The Instigator
Manmit
Con (against)
Winning
4 Points
The Contender
dit731
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points

People with Intolerable Views Should Not Allowed to Present their Intolerable Statements in Public.

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Manmit
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/15/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 475 times Debate No: 49161
Debate Rounds (3)
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Manmit

Con

People can have intolerable Views. They can lead to something good such as a country can become independent, such as what Gandhi did, or it can lead to racism and even suicide when people present mean views against others. Please debate and vote on what you think. I am against this idea. I think people should be allowed to present their views no matter what. See if you can defeat me.
dit731

Pro

I will take the Pro argument in this case, though I must say it's a shame that we are limited to 500 characters.

I will play devil's advocate and argue that people with intolerable views should not be allowed to present their views to the public. For the sake of having enough text to argue, let's say that both rounds 2 and 3 shall be devoted to making arguments and rebutting, forgetting the formalities of thanking your opponent. I'll do it now instead - thanks for this debate and good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
Manmit

Con

Everyone has the freedom of speech and therefor can say anything in public. If it hurts someone, it is that person's fault to believe what the other person is saying. You don't always have to believe every negative thing the person says. You can just ignore them. Also, no body can take the freedom of speech away and that is why the Founding Fathers had to write the Bill of Rights.
dit731

Pro

By assuming that the freedom of speech is guaranteed and by referencing the Bill of Rights, you constrain your argument by making it apply only to the US, while the truth is that intolerable views are dealt with differently elsewhere. If we look outside of the country to North Korea or such governments, views considered "intolerable" by the public and/or government were not publicly allowed, letting these regimes remain powerful and influential due to the repression of intolerable ideals.
Debate Round No. 2
Manmit

Con

So you are saying that a powerful government that controls EVERYTHING YOU SAY AND DO is good. You want the government to decide what is right and what is not right. If people had never presented their ideas, which the government considered "intolerable," then we would never have the countries we have today since all of them were under some other contries rule but rebelled for independence. EVERY COUNTRY. Also, not tolerating intolerable is also intolerable, If you think about it.
dit731

Pro

dit731 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Jevinigh 2 years ago
Jevinigh
A tolerant society tolerates intolerance. Besides, give a state the right to decide who's views are intolerable and you will quickly find any opposition to the status qou being suppressed under restriction laws -or-worse.
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Vote Placed by Geogeer 2 years ago
Geogeer
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeits. Points to con.