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MitchP8194days
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PatriotPerson
Con (against)
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The U.S. should have more political parties.

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PatriotPerson
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/2/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 435 times Debate No: 76103
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MitchP8194days

Pro

More political parties will give more power to the people, helping smaller parties have a say in govenment. This will give more options to the people, and help diffrent views be expressed. Both republicans and demacrates are over 100 years old. 58% of americans say we need a third partie. 71% of independents want it. 47% of Democrats want it. 46% of Republicans want it. all have gone up sence 2003 look at gallup.org for proof. Other countries have more parties they use proportional representation. This is were you vote on the partie you want to win and the persentage of votes they get are the persentage of seats that partie gets.
PatriotPerson

Con

I accept this debate in order to argue that the US should not have more political parties. We already have so many, and that alone already causes too much friction. If there were fewer parties there would be less conflict in government. Therefore, if more are added, that conflict only gets worse.
Pro seems to think that the Democratic and Republican parties are the only two. Pro says " 58% of Americans say we need a third partie." Yes, democrats and republicans are the two main American parties, but there are many others.

Some other political parties in the US include: Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Progressive, and Tea Party, just to name a few.

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Debate Round No. 1
MitchP8194days

Pro

MitchP8194days forfeited this round.
PatriotPerson

Con

As my opponent has forfeited, I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
MitchP8194days

Pro

MitchP8194days forfeited this round.
PatriotPerson

Con

My opponent fails to post a final argument, thus again forfeiting. Con's arguments were mainly a crowded list of percentages with no source given, which questions their legitimacy.

VOTE CON!!!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Kryptic 1 year ago
Kryptic
100% agree what varrack said while only 48% think it was repetitive in probably false
Posted by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
87% of people get annoyed by made-up statistics. 92% admit to making up statistics. 61% of people will get annoyed by this debate. 77% of people agree that making up statistics in a debate is wrong. 83.2% of people would agree.
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Vote Placed by ThatLibertarian 1 year ago
ThatLibertarian
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Reasons for voting decision: (Note: On my position of, at least what I think, to be a very important issue, Is that we shouldn't necessarily have more political parties, but I don't think they would hurt the U.S., giving more people a voice.
Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeits by Pro, so conduct and arguments to Con, as Con refuted all of Pro's arguments in the first round, and these were never refuted by Pro, as they forfeited the debate. Sources were only used by Con.
Vote Placed by kasmic 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff's give conduct to con. Arguments to con as he points out pro's claims unsourced and therefore hearsay.