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NzAnti
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Yraelz
Con (against)
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39 Points

Society is getting worse, and worse. And there's nothing we can do to prevent it.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/4/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,131 times Debate No: 2415
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NzAnti

Pro

Society is getting worse, and worse.

Due to war, murder and criminal statistics rising, its just getting worse and worse. And nothing we can do to prevent it form getting better.
Yraelz

Con

Thanks for the topic, have fun! =)

Your resolution has two parts. This can be seen by the conjunction "and". However since the conjunction "and" is used and not "or" you must uphold both sides of your resolution else it falls.

For instance if I prove to you that our society is getting better and better then the statement, "Society is getting worse, and worse. And there's nothing we can do to prevent it." becomes false.

However I am going to instead going to disprove the second half of your resolution.

Definition:

Society: a body of individuals living as members of a community; community.

Thus I am coincidentally a member of "Society" and ironically being a member there are things I can do to prevent it from getting worse.

Thus my case at this point is as follows:

I occasionally help people and I am a pacifist. Both of these things have prevented society, if only for a brief moment, from becoming worse and worse. Me not being a pacifist and not helping people would lead me to such things as becoming a criminal, maybe murder, or even lead me into wars. These things would make our society worse, thus I have prevented our society, even in a small way from becoming worse.

The second part of my case is this. We create police forces, governments, and international agencies to attempt to stem the three things you listed as corrupting our society. And no, they do not always succeed. We have seen wars, murders, and crime, however they still do, at time, have an effect.

So, unless you can prove to me that these bodies have never prevented a war, never stopped a murder, and never prevented any form of crime; then all three of these bodies have stopped our society at one point or another from becoming worse and worse.

Thus there are things we can do to prevent our society from becoming "worse and worse".

Thanks.
Debate Round No. 1
NzAnti

Pro

NzAnti forfeited this round.
Yraelz

Con

Well.... umm, extend my arguments I suppose. No refutation. I don't really have much to say. 100 characters!
Debate Round No. 2
NzAnti

Pro

NzAnti forfeited this round.
Yraelz

Con

Well, I don't really have much of anything to refute. It was good debating with you NzAnti, hopefully we can do it again sometime. >.> Extend all my arguments!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Actually I was a policy debater in high school. I will be a Parley debater soon.
Posted by PolicyDebateTOC 9 years ago
PolicyDebateTOC
Agreed with the topic starter, but left himself so open with a vague resolution.

I can tell someone does PFD here ^^
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Wtf... I can't explain my dislike of this site sometimes....
Posted by Sloan 9 years ago
Sloan
I feel sorry for Pro. He has my smypathy, and my vote.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Shame. It's like every other person on this website forfeits. For some reason, I get a feeling that peopel will start voting pro anyway.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Hahaha, -sigh- thought I had you for sure.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Such a compassionate gesture.

I think I'll pass though. Maybe next time. :D
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Take your time, you can drop my arguments if you'd like. Make it easier on yourself and just concede. >.>
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
You'll have to forgive me for not responding today as the twin demons of procrastination and distraction are too much to bare. Likely tomorrow though.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Hehe, beat you to it, and you have a new response to make on our debate. Go do that one =)
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