The Instigator
GarretKadeDupre
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The Contender
AshleysTrueLove
Con (against)
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0 Points

Promoting A Federal Drug Ban is not in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church

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GarretKadeDupre
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/6/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 677 times Debate No: 28956
Debate Rounds (3)
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GarretKadeDupre

Pro

I thank AshleysTrueLove in case he accepts this brief debate.
AshleysTrueLove

Con

I accept :)
Debate Round No. 1
GarretKadeDupre

Pro

Thank you for accepting. :D

The federal government, according to the Church, should not encroach on a person's freedom, which includes that of using drugs:

"[M]en should act on their own judgment, enjoying and making use of a responsible freedom, not driven by coercion but motivated by a sense of duty. [...] [C]onstitutional limits should be set to the powers of government, in order that there may be no encroachment on the rightful freedom of the person [...]" (1)

(1) DIGNITATIS HUMANAE
AshleysTrueLove

Con

AshleysTrueLove forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
GarretKadeDupre

Pro

My opponent seems to have forfeited. I'm disappointed; nevertheless, I will build on my defense of the resolution.

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Excessive intervention by the state can threaten personal freedom and initiative." (1) I contend that a federal drug ban qualifies as excessive intervention by the state. Thus, promoting one is not in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church

I will wait patiently for Con's rebuttal.

(1) CCC SEC. 1883
AshleysTrueLove

Con

AshleysTrueLove forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by GarretKadeDupre 4 years ago
GarretKadeDupre
Haha xD
Posted by AshleysTrueLove 4 years ago
AshleysTrueLove
meme face at Garret :)
Posted by AlwaysMoreThanYou 4 years ago
AlwaysMoreThanYou
Interesting.
Posted by GarretKadeDupre 4 years ago
GarretKadeDupre
Grrr why do people always tell me it's too short
Posted by AshleysTrueLove 4 years ago
AshleysTrueLove
Grrr you make your debates too short
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Vote Placed by AlwaysMoreThanYou 4 years ago
AlwaysMoreThanYou
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Reasons for voting decision: Unfortunately, we have a forfeit.
Vote Placed by 16kadams 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF