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vmpire321
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The Contender
Contra
Pro (for)
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13 Points

The continuation of current U.S. anti-drug policies in Latin America will do more harm than good.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/17/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,394 times Debate No: 33824
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vmpire321

Con

This is for Penn's tournament.

Resolved: The continuation of current U.S. anti-drug policies in Latin America will do more harm than good.

To clarify: I am supporting the policies, Contra is attacking them.

Due to laziness and the fact that rules aren't really neccessary, I think we can just start the debate.

Good luck to both of us; first round is acceptance.
Contra

Pro


Thanks Vmpire, and I look forward to the debate. I will start my arguments in Round 2.


"I would agree with St. Augustine that an unjust law is no law at all." - Martin Luther King Jr.


Debate Round No. 1
vmpire321

Con

vmpire321 forfeited this round.
Contra

Pro

The War on Drugs itself is illegitimate. Both I and my opponent agree on this central point.

We shouldn't be spending billions of dollars on overseas escapades which are unconstitutional, violate the freedom of our citizens, and kills others overseas.

It is not acceptable to spend billions of dollars that have to borrow from China on illegitimate ventures in the first place.

That would summarize my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
vmpire321

Con

vmpire321 forfeited this round.
Contra

Pro

I carry forth my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
vmpire321

Con

vmpire321 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
vmpire321

Con

vmpire321 forfeited this round.
Contra

Pro

The War on Drugs is destroying our urban cities. Putting millions of citizens in prisons turns otherwise (usually) reasonable citizens into worse criminals. It costs the Federal government about $16 billion a year, or otherwise about $500 per second.

Drug legalization, taxation, and regulation would be a stronger, more reasonable path for America. Sure, drugs have negative consequences, this is not denied. But the drug war is worse. As well as disrupting families, urban communities, crime, and the budget, it violates civil liberties.

Productivity in the economy probably wouldn't change that adversely. Most users would be recreational, and I don't think that most citizens would use drugs, at least not the hard types. Individual earnings are directly linked to that worker's marginal productivity. If drug usage caused productivity to decrease, businesses would prohibit drug usage themselves, and/or workers would directly bear the cost of their actions.

Borrowing money from China to kill people and property abroad is a poor policy. It creates hostilities between America and other foreign nations, reducing our national security and economic interests. At the least, we should replace criminal treatment of drug users with rehabilitation.





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Vote Contra
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by vmpire321 3 years ago
vmpire321
Do you wanna continue or should we just stop b/c the tourny is now inactive?
Posted by Contra 3 years ago
Contra
No, I'll let you present your case first. I will accept the debate in R1 though, and maybe provide some context for my case.
Posted by vmpire321 3 years ago
vmpire321
Do you want to post your case first?
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