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BJanders96
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PowerPikachu21
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The Declaration of Independence

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BJanders96
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/13/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BJanders96

Pro

The Declaration of Independence is a document that is still applicable today. It shouldn't just be put into the category of "cool history."
PowerPikachu21

Con

No nation is independent.
Debate Round No. 1
BJanders96

Pro

Our country is independent in the sense that if needed, it could survive without others. However, in order for us to become better, trading and diplomacy needed/needs to occur. This will help the nation become stronger and more stable.

In your next point, please provide your point as to why you think the Declaration of Independence is no longer needed... which is the entire reason for this debate.
PowerPikachu21

Con

We do need trade for a wealthy country. Also. the Declaration was made in response to a king abusing taxes, which isn't the case anymore. Why keep a document that talks about the past tyranny?
Debate Round No. 2
BJanders96

Pro

Because, just as is the case with most every document written by the founding fathers, there are truths it contains that have been forgotten as time went by and society changed from a mostly devout Christian and struggling economy to what we have now. The Declaration holds lessons that people should be taught again, one of which being that in any confrontation, it's common decency to state the reason for the conflict before making any judgments. We see in society all too often that people get offended and hold grudges because someone else did something that offended them, and instead of trying to resolve the issue, they escalated the issue and caused a big conflict that could be avoided if they were just decent.

This is just one of the lessons available. The overall theme may not be as applicable today, but it definitely seems that it may be in the future. This is why we should keep it.
PowerPikachu21

Con

I didn't come into this debate with any real arguments, so I'll concede that the DoI is good.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
Explain further, Martin. You said that in my other debates.
Posted by MartinMC 1 year ago
MartinMC
Con's grammar is hard to read.
Posted by BJanders96 1 year ago
BJanders96
There has been a lot of debate about whether or not these documents are still legitimate and applicable today. If the declaration still holds truth, how can the constitution and, consequently, the bill of rights, not be true?

By "cool history" I meant something that it briefly mentioned, but not really studied. It's more of a token "and there's the Declaration of Independence" statement.
Posted by passwordstipulationssuck 1 year ago
passwordstipulationssuck
what do you mean by "cool history?"
Posted by passwordstipulationssuck 1 year ago
passwordstipulationssuck
what do you mean by "cool history?"
Posted by sboss18 1 year ago
sboss18
What is it with people starting debates that aren't debates?
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Vote Placed by Mharman 1 year ago
Mharman
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession.
Vote Placed by JimShady 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Better arguments for BJanders96, when he says "Because, just as is the case with most every document written by the founding fathers, there are truths it contains that have been forgotten as time went by and society changed from a mostly devout Christian and struggling economy to what we have now. The Declaration holds lessons that people should be taught again." Pikachu then offers his concession.