are the greatest country in the world.
thatoneguyyouonceknew

Pro

I will take the Pro argument. America is overall an evil country. Although there is good in America, there is more evil.
Debate Round No. 1
SouthernPride12334

Con

Explain to me how....
thatoneguyyouonceknew

Pro

I assume that Con has probably been born and raised in the United States of America. I have as well. Most people want to believe that they live a good life. That is apparent in third-world countries where children seem to maintain their happiness regardless of their circumstances. Likewise, many people have the Fundamentalist view that all people are inherently good. This is not true. As a Christian, I define evil as any sin and/or socially immoral act. The problem is, everyone does these things, and most people LIKE doing these things regardless of how they affect others. Therefore, people are not inherently good, but must instead strive to be good.
There are many sins that have long been viewed as discussing and vile. Like Lying. (You all thought I was going to start an entirely different debate didn't you?:) Even though we all know that lying is completely immoral, many Americans accept lying as sometimes moral. We like to blur the lines as we walk closer to them in order to view ourselves as "good." Just because we think ourselves as good, doesn't mean we are (ex: Hitler didn't view himself as evil).

I've told you why many citizens are evil (without even going into crime, that would take all day). Now let's talk briefly about our government. In since 1776, The United States has participated in nearly 100 wars. Many of these wars were small and brief, but they all hold death. Many of these wars were not entirely justified, but as the saying goes, "The Victor gets to tell the story." And America has won most of them. To this day Americans continue to oppress others, either out of revenge greed, or just evil individuals. There is more evil than good in America.
Debate Round No. 2
SouthernPride12334

Con

Well for one America is the top christian country in the world and yes the government is evil not America its self. The founders of America never meant for the people who are in the government now to do the crap they have been doing.
thatoneguyyouonceknew

Pro

Con argues that America was never intended to be an evil country when it was founded. This is irrelevant, as it does not alter the fact that America is now an evil country. The fact that there are a large number of people who call themselves Christian does not change this.
Debate Round No. 3
SouthernPride12334

Con

SouthernPride12334 forfeited this round.
thatoneguyyouonceknew

Pro

thatoneguyyouonceknew forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by thatoneguyyouonceknew 2 years ago
thatoneguyyouonceknew
I am assuming that argument is void for the sake of debate. You are right of course.
Posted by GoOrDin 2 years ago
GoOrDin
You cannot call a Nation evil. The people are not united in a country, therefor it represent both the good and the bad in society.
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Reasons for voting decision: Aside from the fact that America is not a Christian nation anymore so Con's main point is rendered entirely false. Pro didn't rebut this but wins anyway as Con's entire case fell flat when they couldn't rebut a single point Pro raised and instead relies on religion as the sole factor to determine if a country is evil or not, which Pro explain was irrelevant to the malice of the actions taken by that nation.