The Instigator
nivac817
Pro (for)
The Contender
blueflames228
Con (against)

The American Military budget is not excessive

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Debate Round Forfeited
blueflames228 has forfeited round #1.
Our system has not yet updated this debate. Please check back in a few minutes for more options.
Time Remaining
00days00hours00minutes00seconds
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/26/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 253 times Debate No: 103052
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (3)
Votes (0)

 

nivac817

Pro

First this is the first debate I've done here, so sorry if it isn't structured the way most debates are.

Hello, I am a current Sailor, in the USN, and a proud patriot of the United States.

One of the most frequent, and controversial, debates in American politics, is our vast military budget, of hundreds of billions of dollars, which is by far the largest in the world. While it draws a lot of criticism, i believe it is reasonable, necessary, and benefits the American people, far more than it hurts us.

There are 5 rounds
1st) Acceptance
2nd) Opening arguments
3rd) Rebuttal
4th) Additional arguments
5th) Closing statements/final thoughts (no new arguments)

As with most debates
-No personal attacks
-Cite your sources in each round
-Try to follow the format
-Try to ensure proper spelling/grammar

Anyone can accept this debate, however bear in mind, as a military member, i would prefer to debate someone who is a bit more well versed in these things.

EDIT: Also just as a note, due to the nature of my work i may not be able to post/reply for 24-48 hour periods, so please don't think i quite the debate if i don't reply after a while.
This round has not been posted yet.
Debate Round No. 1
This round has not been posted yet.
This round has not been posted yet.
Debate Round No. 2
This round has not been posted yet.
This round has not been posted yet.
Debate Round No. 3
This round has not been posted yet.
This round has not been posted yet.
Debate Round No. 4
This round has not been posted yet.
This round has not been posted yet.
Debate Round No. 5
3 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
Poverty could be eliminated for 150 billion, but not in a country where war is a business opportunity and always has been. America has been at war for 222 of it 239 year existence.
Posted by Masterful 1 year ago
Masterful
$598 billion not excessive?
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
If the american military budget was 0,00 ...It would make close to no difference to anything. If the american military budget was "The Budget"..it would make close to no difference to anything..
This debate has 8 more rounds before the voting begins. If you want to receive email updates for this debate, click the Add to My Favorites link at the top of the page.