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jjUK
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The Contender
FuzzyCatPotato
Con (against)
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The European Union is a dictatorship that must be abolished

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FuzzyCatPotato
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/21/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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jjUK

Pro

The European Union has gone from being a 'common market' in the 1970s, where countries traded freely, to now having its own flag, national anthem, president along with free movement. Its time Britain left the EU
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

I will be arguing that the European Union is not a dictatorship.

DEFINITIONS


A dictator is defined as "authoritarian rulers with very few (if at any) checks on their power. They tend to be brutally corrupt and repressive" [1].

REBUTTALS

Pro: its own flag

Where's the lack of check on power? Where's the oppression? Nationalism isn't necessarily tyrannical.

Pro: national anthem

Where's the lack of check on power? Where's the oppression? Nationalism isn't necessarily tyrannical.

Pro: president

Where's the lack of check on power? Where's the oppression? Centralized leadership isn't necessarily tyrannical.

Pro: free movement

Turn this argument! Free movement of the citizenry suggests against a dictatorship, where oppression should be occuring.

Pro: Its time Britain left the EU

This argument is irrelevant to the topic. Pro must argue that the EU should be abolished, not that the UK should leave the EU.

SUMMARY

Pro has failed to meet their burden of proof. Vote Con.

REFERENCES
[1] http://rationalwiki.org...
Debate Round No. 1
jjUK

Pro

jjUK forfeited this round.
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

Pro has forfeited Round 2.
Debate Round No. 2
jjUK

Pro

jjUK forfeited this round.
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

Pro has forfeited all forfeitable rounds.

Pro's arguments are destroyed.

Con's points are unrefuted.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by FuzzyCatPotato 1 year ago
FuzzyCatPotato
lol.
Posted by Opulence 1 year ago
Opulence
Doesn't matter which way you spin it.

You can clearly see in this video the EU council "dictating" that and I quote
"As you know the treaty provides bases...legal bases for pulling and sharing resources, so this is an area Juncker would like to see progressing"

https://www.youtube.com...
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Vote Placed by Mikal 1 year ago
Mikal
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