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Mrihearvoices
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The Contender
Upriser
Pro (for)
Losing
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Ronald Reagan was the greatest American president ever.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/9/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mrihearvoices

Con

This should be a very interesting debate. It seems like many people on DDO
The idea of this one is to have 5 fairly short rounds. We'll look at the statistics and accomplishments of Ron Reagan.
Rules: No trolling, no personal attacks, or anything of that nature.

Round 1 - Acceptance
Rounds 2, 3, and 4 - Clash
Round 5 - Closing Statements (no new arguments)

May the best win!

And one last thing: I would like to have the focus of the debate stay on Reagan, not other presidents, for the most part.
Upriser

Pro

First to state off, thank you for posting this debate which I have accepted. In this debate, you will have to prove to me why Ronald Reagon is greater than any other president to ever hold office in the United States. Before we begin, let me restate that you asserted "The idea of this one is to have 5 fairly short rounds." Do you mean that each round will be quick and clear cut? Or are you infering that 5 rounds will be short?
Debate Round No. 1
Mrihearvoices

Con

Ronald Reagan was NOT the greatest Amerian president ever. I give some examples to show you why in this round:
1. Reagan helped fund terrorists in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union, which, as we all know now, has caused one of the worst attacks on U.S. soil in recent times.
2. Reagan raised the debt ceiling 18 times, more than any other president.
3. Reagan did cut taxes, but only for those with the highest incomes. He raised taxes several times as president.
I thank my opponent and look forward to seeing his response.

Sources:
http://www.politifact.com...
http://occupy316.org...
Upriser

Pro

Upriser forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Mrihearvoices

Con

Aaaand that's unfortunate. I had some great followups planned to the previous rounds. I hope you'll be able to come back for the next rounds.
Upriser

Pro

Upriser forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Upriser

Pro

Upriser forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Upriser

Pro

Upriser forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
Con 2012
Posted by Upriser 4 years ago
Upriser
Continue with your arguements
Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
And I meant each round would be much preferred fairly short.
Posted by Mrihearvoices 4 years ago
Mrihearvoices
So we'll continue? Perfect. Because that was the second time someone's accepted, not realizing that they accepted pro.
Posted by Upriser 4 years ago
Upriser
Ah my mistake. Didn't see that I was on the pro side. For the sake of this debate however, I will not concede and therefore will be challenging your belief for an intellectual debate :P
Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
I am sorry, but I cannot do this as I am on vacation and rarely use the compute now.
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Vote Placed by Ore_Ele 4 years ago
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