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MaddiQ13
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BraxtonC
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Should suicide be a crime

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/20/2016 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MaddiQ13

Con

How is suicide a crime?
The government said that if a person commits suicide, and had insurance, their family shouldn't(heirs) inherit the money.
What right does the government have, not letting us inherit money from our recently deceased loved ones? How is it a crime? You didn't inflict physical harm on others.
So someone, challenge me,
Why should suicide stay a crime?
BraxtonC

Pro

I accept your debate and wish you luck!

Let me preface by saying that I personally do not endorse either side of the resolution currently, but will uphold the position of Pro for the integrity and sake of debate.

Justification 1: Suicide is not Victimless
All individuals can affect another individual in some way through the act of suicide. This can occur through multiple ways. Firstly, loved ones, friends, and family members can suffer emotional trauma due to the suicide of an individual. An individual engaging in suicide can inflict emotional distress on these individuals. This emotional distress can manifest itself through physical attributes as well. Insomnia and loss of appetite can be two of these manifestations.

Justification 2: Moral Precedence
The government has set a precedence of intervening through legal means to protect citizenry against things harmful/detrimental. Ex: Warning Labels, Cigarette Tax, Alcohol Laws. The government has precedence to protect its citizens.
Debate Round No. 1
MaddiQ13

Con

MaddiQ13 forfeited this round.
BraxtonC

Pro

Cross-Apply
Debate Round No. 2
MaddiQ13

Con

MaddiQ13 forfeited this round.
BraxtonC

Pro

Carry through
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
hm, religion is suicide
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Vote Placed by Meropenem777 11 months ago
Meropenem777
MaddiQ13BraxtonCTied
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Reasons for voting decision: 1. Even conduct. 2. Even spelling and grammar. 3. Pro successfully refuted Con's arguments in the 1st round. Con ffed twice, and so did not attempt to counter Pro. 4. Neither used sources.