Should pie be banned in the U.S
In short, trying to ban pies, would be like trying to ban food entirely.
Pie should not be banned. First of all, regulation to enforce said ban would be nearly impossible; and to prevent recidivism you'd need to punish pie-cooks on level with meth-cooks. Also you'd need to remove the availability of required ingredients, which as pie is chiefly defined by the shell, requires a ban on flour. Given the number of flour substitutes (almond meal for starters), ingratiates that could be used as filling would have to be sought out and destroyed as well.
"Pie is unhealthy"
This has not been proven. The human body requires fuel, which is a role pie is suitable to fill.
"it is just annoying"
This has not been proven. Even if children talk about it, [see food argument above].
"lower obesity rate"
I concede this point. Starving everyone to death, would lower the prevalence of obesity.
Pro has ignored my case from last round, so extend... As for this round, pro's two premises, do not equate to the conclusion.
"they should just remove it so it will be gone from American Society!"
America is a melting pot nation of many cultures, who would of course not willingly give up their heritage.
"pie does not mean anything to a lot of people"
If meant nothing, there would be no reason to ban it.
"[pie] isn't as popular as cake"
Yet for reasons explored last round (flour), a ban on pies would be even more detrimental to cake availability than pie itself. It takes a relatively small amount of flour to make a pie, but a large amount to make a cake.
Also (incoming fallacy) the same line of reasoning, was used by Hitler. One group at a time they removed the less popular ones, trying to leave only the most popular one. It is like that quote from death camp survivor Martin Niemöller
How long until the the only tolerated foodstuff is flourless Angel Food cake?
Pie is just horrible and there is no point for it so it needs to be gone it is stupid.
"Pie is just horrible"
Have you had a bad experience with a pie or something? [cue first YouTube video]
"there is no point for it so it needs to be gone"
The point has been proven, to feed people. No counter proposal of anything else to eat has been offered.
"it is stupid."
While it is more intellegent than some people I've met, I will concede this point, as it remains utterly lacking in brain cells.
In conclusion [cue second YouTube video].
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