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PatriotPerson
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mack_paulson
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James K. Polk was a good president.

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Started: 3/7/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PatriotPerson

Pro

I believe that James K. Polk was a good president, and at times I even think he was the best.

First round is for acceptance.
Debate Round No. 1
PatriotPerson

Pro

1. Polk was a large supporter of the Manifest Destiny, which literally doubled the size of the country (maybe even tripled).

2. One of the only presidents to fulfill ALL of his campaign promises, and he only did so in one term.

All for this round.
mack_paulson

Con

mack_paulson forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
PatriotPerson

Pro

I extend my arguments until con makes more of his own.
mack_paulson

Con

mack_paulson forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
PatriotPerson

Pro

Oh well...
mack_paulson

Con

mack_paulson forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
PatriotPerson

Pro

Vote for me.
mack_paulson

Con

mack_paulson forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by whiteflame 2 years ago
whiteflame
What are you setting as the standard for being a "good president"? Is it based off of comparison to other presidents, and if so, how high on the list would he have to be to suffice as "good"? Or is there some other criterion that we should be basing that evaluation on? Essentially, I'd like to see what your burden of proof is.
Posted by GaryBacon 2 years ago
GaryBacon
How can you argue with They Might Be Giants?
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