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arrowjaw
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The Contender
Tmurdock
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Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillanc

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after 1 vote the winner is...
Tmurdock
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/7/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 374 times Debate No: 80635
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arrowjaw

Pro

Hello Esteemed Debaters and Observers Alike,

My name is arrowjaw, and today I am presenting a debate topic I wish to argue with an opponent. This debate has been created in all seriousness and I expect it to be argued thus. Please only accept this debate if you wish to debate seriously, no trolls, jokers, or fakers.

Rules and Regulations:
No Ad Hominem: No attacking the moral, mental, or physical intentions or state of being of an opponent.
No Kritiks
Respect all debaters, commenters, and others
All unsupported evidence can and may be nullified: Provide citations, support, websites, etc...
Forfeiting a single round for personal reason is excepted, just continue on, any more than one is considered an actual loss.

Structure of the Round:

Round 1: Opening Statements, Words of Acceptance, Thanks, etc...
Round 2: Opening Arguments, Case Construction [Affirmative (Me) goes first)
Round 3: Rebuttal To Opponents Cases
Round 4: Rebuttals
Round 5: Last Rebuttals, Closing Case Construction, and Closing Words

A Note to the Voters/Judges: Do not vote for the side you agree with, but vote for the side that either convinced you or upheld their arguments the most.

Thank you for either judging the round, actually debating it, or just observing.
Tmurdock

Con

I accept the challenge. I as the negative will do my best to prove why we need the domestic surveillance we have today. Good luck. I am an Lincoln Douglas debater in high school and am a Junior. I hope to persuade you all to side with me. Good luck and thank you all.
Debate Round No. 1
arrowjaw

Pro

Hello,

I am extremely disapointed to state that I cannot postmy arguments for this round. This past week I got sick. Please go ahead and post your arguments and I will respond to them as normal.

Apologies to All
Tmurdock

Con

Contention 1: Why we have them. http://www.nationalreview.com...

Contention 2: How they work. https://nsa.gov1.info...

Contention 3: Why we need them and must negate. https://www.washingtonpost.com...

Conclusion: These companies are just doing their job. Please side with me. Any questions please message me.
Debate Round No. 2
arrowjaw

Pro

arrowjaw forfeited this round.
Tmurdock

Con

Tmurdock forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
arrowjaw

Pro

arrowjaw forfeited this round.
Tmurdock

Con

vote for me
Debate Round No. 4
arrowjaw

Pro

arrowjaw forfeited this round.
Tmurdock

Con

promises of answer my arguments never fulfilled. Vote for me
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by ColeTrain 1 year ago
ColeTrain
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