The Instigator
smelisox
Pro (for)
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The Contender
flippo135
Con (against)
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Prisoners should have the right to vote

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flippo135
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/19/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 396 times Debate No: 76699
Debate Rounds (5)
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Votes (2)

 

smelisox

Pro

First round is not acceptance, but also debating. Please state your arguments as well as acceptance.
flippo135

Con

Prisoners are people who have done things that against the law. And we as a country are voting for some one who is able to change the law so why should they be given the right? Also they are in a cell , so how convenient should that be? It would have to taken by special forces to take the votes and they all have to be done in one day! How stressful would that be? How about if the people didn't have time to collect all the results up? That would cause major problems. And how about if someone abused the voting papers? And sent a dirty message or secret code that wasn't permitted? They wouldn't know different. We can't change this now! This has been the law for a long time? So why change now? Why the change of heart? These are dirty, scumbags we are talking about villains, criminals! They wouldn't even care. So what's the point? Well to be quite honest there isn't a point!
Debate Round No. 1
smelisox

Pro

smelisox forfeited this round.
flippo135

Con

Why would you want to let someone who abuses The law able to vote for someone to govern the law???! I think it is just plain stupid.
Debate Round No. 2
smelisox

Pro

smelisox forfeited this round.
flippo135

Con

Thank you for setting this argument up, but you really need to follow up of the commitment you set up. It is just plain dumb that I should have to waste my time. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
smelisox

Pro

Then why should the old vote? If they die after voting yet die before the law is passed, you're changing the law for someone who no longer is alive and it won't affect said person.
flippo135

Con

The old are important in this world because they do things in this world. E,g. Buy things, ride transport etc. Unlike prisoners who are in a cell and they do not contribute to this world what so ever. Do they buy things? No. So there's you're answer. If prisoners don't do anything to contribute to this world then why give them a chance to vote? Well don't!
Debate Round No. 4
smelisox

Pro

smelisox forfeited this round.
flippo135

Con

flippo135 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by stargate 1 year ago
stargate
Well this is a easy win for con.
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
Midnight1131
smelisoxflippo135Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: FF by Pro, who forfeited 3 rounds, whereas Con only forfeited one round at the end.
Vote Placed by Purple_Potato 1 year ago
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smelisoxflippo135Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct goes to Con because Pro forfeited 3/5 rounds. Con made valid points whereas Pro did not. Easy peasy.