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TEENS BANNED FROM MALL

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Started: 5/7/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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110693

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There is a nationwide argument that teens should be banned from the mall unless accompanied by an adult. I believe that teenagers should be able to be in the mall without an adult at any time.

One reason that they should is that teens are a powerful spending group. In 2006 alone, twelve to nineteen year olds spent $179 billion in the United States. If you were to create such a ban, that number would decrease quickly and steadily. The country certainly needs the money spent by this age group.

You will have to hear my other reasons later, after my opponent has made their first argument.
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Posted by AWyatt951 8 years ago
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I'm a teen and I would have absolutely NO problem at all with my parents accompanying me to the mall. The only reason a kid would have a problem with that is if they are doing something that they didn't want their parents to see. I wish more parents would take the time and care to supervise their kids. Maybe they would get to know their kids better and keep them out of trouble. I've seen the things my fellow teens do and I can't help but shake my head and feel sorry for them and the ones they agitate.

Of course your parent can't accompany you to work at the mall, which is why he suggested badges - duh! But my point is, this would be a wonderful opportunity for parents and their kids to spend time together and give them guidance so that when they are old enough to go to the mall alone, they will know the right way to act there.
Posted by libertarian 8 years ago
libertarian
Con has the better position but forfeited the rebuttals. Con made more sense.
Posted by legendoffrostx 9 years ago
legendoffrostx
DYankovich,

I love your debates. Either your arguements better, or your a cocky SOB... either way I enjoy them. haha
Posted by FiredUpRepublican 9 years ago
FiredUpRepublican
Where I live there is a mall curfew for those under 18 because of some stuff that has happened. I find it kind of funny that you support your stance by stating 12-17 year olds spend all that money. Most of them don't have jobs, so who is really spending the money?
Posted by Bitz 9 years ago
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"There is a nationwide argument that teens should be banned from the mall unless accompanied by an adult."

Strange..I never heard of this nationwide debate before, and frankly, I have a hard time believing it....banning teens from malls....what kind of absurdity is that?? What about the convenienve store? What about the supermarket? Should teens be banned from those also? Nonsense.
Posted by Johnicle 9 years ago
Johnicle
WHAT???????? I'm a teenager and I WORK at a mall... is my mom supposed to be accompanying me when I go to WORK??????
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