The US Government Should Legalize & Encourage Rape
Legalize: Make (something that was previously illegal) permissible by law.
Encourage: Give support and advice to (someone) so that they will do or continue to do something.
Rape: Forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will
R1: Pro introduces the topic/Con starts off the debate to show why rape should remain illegal.
R2: Pro introduces his case of why rape should be legal/Con rebuts Pro's case & concludes
R3: Pro rebuts Con's case & concludes/Con Waives this Round
BOP is shared.
No semantics or kritiks.
Sources may be put outside the debate.
Violation of any of these rules mean you lose by default.
Voters must be objective.
With that being said, the government must function in a way so it guarantees rights to all citizens, to create a practical society where no specific group is discriminated or harmed. (1)
The first duty of government: Protection, Liberty, and the Fourteenth Amendment.
If a government legalizes rape, rape cases will go up. India"s rape cases have been on the steady increase due to poor government/law systems. (2) Protection means when a government grants its citizens 3 basic rights. The first right is related to the status of the individual: To be under the protection of the law meant to have the status of a freeman and a citizen. Second aspect referred to substantive rights: Protection meant that the law recognized and secured an individual's rights to life, liberty, and property. Finally, the most basic meaning of protection referred to the enforcement of rights: the specific ways in which government prevented violations of substantive rights, or redressed and punished such violations.
Legalizing rape literally guarantees none of these protections, and it is safe to say that rape is counterproductive. This means, the victim of the rape has lost his/her liberty, since it was not under consent, they might lose their life due to harmful beatings during the rape. Death occurs in approximately 0.1 percent rape cases, however this will increase since rape cases will increase.
With this being said, women or men are not biological objects in the eyes of a federal level, however human with certain rights. Even if it was viewed as the former, it would not benefit the society as a whole in any way. This is why, rape cannot be justified on a federal level, however can be further argued on a philosophical level.
Really violent rape (including rape resulting in death) and child rape would still be illegal due to current laws. However, rape would still be legal; same way there is a restriction on drinking (which is legal), which makes it illegal for children
This, is not even including all the economic factors of rape such as decline in productivity, abortions, cost of death during rape, cost of rehabilitation, trauma, decrease in children's productivity, etc etc etc...
Sexual violence survivors experience reduced income in adulthood as a result of victimization in adolescence, with a lifetime income loss estimated at $241,600 (1)
Sexual abuse interferes with women's ability to work. Fifty percent of sexual violence victims had to quit or were forced to leave their jobs in the year following their assaults due to the severity of their reactions (1)
In 2008, violence and abuse constituted up to 37.5% of total health care costs, or up to $750 billion (1)
If rape were to be legalized, so the rape related violence will increase. Which is why I included that in the first round.
The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5% per rape among victims of reproductive age, 50% underwent abortion (2)
So, there will not even be that major of a population increase due legalization of rape and it is certainly not an economic advantage when you include all the factors. My opponent has yet to show actual causation.
P1-Depends on what KINDS of benefits. Blowing up the world may have benefits, but it is arguable that it outweighs the good
P4-"Including the benefits of having a child" This might as well be subjective data pulled out of big foot's butt. My opponent has yet to show how FORCED sex has benefits.
P2-3-Rape does not promote someone's general welfare due to decline in productivity, abortions, cost of abortions, etc etc
Conclusion: My opponent showed absolutely NO causation between increase of population DUE TO RAPE, and the economic advantage. I have shown the economic disadvantages.
I pretty much realize I'm not going to win this, and do not really feel like responding right now. Vote Con.