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ConservativePolitico
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KungFuDinosaur
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Short Debate Series: The Great Wall of Mexico

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/6/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ConservativePolitico

Pro

I affirm that the United States should build a Great Wall of China style wall on the US-Mexico border to increase border security.

Not a fence, a wall, with guard towers placed periodically.

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KungFuDinosaur

Con

Hello, I will be taking the con side of this argument. Good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
ConservativePolitico

Pro

Jobs

With the US jobs numbers still in a historic slump it would be beneficial to create a large public works project to boost the numbers. If you're unemployed or have part time work and want more we'll ship you to the border to do government sponsored public works. This would be beneficial in getting Americans back to work, bulking them up via labor and creating a beneficial public works project. Then we'd have to man it with agents. Jobs on jobs!

Security

A lot of people scoff at the idea of a fence which can be easily jumped, scaled and burrowed under but try getting over a massive stone wall. We could smooth it down so the face was slick and slippery, no grip, no mercy. You couldn't tunnel under it because we'd sink the foundation at least ten feet under ground. Good luck jumping that! Also, we'll make the top wide enough so that border patrol agents can ride along its length between the guard towers on mopeds. The travel will be quick and allow people to make zippy continuous patrols of the top of the wall. By the time you get to the top you'll probably be spotted by a scooter guard and then apprehended. The border will never have been more secure!

Feasibility

I'm sure my opponent is going to whine that this is not a feasible proposition. Well they'll be wrong. The wall which this wall has been inspired by, the Great Wall of China, is over 13,000 miles long. [1] And it was built in ancient times! The US-Mexico border is a paltry 1,969 miles long, less than one sixth that of the Great Wall. [1] If ancient Chinese peasants, armed with rudimentary tools and a slave driver can build a stone wall over 13k miles long, our modern workers can make one on our border too.

Tourism and Wonder

We'd have our own Great Wall! People would come from all over the country to get a glimpse of this massive feat of engineering. Tourism would flourish in the Southwestern US. People would stand in wonder at our achievement and perhaps it would even be considered a modern classic. What an accomplishment! The guard towers can double as tourist stops (some of them) and people could even rent scooters and take a realistic guard scoot around the wall top! Security, tourism AND wonder?! Why hasn't this wall been built yet?

So, this wall will create jobs, secure our border, is completely feasible and would generate tourism and prestige for the United States. Therefore, we should build this wall!

[1] http://www.whitehousedossier.com...
KungFuDinosaur

Con

KungFuDinosaur forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ConservativePolitico

Pro

Shame.

Extend all arguments.
KungFuDinosaur

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
ConservativePolitico

Pro

Extend.

Adios.
KungFuDinosaur

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Reasons for voting decision: FF. It would appear the kung fu is weak in this dinosaur.