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Sniperjake1994
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Narwal19
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The U.S should send aid to forced child laborers in third world countries.

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Sniperjake1994
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Started: 6/11/2010 Category: News
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Sniperjake1994

Pro

Resolved:
The U.S should send aid to forced child laborers in third world countries.

Definitions:
child labor = children working regularly in unsafe environments.
third world countries = developing nations.
aid = medical aid, schooling, and basic comforts of life such as: beds, clothes, and hygienic items.

Observations:
The use of forced child labor in third world countries basically forces children to work in adult environments. If a limb is cut off then the child is fired without pay or medical care.

Contention 1: Child labor demands a impossible quotas that children cannot reach and are thus deducted pay. This in turn demands children to work harder to exhaustion and strips them of morale. Many of these children live in slums with only the bare necessities while the factory owners live in a comfortable lifestyle. These owners are living at the cost of the children's sweat and effort. Many of these children are living in filthy environments with disease. By sending aid these children are living in an improved lifestyle and thus the poverty is slightly relieved and their morale is strengthened. In turn the world can learn from this and strengthen morale.

Contention 2: Education is the key to success. Sending teachers and basic educational items will educate the children and thus giving them a thirst for learning more. This gives hope to the poor and with hardships most children develop an ambitious personality to do better, and eventually impact society.
For example Marina Silva de Souza, a rubber tapper in the Amazon in Brazil, worked day after day tapping trees with her father. They were part of a group of rubber tappers. She was usually sick and her father sent her to learn how to measure and to arithmetic to make sure the contracters do not cheat them at age 15. After this brief expereince and her weak health condition, her father deciced she should move to the city and begin a formal education at age 16. There she worked hard and mastered elemntray, junior high, high school, and a college degree by age 20. Only 4 years! Education opened her eyes to the situation of Amazon forest where her father worked. A group of ranchers are planning to raze the forest for farm land. She allied herself with a another rubbertapper named Chico Mendes. From there the rubber tappers set up peaceful demontrations and set up roadblocks. The world was watching and one day Mendes was murdered. This did not stop Silva from acheiving her goal. Her personality and determination ralllied the tappers and went on with the demontrations while the ranchers harrassed the tappers. Soon the ranchers backed off. Marina Silva ran for poltics and won, she continued to voice the rights of the tappers and laborers in Brazil.
An example in the U.S is Cesar Chavez, living in poverty and working in the fields he only recieved 8th grade education. What he ended up doing was founding and leading the La Causa in a strike grape pickers and other farm owners using unfair labor.
So as you can see education the children will make an impact on and improve society.

Overall in the end the U.S should send aid to child laborers in third world countries because they will impact and improve society and teach the world something.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org...
http://www.childlabor.in...
Narwal19

Con

Hello and I'll like to thank SniperJake for this debate.

Roadmap: Just Pro's arguments.

1) The purpose? Child Labor keeps cost down for goods. Children need some handwork to build ethics and pride when they grow up.

2) Education is not success. Look at Bill Gates.

With that said I await your response.
Debate Round No. 1
Sniperjake1994

Pro

Thank you Narwal 19 for accepting this debate. Good luck!

Road Map: Con's rebuttals

Con's arguments:
1) The purpose of sending aid to child labor is so these children are inspired to reform their "third world" government when they come to age. The cost of a life is incalculable because life has infinite value. You cannot say person A is better than person B because person A and B are both humans. Children do need some hardships in life, but not too much to overburden them to demoralize their morale. For example if you're running a race and it was suppose to be 65 miles, but along the way you see most of the runners ahead of you falling, dehydrated, injured, and telling you you can't finish the last 5 miles. Ambulances come to retrieve them and soon you begin to feel the pain that they are feeling. Will you stop and say I can't continue and escape this torture?

2) Education prime and the key to success in life. http://www.woopidoo.com.... Bill Gates did have a formal education at Harvard and was far intelligent with a 1590/1600 SAT score for his time. Thus his argument is invalid.

For the reasons stated above vote Pro. Thank you and I await your response.
Narwal19

Con

RoadMap: Attacking Pro's arguments.

1) Sending aid to third world countries are useless and wasteful because we ought to be using the money for our citizens. Where will we get cheap labor to keep production cost down, any alternatives; monkeys perhaps?
And for your example I will stop and say its too much I don't want to finish your race.

2) Education is not prime to success. Obviously if you lived in poverty, you will most likely stay in poverty. Not much gets improved. Self explanatory.

And I can't wait to see what happens. And vote Con because obviously useless to send aid to 3rd world countries.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
@ Narwal: 1) We have excess crops such as corn that we can send as aid to 3rd world countries. (Burning corn will produce greenhouse gas so that's not an option) So we can send food aid.

2) http://www.whyeducationisimportantforkids.com...
The status of life can change with money and education. Most successful people have some degree of literacy.
Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
@ aleale: hey check out my other debates on the same topic.
Posted by aleale21 6 years ago
aleale21
This would be hard to be con xD
Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
k... but you'll accept and do this in 5 days right? because I'm traveling and cannot post.
Posted by Narwal19 6 years ago
Narwal19
oops. I was too busy. sorry. hey challenge me again.
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