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Cezar
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razicap
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This House would ban alcohol

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Started: 12/18/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Cezar

Pro

Alcohol is a mind altering drug, which can cause individuals to take actions they would have not done otherwise. This does not refer to loosened inhibitions, but also extends to harmful acts against themselves and others.

Democracy is based on the principle that the majority of people are to elect leaders and trust them with a term, where their duty is solely to look after the well being of the country and its citizens. The politicians, having the resources and time which they have to use, to get well equipped to make more informed decision on activities dangerous to the individual, others and the society. One of the principles in society therefore is that elected representatives have to make sure their citizens get the best possible protection in society. Even if this infringes on some of their rights. Alcohol for a long time has been kept because the government trusted the people; they would make responsible decisions regarding alcohol. However, each year, the society loses, on a 30 year based average, more than 75,000 individuals to alcohol related diseases or accidents.[1] Thus the citizens proved not to be responsible; even though they had information available they did not make the choice that would keep them alive.

The government has a duty to protect those irresponsible citizens, because otherwise they will not be able to contribute to society to the extent they could without alcohol. And because the government does not know who is the one that will make a stupid decision that will engender their lives in the long run, for the sake of few individuals", alcohol has to be banned for all.

Therefore, because the government has been trusted with the duty to make informed decisions instead of the individuals and to protect the individual, it is right to allow them to ban alcohol if they believe it is very harmful.
razicap

Con

you are totally right, don't know why I'm posting here or why I still even use this website. not really interesting, has many faults. You're a great debater. ever thought of joining Model United Nations? it's totally worth it and you'd totally win. keep it up .
Debate Round No. 1
Cezar

Pro

Thank you... I would like to join Model United Nation, but I'll do it next year because this year's MUN has passed :) !
razicap

Con

Really ?! So did I! i participated two years ago, it was the best thing ever! Good luck :D
Debate Round No. 2
Cezar

Pro

Thank you! :)
razicap

Con

You're welcome :)
Well, seems that this "argument" is over. :P
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