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Should Human Rights Be Sacrificed For Peace?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/9/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Daniel62401

Con

NO, because every one has there own definition of peace. we could be asking for war and we don't even know it.
tyleremery2383

Pro

I accept this debate and will be playing devil's advocate. This should be fun! Good luck to you, Con!

Everyone does indeed have their own definition of peace. Here is the objective definition of peace, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

- a state in which there is no war or fighting
- an agreement to end a war
- a period of time when there is no war or fighting
(http://www.merriam-webster.com...)

That sounds nice, doesn't it? A little bit of freedom is a small price to pay for peace.
Debate Round No. 1
Daniel62401

Con

yes but peace is also defined by opinions
tyleremery2383

Pro

I understand that peace has subjective meanings; you stated that in round 1. However, for the purpose of the debate we must choose a definition for clarity.

Let's give an example: penitentiaries. Inmates are given free protection, as well as other things including free food, free sleeping arrangements, free clothes, free reading material/education, free exercise equipment, free intramurals, free jobs, and a daily routine with no surprises. All they lose is their freedom. It would be nice to have everything free like that. If it were me, I would be relaxing with a good book or perhaps playing sports outside in the fresh air during my free time. Not having to worry about groceries would help people's individual lives be more peaceful too.

I now hand over the virtual podium to Con. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
Daniel62401

Con

Daniel62401 forfeited this round.
tyleremery2383

Pro

I wish to extend all arguments. Thank you for a good debate!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Vajrasattva-LeRoy 2 years ago
Vajrasattva-LeRoy
NO.

As Benjamin Franklin stated:
"Those who surrender freedom for security will not receive,
nor do they deserve, either one. "

As Winston Churchill said:
"Britain (under Chamberlain) & France had to choose between War & Dishonor.
They chose Dishonor.
They will have War. "
"We will never surrender. "
Posted by Josh_debate 2 years ago
Josh_debate
Without human rights, there would be no peace
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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