Should the USA own technically own the moon?
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The American flag is on the moon to mark the accomplishment of being the first country to actually go there, not to mark territory. We should never be able to own any parts of space. Space is meant to be something that should be explored and studied freely. If we own the moon, it will not stop there. It will get to the point where there will be so many territories in outer space that it will no longer be the endless void that can be explored freely, thereby going against Article I of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967.
"The exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries-"
Another segment of Article I states the following:
"Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be free for exploration and use by all States without discrimination of any kind, on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law, and there shall be free access to all areas of celestial bodies-"
I enjoyed this debate. Despite my disagreements, it was a fun topic to discuss. Good luck on the voting period.
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Vote Placed by Josh_b 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: bragging rights for the moon was cute, but not a good argument. We got their first was good, but Con negated it by comparing it to ownership of Native americans.
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