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Kit-Kat0324
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Lexus
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School Uniforms

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/26/2015 Category: Fashion
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kit-Kat0324

Con

I don't think that schools should have school uniforms because children cannot express themselves. When you are young, it is vital to be able to express your personality and find out who you really are. The first amendment states that all individuals have the right to express themselves. With school uniforms, how are you supposed to do that?
Lexus

Pro

School uniforms are an act of defiance against the state as it exists. Any way to criticise the state so openly is through its future -- therefore, it can be seen that schools are the best way to do this.

I concede my opponent saying that uniforms are unconstitutional - but this is the exact reason why they are such a good thing.

School uniforms are an act of defiance against the Empire
Charlie Post, Review of Empire, 2002
  • According to Hardt and Negri 'the multitude has internalized the lack of place and fixed time; it is mobile and flexible, and it conceives the future only as a totality of possibilities that branch out in every direction.' (p. 380) Almost any act of 'negativity' - the refusal to work, migration from one part of the world to another, confrontations with the police, strike action - are equally powerful forms of resistance because 'the construction of Empire, and the globalization of economic and cultural relationships, means that the virtual center of Empire can be attacked from any point.' (p. 59)
Our act of defiance is directly attacking the norms that exist, the laws that are in place. Our act is an act of negativity - and this is the only way to attack the Empire.

The Empire has a tri-fecta of methods to intervene; The Empire can crush everyone militarily, morally, or judicially.
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, [Prof @ Duke;Prof @ ColleL8;ge International de Philosophie, 2000 “Empire” Harvard University Press, http://www.angelfire.com...] explain in detail that the Empire in the status quo can exist to crush anyone under any means that they deem necessary - the status quo of Empire loving and the rejection of school uniforms furthers this power, and will crush the future.

Government coercion causes the worst atrocities in history – every coercive policy justifies atrocities like the nightmares of Cambodia, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany
Browne '95 explains in depth that government coercion (see, government intervention within stopping school uniforms) gives the state unbelievable power. When we don't criticise, we give them the power to commit the worst atrocities in history - we can only stop another Holocaust if we affirm.

So, yeah, government is bad m'kay?
Debate Round No. 1
Kit-Kat0324

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Kit-Kat0324

Con

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Lexus

Pro

Attack the empire and vote pro.
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