The Instigator
poopfred
Pro (for)
Losing
22 Points
The Contender
Kleptin
Con (against)
Winning
62 Points

The right to medical marijuana and to decide the drinking age should be left up to the states.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/3/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,582 times Debate No: 2393
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poopfred

Pro

Whatever happened to states rights? The federal government has become far to powerful. To me it is very obvious why the rights to things like marijuana and alchol should be left up to the states so I will let my opponent explain to me why this should be left up to the fed.
Kleptin

Con

I have no opinion on medical marijuana.

The drinking age, however, is a bit of a problem. The age restriction is to purchase, not to drink. Legally, you can drink at any age, but you must be 21 to buy.

This means that a person in one state can simply cross the border and buy as much alcohol as he/she wants, and drink to his/her heart's content. To avoid this, states will begin matching their drinking age to those around them until the country comes to a consensus. Which is basically what we have now.
Debate Round No. 1
poopfred

Pro

poopfred forfeited this round.
Kleptin

Con

My opponent has not responded to my arguments. Though he has said that his position is "obvious"ly the correct one, he has yet to give a response. As such, I will repeat my argument.

The federal government should regulate drinking age because state boundaries are a joke. It would be too easy to obtain liquor and too complicated to regulate if each state had its individual drinking age.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by PoeJoe 9 years ago
PoeJoe
How does poopfred even have 1 point, much less almost as much!
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
*fixed*
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
lmao, I'm catching random debates as I go through and voting on some of them. This definitely should be won my Kleptin.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
For the love of God, how did this guy win this debate? He didn't even offer an argument. Not a single one.
Posted by Einstein 9 years ago
Einstein
But you didn't really say that in your post. You just said it is "very obvious" these decisions should be left to the states but gave no other justifications.
Posted by bones 9 years ago
bones
Einstein, what do you mean other than the 10th Amendment?! The Constitution is the most important document concerning the making of laws in the United States.
Posted by Einstein 9 years ago
Einstein
The Tenth Amendment is one thing... but other than that, why should these be states' rights?
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