The Instigator
Pro (for)
0 Points
The Contender
Con (against)
4 Points

Is freedom more important than security

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 1 vote the winner is...
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/12/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,555 times Debate No: 26176
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (2)
Votes (1)




From my point of view, security is more important than freedom. First of all let us take look at the definition of security. "Is the state of being secured." Without security, people's lives are at risk. The reason is that people think that they have the right and freedom to do whatever they like, but they eventually end up abusing their lives. so if there is security their lives are much more safer than freedom.


Security is less important than freedom.

Holding back on security, which can often just be driven by the government's arbitrary interest, is less important than freedom, which is a fundamental human right; being protected by a government is not a human right, nor is it vaguely resemblant of one. Also, one cannot have security without freedom; rephrased, people must have the freedom to provide/receive security. Freedom without (or with minimal) security, however, is possible.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 1


Bernard forfeited this round.


InVinoVeritas forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
2 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 2 records.
Posted by InVinoVeritas 5 years ago
Note the word limit... haha
Posted by smuggler 5 years ago
i support u bernard go forward buddy :)
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by AlwaysMoreThanYou 5 years ago
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:04 
Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited and failed to uphold a burden of proof. That aside, Con's arguments were marginally more convincing.