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imabench
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The Contender
RatsGalore
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Resolved: The US government should ban love since its a class 1 narcotic

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imabench
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/4/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 747 times Debate No: 43390
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imabench

Pro

The Resolution is pretty straightforward, I believe that the US government should ban love since it is a class 1 narcotic.

Love is defined as that feeling you get in your heart when you see or think of someone spectacularly beautiful....

Class 1 narcotics are defined as Schedule 1 Narcotics that are highly illegal in the US, such as Meth or Heroin: http://en.wikipedia.org...

First round acceptance only, 4 rounds, 3000 characters
RatsGalore

Con

What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more
Oh, baby don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

What is love
Yeah

Oh, I don't know why you're not there
I give you my love, but you don't care
So what is right and what is wrong
Gimme a sign

What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more
What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

Whoa whoa whoa,oooh oooh
Whoa whoa whoa, oooh oooh

Oh, I don't know, what can I do
What else can I say, it's up to you
I know we're one, just me and you
I can't go on

What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more
What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

Whoa whoa whoa, oooh oooh
Whoa whoa whoa, oooh oooh

What is love, oooh, oooh, oooh
What is love, oooh, oooh, oooh

What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more

Don't hurt me
Don't hurt me

I want no other, no other lover
This is your life, our time
When we are together, I need you forever
Is it love

What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more
What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more (oooh,oooh)

What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more
What is love
Oh baby, don't hurt me
Don't hurt me no more (oooh,oooh)

What is love?

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com...

I just provided the full song (What is love? by Haddaway)

Main Argument.
-As you can see in the song. It repeatedly asks, "What is love?"
-It also is saying "Oh baby, don't hurt me."

My analysis:
The narrator is asking for love.
Since love heals the soul. Love will not hurt, but only relieve the tension with his "baby". Love has no negative side effects like meth or heroine. We don't call meth an emotion. We don't call heroine an emotion. Heroine and meth unlock the emotion. They unlock love unnaturally. That is why it is bad is because it is being unlocked unnaturally. But if love is unlocked naturally by your definition it should be justified.
"Love is defined as that feeling you get in your heart when you see or think of someone spectacularly beautiful...."

Conclusion.
Then it is completely natural and shall not be illegal. Since one cannot control the self emotions like love. That's why adrenaline rushes aren't illegal.

:) thanks
Debate Round No. 1
imabench

Pro

Way to miss the 'FIRST ROUND ACCEPTANCE ONLY' condition that was explicitly stated in round 1. Im guessing that your failure to see that condition highly suggests that your are high out of your mind on love, which has effected your reading ability....

Whatever, lets see what your arguments are..

"-As you can see in the song. It repeatedly asks, "What is love?" "

Yeah, and thats because love is such a huge drug that it can mess you up and cause you to not even remember what the hell the thing you just drugged yourself with even is!




"-It also is saying "Oh baby, don't hurt me." "

That right there is first-hand testimony that love does in fact hurt people both physically and psychologically!




"Since love heals the soul. Love will not hurt"

Ok 1) Love most certainly does NOT heal the soul.... Love will tear the soul to shreds and then eat its body in front of its children...

2) Love most certainly DOES hurt...... Love can send you into an endless depression for months, maybe even years, and have you tried getting over someone YOU HAVENT EVEN DATED? Love most certainly DOES hurt people, thats why 2/3rds of all love songs sound like the singer is getting a prostate exam with a rusty spatula.



" Love has no negative side effects like meth or heroine"

LOLOLOL yeah right.... Side effects of being in love:

Doing really stupid stuff
Questioning your entire existence
Constantly thinking about someone as a result of love
Fantasizing over being in an impossibly great relationship with someone
Heart Palpitations
Sweating
Coming down with 'Stupid-brain' when talking to someone while on love
Jealousy when that same person so much as even talks to someone else
Putting hoes before bros
In extreme cases - Suicide and death
In even extremer cases - MARRIAGE

Love has COUNTLESS negative side effects that could completely derail someone's life. To claim that love has no negative side effects is the equivalent of saying that the opinions section is a great addition to DDO....... Which is a completely false statement to make




"Then it is completely natural and shall not be illegal."

Just because something is natural it doesnt mean it should be legal dipstick..... You know what else is natural? BEARS.



RatsGalore

Con

RatsGalore forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
imabench

Pro

Every time.... EVERY - TIME
RatsGalore

Con

RatsGalore forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
RatsGalore

Con

I accept, Better????

After reading all of your refutes I notice that they are all false.

All of your arguments are explaining the lack of love one would have. I'm sure that if one is In love, one would not kill them self.

You say sweating... So should hot weather be banned too? Or how about sports that cause sweating?

"Just because something is natural it doesn't mean it should be legal dipstick..... You know what else is natural? BEARS. "
Bears aren't banned from existence. So you prove my point. Natural things shouldn't be banned.

Main Arguments/Conclusion
1 You didn't fully refute my conclusion.
2 You never gave me a good reason why it should be banned.
3 You thought I was going to forfeit all of the rounds but I didn't. BIG MISTAKE
4 I also like your last round argument. Are you trying to sway voters your way?
5 You gave me no sources to the "negative side affects of love."
6 I will post a part of my conclusion that you didn't refute.
"Since one cannot control the self emotions like love. That's why adrenaline rushes aren't illegal."
You cant ban emotions.

7 This argument is crucial. YOU would not be alive if this didn't happen to you when you were a baby. If you lacked psychological affection you could die!!!!!! Studies have proved this. Sorry, we were all born to love..... :)

Sources for argument 7.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
http://www.psychologytoday.com...
http://message.snopes.com...
8 Guess what, even though I forfeited officially two rounds. The voters will see you forfeited as well. In round 3 I quote "Every time.... EVERY - TIME" has nothing to do with the debate. Also I quote in round 4 "Vote Pro" really? I ask myself. You took the easy way out. You never made any arguments of your own. Which is sad. Voters have a mind of their own. Don't tell them to vote your way. Don't be a beggar.

Thanks
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
This being a troll debate has nothing to do with the problems of casting a Fluff Vote (assuming you are not an alt account, as your name and behavior seem to imply).

Fluff Vote being a special subcategory of votevombing, whereas the voter feeling deep passion for one debater/argument, fluffs the vote with unwarranted points to try to artificially tip the vote spread to their favor.
Posted by SRiashy 3 years ago
SRiashy
Vote please : http://www.debate.org... (if interested)
Posted by InfiniteBears 3 years ago
InfiniteBears
Even if it was a troll debate, I thought argument 7 was good
Posted by imabench 3 years ago
imabench
infinite its a troll debate you idiot, not a serious one....
Posted by imabench 3 years ago
imabench
its a troll debate you idiot....
Posted by kyudisease 3 years ago
kyudisease
Somewhat of a farce, really, considering that love is intangible and therefore cannot be considered a drug or substance.

1drug noun \G2;drəg: a substance that is used as a medicine

: an illegal and often harmful substance (such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, or marijuana) that people take for pleasure

sub"stance noun \G2;səb-stən(t)s: a material of a particular kind

: a drug that is considered harmful and whose use is controlled by law or made illegal

http://www.merriam-webster.com...
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Posted by thett3 3 years ago
thett3
Damn right...lock those hopeless romantics up and throw away the key
Posted by Magic8000 3 years ago
Magic8000
He's got a point

http://www.psychologytoday.com...
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Thinking about this, all the best presidents were not afflicted by this addiction. Clinton, Kennedy, Lincoln.
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Reasons for voting decision: Yeah pro, don't be a begger... Anyway between the double nose dive on conduct, and the only arguments against the resolution (refuted at that) counted being a Rick Roll, pro easily takes this. ... Also snopes.com is great, a message board (even on a great domain like theirs) is not.
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Reasons for voting decision: forfeit and the fact that Con just went for it in R1 that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic and did not just simply accept the debate
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Reasons for voting decision: Wow, I have been following this debate since it started. When RatsGalore forfeited round 2 and 3 i thought this would be an easy win for imabench. But i was wrong. RatsGalore came back in the last round and bit imabench like a snake. His arguments were almost perfection. 7 and 8 hit me hard and im going to have to vote his way. I cant give anyone conduct since in argument 8 in the last round convinced me. Ratsgalore had better sources and arguments and grammar. That is all I can give.
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Reasons for voting decision: Haddaway asks, "what is love?" PRO answers: something really dangerous. It apparently causes doing really stupid stuff, questioning your entire existence, constantly thinking about someone as a result of love, fantasizing over being in an impossibly great relationship with someone, heart Palpitations, sweating, Coming down with 'Stupid-brain' when talking to someone while on love, jealousy when that same person so much as even talks to someone else, putting hoes before bros, in extreme cases - Suicide and death and in even extremer cases - MARRIAGE. The horror. CON also nearly FF'd, so conduct to PRO.