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lolgirlup
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Should kids only watch t.v fridays saturday and sundays ?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/20/2014 Category: TV
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lolgirlup

Pro

Well yes because they can focus on there school and study for a test or a quiz or something however i do think they should have breaks in studying so maybe it depends but also they should study so they have stuff memorized in there brains .
MonetaryOffset

Con

I accept.

My adversary is affirming the resolution that children should only watch television on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Therefore, he bears the entirety of the burden of proof to affirm this resolution.

Pro begins by rendering the view that kids should focus on their schoolwork. However, focusing on schoolwork and watching television are not mutually exclusive. If anything, the ability to watch television helps and incentivizes kids in developing crucial time-management skills. Pro concedes that kids should take breaks between their work as a means of recharging in order to ensure they are prepared, sharp, and not worn out, so he effectively admits that focusing on strictly schoolwork 24/7 is not particularly healthy or beneficial. Even limiting the amount of time one watches television, perhaps to 10 to 15 minutes before bedtime, would be adequate to ensuring adequate study time. In no way does watching television preclude kids from focusing on their schoolwork.

To recap:

(1) Focusing on schoolwork and watching television are not mutually exclusive

(2) Many children have homework and studying over the weekends, too, so Pro's position is not ideologically consistent

(3) Television incentivizes children to focus and manage their time correctly

(4) Breaks are necessarily and healthy

(5) Kids can limit their time watching television to ensure adequate time for necessities, such as schoolwork.

The resolution is negated.
Debate Round No. 1
lolgirlup

Pro

lolgirlup forfeited this round.
MonetaryOffset

Con

MonetaryOffset forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
lolgirlup

Pro

lolgirlup forfeited this round.
MonetaryOffset

Con

Oops, that forfeit on my end was unintentional. I didn't realize we were operating under three-hour rounds. However, my arguments remain unrefuted and my adversary had the burden of proof.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro wrote so little, that the zero punctuation shall not be punished. Both forfeited, but con actually came back from such (had he offered new arguments in the last round, this would probably be tied), arguments to con as he very well refuted what little case pro had, and his own faced zero rebuttals. Debating a false dilema rarely goes in favor of pro, as con pointed out, why those particular days? Heck con could have argued by pro's own standards kids should not be allowed to watch TV at all (not even getting into the lack of a definition for kids).