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Sound_Reason
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The Contender
Timewalker102
Con (against)

Socialism is not Compatible with American Values

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Started: 10/4/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Sound_Reason

Pro

In this debate, the compatibility of socialism with American values will be explored.

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R1 Acceptance Only
R2 Opening Arguments
R3 Rebuttals
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Terms

Socialism: noun
a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole (http://www.merriam-webster.com...).

American Values is a tricky one, but here is so far the best link I have found relating to the core fundamentals to our country (https://www.andrews.edu...).

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Timewalker102

Con

I accept this argument. As the Contender, I will be arguing that socialism is compatible with American values, and that it is possible for the United States to be socialist without going against their values. Do note that I am not arguing for the merits of socialism, just that it's possible in the US.
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Posted by ThinkBig 7 months ago
ThinkBig
Con can win the debate by showing how socialism fits at least one or more of those values.
Posted by NestorTheZizek 7 months ago
NestorTheZizek
A lot of the points on the US Values link are actually incredibly socialist
Posted by Sound_Reason 7 months ago
Sound_Reason
Thank you, that one is kind of tricky to define.
Posted by n7 7 months ago
n7
Define american values. Otherwise you could just claim capitalism is an american value and Con's position is untenable.
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