The Instigator
LiberalSlayer24
Pro (for)
The Contender
MagicAintReal
Con (against)

The Travel Ban is a benefit to America

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/1/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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LiberalSlayer24

Pro

The travel ban imposed by President Trump is beneficial to America's safety, and should not be disputed by the left. It allows a time for us as Americans to regroup and figure out how to fight Radical Islamic Terrorism. It is not racist because it is only temporary. We can't keep letting these monsters kill innocent people, therefore in an act of safety we should keep a travel ban imposed for the short-term.
MagicAintReal

Con

Thanks for the debate Pro.
I accept.
America is a big place, so protecting the whole thing is difficult.
Supplying definitions is less so.

*The Travel Ban*

Trump's travel ban, in its now "watered down" phase, prohibits immigrants from 6 Muslim majority countries who lack a bona fide relationship to some US citizen or entity from entering the United States.

You wanna know the problem?
Trump's travel ban doesn't go far enough!

This paltry ban only bans entry into the United States and utterly fails to ban entry into any other countries, so the ban is hardly expansive enough to be considered beneficial for America or Americans.


*Pro's Case*

Pro claims:
"The travel ban imposed by President Trump is beneficial to America's safety."

My response:
Really, Pro?
How does this benefit Panama's safety?
What kinds of improvements to security does this give Argentina?
Is Canada safer from Trump's exclusive travel ban?


Pro continues:
"[The ban] allows a time for us as Americans to regroup and figure out how to fight Radical Islamic Terrorism."

My response:
Why should the likes of Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, and Belize regroup to fight terrorism when the ban doesn't even consider their immigration security?
Pro is inherently asking citizens of countries not involved in Trump's ban to join together and fight something that only the United States will be protected from with Trump's ban.
How arrogant!


*Conclusion*

The United States is only one country in America, and United States citizens are only one type of American.
The Trump travel ban necessarily excludes all 34 other sovereign American nations from protection, leaving the Travel ban only relevant to 3% of America.
A travel ban that fails to protect 97% of America cannot be considered a benefit.
I therefore reject this resolution.


Definitions

The Travel Ban - U.S. Executive Order 13780 places limits on travel to the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
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benefit - an advantage or profit gained from something.
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America - a land mass of the western hemisphere consisting of the continents of North and South America joined by the Isthmus of Panama.
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American - a native or inhabitant of any of the countries of North, South, or Central America.
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Posted by MagicAintReal 5 months ago
MagicAintReal
@Akward_Laughing
I don't actually think the ban is good, I was messin' with the resolution and having fun.
Posted by Awkward_Laughing21 5 months ago
Awkward_Laughing21
ur kidding right? of couse the ban is bad!! sigh...im supprised yall thinks its good. its bad.
Posted by DboPoint 1 year ago
DboPoint
I agree that Travel ban is a positive and decisive action that will benefit USA overall, but definitely not everyone...
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
Of course America has benefits from not letting in terrorist..Take a look at Sweden..They let in every muslim..And now the country is faling apart...
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