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Noam Chomsky should be shot for treason

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/21/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Alk09

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Noam Chomsky is an anarchist, but unlike most suburban anarchist kids, he actually has more than just a brain stem. He makes anarchism seem like an intellectual philosophy and writes essays on the foreign policy of the US. Every god-fearing American knows that he's an America-hating liberal who should be shot for treason.
JBlake

Con

I would like to thank Alk07 for proposing this topic.

First, I will get some key definitions out of the way.

Treason: The U.S. Constitution (Article III, Section 3) defines treason as levying war against the U.S.; or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.
(Source: U.S. Constitution, Art. III, Sec. 3 - http://www.constitution.org...)

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Application to Noam Chomsky
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Pro has not met his burden in this debate, which is to show that Noam Chomsky's actions are applicable to treason law (defined by the constitution as stated above). Pro will have to show that Prof. Chomsky has levied war against the U.S., or has given aid or comfort to the enemies of the U.S.
Debate Round No. 1
Alk09

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for joining this highly intellectual debate.
But Noam Chomsky is an ANARCHIST so he should be shot!
RULE 1
anarchists are evil satanic worshipers who want to end the world
therefore Noam Chosmsky is comiting treason
JBlake

Con

Anarchism is not related to satanism, worshipers of sataniam, or people bent on world destruction.

More importantly, it is not related to the necessary components of the U.S. law regarding treason: "Levying war against the U.S.; or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort."

Anarchism is defined as a political philosophy whose followers believe that government is an unnecessary burden on society.
(http://en.wikipedia.org...)

A political philosophy cannot be inherently violent. Some of its adherents might be, but the philosophy itself is not. As such, most anarchists do not violently oppose the state. Noam Chomsky is among these.

I will again reiterate Pro's burden. He must show that Noam Chomsky has actively levied war against the U.S., or provided and and comfort to her enemies; or has conspired to levy war against the U.S., or conspired to provide aid and comfort to her enemies.

Good Luck.
Debate Round No. 2
Alk09

Pro

Alk09 forfeited this round.
JBlake

Con

Unfortunately my opponent has been absent and unable to make his third round argument. I ask that readers do not disqualify him for this reason alone. There are still two rounds in which he can make an argument.

My argument extends to the next round.
Debate Round No. 3
Alk09

Pro

Alk09 forfeited this round.
JBlake

Con

Another forfeit. Hopefully Pro returns to make an argument in the final round.

Arguments extend.
Debate Round No. 4
Alk09

Pro

Alk09 forfeited this round.
JBlake

Con

Another forfeit without making a single viable argument. The winner of this debate should be clear.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by innomen 6 years ago
innomen
Chomsky's a loathsome man, and very odd. He lives in my home town and knew of his son in school (a couple years younger than i).
Posted by leet4A1 7 years ago
leet4A1
Noam Chomsky de man.
Posted by brian_eggleston 7 years ago
brian_eggleston
Ditto that.
Posted by Vi_Veri 7 years ago
Vi_Veri
lol how disappointing. GJ, JBlake
Posted by GregM 7 years ago
GregM
Topic was always going to be a hard one to argue from Pros point of view.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Easy win for CON.
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