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GUMMYBEARS
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LuckyStars
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Should kids be allowed to bring med. to school then take it under adult supervision?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/2/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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GUMMYBEARS

Con

I am against it because first of all kids shouldn't be bringing med. to school.
LuckyStars

Pro

By ".med." I assume Con means medicine.

Thanks for making this argument Con.

Con states in his arguments that he is against bringing "med." To school is because they shouldn't be taking it.

This is clearly the circular logical fallacy, meaning the conclusion is "hidden" in the premise.

Let's look at his argument:

1. children shouldn't be bringing med. To school.
2. Therefore, children should not be bringing medicine to school with them.

Clearly, his argument is fallacious and therefore fails.

My arguments:

The Rights of The Children:

The children are not stripped of there rights when they are in a school area. Children deserve to have medicine, as long as it is taken under adult supervision like my Opponent said.

The adult would ensure that the children would not take to much, or to little, but allow them to have the ordered amount of meds each day, week, etc.

The Risk of Health Problems:

Don't you run the risk of a child's life when depriving them of medicine? It seems that if say little Johnny wasn't allowed to bring his inhaler to Gym Class, he would be at great risk of having an asthma attack and potentially dying if he is not brought to the hospital. Or that another young child would have terrible allergies and not be able to fix it, because she won't be allowed to.

There are countless scenarios I could think of where severe health problems would be involved.

And this brings me to me last point.

The Parents Would Leave the School System:

If severe problems were brought to our parents attention,they would home school there children. This is not to say that it is bad for the children to be homeschooled, but it would cause our teachers to lose jobs purely because of a useless law.

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Debate Round No. 1
GUMMYBEARS

Con

GUMMYBEARS forfeited this round.
LuckyStars

Pro

Vote Pro if Con doesn't come back.
Debate Round No. 2
GUMMYBEARS

Con

GUMMYBEARS forfeited this round.
LuckyStars

Pro

This was pretty much what I expected...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Wylted 3 years ago
Wylted
If kids don't take meds to school, how will they sell them to other kids?

It's wrong to take away somebody's only source of income.
Posted by LuckyStars 3 years ago
LuckyStars
The sister?
Posted by Angie1 3 years ago
Angie1
med = medication?

Well of course they should be allowed to take to school and take it under supervision because what if it's something the child needs to take. But I think really the best solution is if the parents take the medication to the sister at the school. Every school has one. The child must either report to the office or the sickroom to get meds.
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Vote Placed by The_Scapegoat_bleats 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made an entirely uncontested argument, whilst Con forfeited before making an argument.