The Instigator
Huitt85
Con (against)
Winning
1 Points
The Contender
Blue_Hood
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points

Privacy

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Huitt85
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/15/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Huitt85

Con

I think that if the government did get involved with our online privacy, it would just be ruined. They would be so caught up in our online life that everything else would fall. Everyone would be worried about how they "research" on the Internet. Just think, all the hackers, terrorist, and criminals would be against this which would cause more chaos. "One man thinks justice consists in paying debts, and has no measure in his abhorrence of another who is very remiss in this duty and makes the creditor wait tediously. But that second man has his own way of looking at things; asks himself Which debt must I pay first, the debt to the rich, or the debt to the poor? the debt of money or the debt of thought to mankind, of genius to nature? For you, O broker, there is not other principle but arithmetic. For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred; Ralph Waldo Emerson.
With justice also comes injustice. With all of that being said, I humbly ask for a negative ballot. A by signing aff. you agree to all of your privacy to be ruined. The government can see anything at any time. With a neg. you agree that our privacy should be OUR privacy. Thank you for your time.
Blue_Hood

Pro

I believe that the government should be allowed access to our online information. The reason as to why is because they are just doing their job and trying to protect the nation as a whole. If they believe that there is suspicious activity going on then they should have the right to view it. No one should be worried about privacy on the Internet because they are the ones putting out all their information. If you are truly worried about someone seeing anything about your private life then don't put it on the Internet for everyone to see. Information that an individual would like to keep private should not be on the Internet in the first place.
Debate Round No. 1
Huitt85

Con

The government shouldn't be involved at all in our privacy. Our search history, website visits, and ect. Should be our business. We should have a right to keep everything of ours to ourselves. We as people deserve to be trusted and monitered by our government. We the people should have our freedom!
Blue_Hood

Pro

Blue_Hood forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by Lexus 1 year ago
Lexus
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - con receives the conduct point because pro forfeited the last round, which is rarely acceptable in a debate of 2 rounds. | Neither side made a convincing argument as to why privacy is necessary or is not necessary. Con's argument about how the government would be caught up in our online lives, but he never really expands on this idea or shows why this is a negative aspect. Pro says that government should be allowed to view suspicious activity, but he never explains why this is important or how much crime would be deterred or something. I wanted a link into the real world, not just bare assertions that something bad would happen. | Happy to clarify this RFD if you need me to.