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rougeagent21
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BishMasterJr
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LD style debate-NATIONAL QUALIFIERS TOPIC

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/16/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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rougeagent21

Pro

True to the title, this debate will be as close to LD style as you can get on this site. If you accept this debate, you agree to adhere to all of the rules listed. Here is how its going to work:

Round 1
Introductions, points of clarification

Round 2
Affirmative constructive
Negative CX (3 one-sentence questions only)
Negative Constructive

Round 3
Affirmative answers
Affirmative CX (3 one-sentence questions only)
Affirmative Rebuttal
Negative Rebuttal and voters

Round 4
Affirmative voters
Negative-forfeit

Additional rules-
Only LD debaters may vote. Each side may ONLY ADDRESS VOTERS when listed. Each side may only have five voters maximum. The negative WILL FORFEIT in the last round, as in LD, affirmative speaks last. Please limit to three questions, one sentence each. If there are any questions, post them in the comments or in the first round. Good luck! The resolution is as follows:

Resolved, Vigilantism is justified when the government fails to enforce the law
BishMasterJr

Con

LD eh? I have done my fair share. Did you qualify? If so, I will be happy to debate you on the Nationals Topic as well after this. I myself made it in Student Congress (Profile Pic). But I am well versed in the debate of LD too. The way you have it set up seems to match the actual style. So I'm ready whenever you are. :D
Debate Round No. 1
rougeagent21

Pro

Well, I am at a bit of a loss. It seems that my case was deleted from my computer. My deepest apologies to my opponent. I can write a new case, but it would take a day or two. If it is all right with my opponent, I would propose a new format?

Round 3
AFF constructive
Neg rebuttal
Neg Constructive

Round 4
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I know this is a large change, but I see it as the only option to continue the debate. Is my opponent in agreement?
BishMasterJr

Con

BishMasterJr forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
rougeagent21

Pro

My opponent hasn't been on for quite a while, and has forfeited all of his recent debates. I hope he has not forgotten, but I will not waste time with an argument until he is on. I hope you get on soon!
BishMasterJr

Con

BishMasterJr forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
rougeagent21

Pro

Sorry about this guys. Well, I guess I will make a short argument so there can be a winner.

One can reason that the duty of the government is first and foremost to protect its citizens. If the government fails to enforce the law, it fails in its duty. Who now upholds the law? If not vigilantes, then certainly no one will. Therefore, to ensure a more safe society, it is necessary.
BishMasterJr

Con

BishMasterJr forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by rougeagent21 8 years ago
rougeagent21
That would be awesome, thanks.
Posted by BishMasterJr 8 years ago
BishMasterJr
Yea, the new format works for me. I'll wait until my time is almost up to post my actual post for round 2, that will give you 4 days instead of 2.
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Vote Placed by TFranklin62 7 years ago
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Vote Placed by rougeagent21 7 years ago
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