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jemareal
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The Contender
Ragnar_Rahl
Con (against)
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12 Points

This house applauds GMA attempts in fighting terrorism in Mindanao.

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Ragnar_Rahl
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/18/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jemareal

Pro

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should continue in fighting terrorism in Mindanao because if the terrorists there will know that there is this someone that who is always willing to fight against them, it will not be easy for them to terrorize the whole country.

Besides, terrorism is doing no good in our country.. so it is best just to fight them.
Ragnar_Rahl

Con

Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy. It is impossible to "fight terrorism," for every combat against one terrorist implies use of to some degree terrorist tactics oneself. I'm certainly open to the idea that certain terrorists exist in the philippines who should be fought, but you are fighting specific organizations, not "Terrorism."

Further, not all terrorism is necessarily bad, though perhaps that in the country in question is-- terror has been found an effective tactic by, among others, the Sons of Liberty.
Debate Round No. 1
jemareal

Pro

jemareal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
jemareal

Pro

jemareal forfeited this round.
Ragnar_Rahl

Con

Extend...

good lord there's gonna be two more rounds of this crap?
Debate Round No. 3
jemareal

Pro

jemareal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
jemareal

Pro

jemareal forfeited this round.
Ragnar_Rahl

Con

Extend... finally!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by I-am-a-panda 8 years ago
I-am-a-panda
ooooohh, this one was a tough one, ragnar won by the skin of his teeth!, i kid, pro went in for an easy debate, Pro got ragner instead.
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
Who had better conduct? Con did not forfeit any rounds
Who had better spelling and grammar? Con since he actually spelled words obviously
Who made more convincing arguments? Con since Pro didn't make any
Who used the most reliable sources? Tie neither side had any
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
I figured that if I suggested I had no idea how it would be possible to argue that terrorism should be fought, someone would probably have a method that I simply hadn't thought of, I just didn't expect that person to actually take the debate, but I'm glad you did none-the-less.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
Goddammit Xera, now I'm gonna have to take the debate.
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
I'm not sure it is possible to debate the concept that terrorism should be fought.
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Vote Placed by Xera 8 years ago
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