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DinoClaire
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VeryHornyCaterpillar3
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People with mental illnesses should not be allowed out on the streets because they're crazy.

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Started: 6/22/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DinoClaire

Con

Straight-to-the-point 4-round debate. 4th round, no new arguments, only summary and closing statement. Keep your arguments short, thank you.
Please do not bring up the whole "Nature vs Nurture" thing.

Definition
Mental illnesses: any mental condition, psychotic or non
Pro will define any other terms as wanted
VeryHornyCaterpillar3

Pro

Anyone not on par with the standard mental condition of the world should not be allowed to mingle with those of better fortune. These mentally ill people act as an annoyance to the rest of society, and should stay within the confines of their own home under the supervision of someone with a better mental state.

Every person would take a visit to a restaurant without a mentally ill person moaning in their ear rather than the opposite. Government shouldn't take extreme force in enforcing this, but instead should be peacefully firm in getting the mentally ill people off the streets so that the normal people can enjoy themselves more.
Debate Round No. 1
DinoClaire

Con

I would first like to challenge your definition of "normal" - who gets to say who is normal and who is not? Let's say, in a room whereby 8 out of 10 of the people in the room have mental conditions, would it not be "normal" to have a mental condition, because most of the people there have mental condition?

Also, not all mentally ill people would be moaning into people's ears at restaurants because, contrary to popular belief, not all people with mental conditions are psychotic and completely out of control. It is only due to the stigma attached to the term "mental condition". I quote Mary O'Hara, 'when it comes to mental health, the diagnostic labels matters far beyond their clinical applications. A diagnosis all too quickly becomes a label by which an individual is defined and judged, which in turn becomes a catalyst for stigma and discrimination' [ref: http://bit.ly...]

I counter-propose that people who display psychotic symptoms be allowed out with a guardian of stable mental condition, while those who do not display psychotic symptoms should be allowed out on their own, perhaps with a guardian who will check on them once in awhile.
VeryHornyCaterpillar3

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
DinoClaire

Con

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VeryHornyCaterpillar3

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
DinoClaire

Con

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VeryHornyCaterpillar3

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
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