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JLiberty02134
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gingerbread-man
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Personal Bankruptcy is Anti-Libertarian

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/21/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JLiberty02134

Pro

To clarify, I will be arguing that the government's "forgiveness" of consumer debt through bankruptcy is wrong. Arguments will be focused on Ch. 7 bankruptcies.

The First Round will be for acceptance only and any additional definitions.

Libertarianism - A political philosophy that believes people should be allowed to do and say what they want, so long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of another person, without interference from the government.

Ch. 7 Bankruptcy - The legal process by which all obligations to pay all general unsecured debt is discharged (wiped away). Secured debt is rarely discharged in any bankruptcy.

Debt - Any obligation to pay another person/company. Debt can be contractual or court ordered (child support, lawsuits, etc...).

General unsecured debt - All debt that is not secured by any collateral property. Such debt includes, but is not limited to, credit cards, medical bills, and payday loans.

Secured debt - Any debt that is secured by some form of collateral property. Such debt includes, but is not limited to, home mortgages and car loans.
gingerbread-man

Con

I accept.....
Debate Round No. 1
JLiberty02134

Pro

JLiberty02134 forfeited this round.
gingerbread-man

Con

Looks as though this may be me talking to myself for another four rounds.

I will be arguing as per the expanded topic in round one that bankruptcy is not bad.

Bankruptcy is good as it allows for the forgiveness of debts to those that have got themselves into unsustainable financial positions.

Without this recourse, they and their families would become financial slaves to their creditors for the rest of their lives without any means of escape.

Although it may seem unfair for their creditors, they too have this avenue open to them so are given the exact same advantage. In addition debtor control is a primary business function that should be managed effectively to limit the financial impacts of the bankruptcy of debtors to businesses.
Debate Round No. 2
JLiberty02134

Pro

JLiberty02134 forfeited this round.
gingerbread-man

Con

Golly - have another three rounds to go of this...

My previous arguments remain unchallenged...
Debate Round No. 3
JLiberty02134

Pro

JLiberty02134 forfeited this round.
gingerbread-man

Con

As above....
Debate Round No. 4
JLiberty02134

Pro

JLiberty02134 forfeited this round.
gingerbread-man

Con

In conclusion, vote for me as my arguments stand unopposed.

and just to ensure that I have at least one reference...... (1)

(1).. https://nicetomeetyouimmike.files.wordpress.com...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TommyB12 1 year ago
TommyB12
A proper definition of libertarianism is in order: Libertarianism is a political philosophy that seeks to maximize personal and economic liberty and is grounded in the non-aggression principle .
Posted by JLiberty02134 1 year ago
JLiberty02134
See revised definitions
Posted by A341 1 year ago
A341
Are you meaning the american right wing version of libertarianism, the general want for social freedom or the traditional anarchist socialist meaning of libertarian?
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