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southwinds
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The Contender
Danielle
Pro (for)
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Strong reasons make strong actions

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Danielle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/15/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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southwinds

Con

Even if we dont have any apt reason than that doesnt mean that we wont put in the efforts required to make it a strong action. An action depends on efforts and not on any reason or some.....
Danielle

Pro

Interesting. I'll take a shot at it.

Strong -- Powerful in influence, authority, resources, or means of prevailing or succeeding.

My opponent's sole argument has been that an action depends on effort and not for any particular reason. This is simply not always true and therefore a very weak contention (especially because my opponent has not backed it up). For instance, if an example of a "strong action" would be blowing up a building, and the perpetrator need only push a small detonator to do so, that would require very little effort to actually do (assuming said perpetrator was not the one who rigged the building, etc.). You can apply this example to a plethora of other strong action examples though; for instance it would require very little effort to punch someone in the face, but one's reasoning for doing so might be very strong. Thus I have proven so far that a strong action can be carried out with extremely little physical effort.

Now I will prove how strong reasons lead to strong actions. Consider the strong action of killing someone. An individual may on the surface have little to no reason to commit such a crime; however, when looking beneath the surface a different picture might be portrayed. For example, if a man with seemingly no reason to do so shot someone, a STRONG underlying REASON for that may be to blame, i.e. a mental disorder such as impulse control, a disassociative disorder, schizophrenia, etc. In other words, there is always a reason behind an action. Even if that reason is underlying, unknown, or exists solely within the psyche, it is still present and still responsible.

In conclusion, I have proven why it is strong reasons that make strong actions, and that strong efforts are not always responsible for strong actions or even required for strong actions. Back to you, Con.
Debate Round No. 1
southwinds

Con

southwinds forfeited this round.
Danielle

Pro

Please extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
B&A: Pro
Conduct: Pro. red forfeit = loss
S&G: Pro. Con started with an indefinite sentence (...)
Arg: Pro, 'cause she made one.
Sources: Tie. Sources? Who needs sources?
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
Nah, mongeese. I got this.
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
All CON needs is a counterexample, and he wins. He just need a strong reason that doesn't make strong actions. It's a trap.
Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
-.0 Define strong.
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