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righty10294
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The USFG should disallow torture and forgo using it as an interrogation technique.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/28/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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C4747500

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Exactly as the title states.

I will define torture as extreme anguish of body or mind, and I accept that torture can be both physical and psychological. I view all torture as illegitimate.

I would like to debate these tenets:

1. Torture is dehumanizing and degrading. To torture any individual is to declare that their life is worthless and they are merely an object which can be used for a purpose.

2. I will make the preemptive argument that if you claim torture is legitimate, then you must also claim it can and should be used on anyone who is viewed as withholding valuable information.

3. Torture is ineffective and rarely works. Individuals often suffer so much pain and anguish that they will say or do anything to stop the torture from continuing.

Those are what I plan to work with throughout this debate, feel free to bring up other points that I haven't. Good luck :)
righty10294

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righty10294 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 1
C4747500

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righty10294

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Debate Round No. 2
C4747500

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shall we start this over perhaps? I was rather looking forward to a debate on this topic, but apparently it's not forthcoming :(
righty10294

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Debate Round No. 3
C4747500

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*sighs* Well I'm posting this again. Please don't bother accepting if you're not going to debate it.
righty10294

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Phyfe2112 9 years ago
Phyfe2112
just post how your comments were not refuted and to carry your arguments across into the next round and such.
Posted by C4747500 9 years ago
C4747500
How am I supposed to continue? There's nothing to respond to. If you didn't have time to write an argument, why did you bother joining it?
Posted by righty10294 9 years ago
righty10294
I'm am deeply sorry for the foreit. Just other debates, and I've been busy. When i went to submit my argument, I some how lost it, so please contunie this debate.
Posted by Phyfe2112 9 years ago
Phyfe2112
Oh good topic, I agree with the torture being bad. We'll see how this debate plays out, I'm very interested!

Good luck to both of you, including whoever picks this one up.
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