The Instigator
debatability
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Raisor
Con (against)
Winning
7 Points

The United States Federal Government should legalize all recreational drugs.

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Raisor
Voting Style: Open with Elo Restrictions Point System: Select Winner
Started: 12/27/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,311 times Debate No: 82879
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (44)
Votes (1)

 

debatability

Pro

I'm very excited to be debating this with Raisor! Sorry for the wait - I am busy with work, but now I should have the time.

Rules:

1. No forfeits

2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate

3. No new arguments in the final round.

4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere

5. The artificial character constraints listed below MUST be adhered to. Rounds should telescope in length as the debate focuses on the salient points of debate. The total characters for this debate is equal to a three round debate but is spread over four rounds.

6. Pro accepts all definitions and waives his/her right to add definitions. Any dispute over definitions outside of R1 are to be resolved through argumentation within the debate.

7. BOP is shared. The winner of this debate is whichever side best supports their case.

8. R1 is for acceptance only.

9. Violation of any of these rules or of any of the R1 set-up merits a loss.

Structure:

R1. Acceptance

R2. Constructive Cases

R3. Constructive Cases / Rebuttals

R4. 6k character Rebuttals

R5. 4k character Rebuttals
Definitions:

legalize - to add the sanction and authority of law to that which before was without or against law (Black's Law Dictionary)

recreational drugs - used without medical justification for its psychoactive effects (Merriam Webster)

Raisor, please look over definition and rules and let me know if they're okay before accepting.

Voting:

1. 2000 elo requirement

2. select winner
Raisor

Con

I accept this debate.

It should be interesting!
Debate Round No. 1
debatability

Pro

debatability forfeited this round.
Raisor

Con

It seems pro has forfeited the debate.

Drugs are really dangerous, tens of thousands die each year from drug use. If we legalize drugs they will be cheaper and more accessible and more people will use drugs. Legalizing drugs is a bad idea.

Stay safe kids - don't do drugs and stay in school.
Debate Round No. 2
debatability

Pro

debatability forfeited this round.
Raisor

Con

Raisor forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
debatability

Pro

debatability forfeited this round.
Raisor

Con

Drugs are bad so we shouldn't legalize them.

Vote con
Debate Round No. 4
debatability

Pro

debatability forfeited this round.
Raisor

Con

Raisor forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
44 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by spacetime 1 year ago
spacetime
Was that really going to be your argument? If so, I'd like to debate you on this.
Posted by spacetime 1 year ago
spacetime
So much for that...
Posted by debatability 1 year ago
debatability
@brandon im giving this debate to raisor and sending out the challenge next weekend
Posted by Brandon221423 1 year ago
Brandon221423
Well, it would be an honor to accept this debate but there are 40+ comments and half are accepting it, but none has been accepted.
Posted by fire_wings 1 year ago
fire_wings
I want to accept. Already doing one of these debates.
Posted by Zarroette 1 year ago
Zarroette
Yeah, just like last time.
Posted by debatability 1 year ago
debatability
@zarroette

i finally have time loll
Posted by Zarroette 1 year ago
Zarroette
Hmmm this debate again...
Posted by debatability 1 year ago
debatability
@mrgreatdebater

pretty sure i'd dismantle the sht out of you tbh
Posted by feelthebernie 1 year ago
feelthebernie
I would do this debate, bring it
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by spacetime 1 year ago
spacetime
debatabilityRaisor
Who won the debate:-Vote Checkmark
Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeit. Con's arguments went without rebuttal.