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muzic-chib1
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This house would grant politicians immunity from prosecution

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Started: 11/30/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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muzic-chib1

Con

1st round : just say you agree

2nd round and 3rd round : arguments
Azul145

Pro

I wouldn't say that it would be just the house but senate, house, and Obama. But yes I think eventually it will happen.
Debate Round No. 1
muzic-chib1

Con

Debating on the motion which is : This house would grant politicians immunity from prosecution.

I on the opposition side believes that politicians should not be granted immunity from prosecution because of the following reasons:

1.) The ability to prosecute politicians is the ultimate protection against the abuse of power :

It is impossible to overstate the power that the threat of prosecution has to stay the hand of anyone, including a politician, from transgressing the laws of the state. In fact, we need more aggressive prosecution of politicians. Not a single person has been prosecuted for approval illegal torture or wiretapping. These are illegal actions actually happening which the populace, with only the blunt instrument of voting for or against a politician on the sum total of their policies, is unable to effectively influence. There is no greater deterrent that could be used against politicians.

2.)Politicians who commit crimes are likely unfit to serve :

The sort of person who commits an offense has demonstrated irresponsibility and so is unworthy of the public trust. Would any reasonable citizen wanted to be represented by a domestic abuser, or have a fraudster manage the public treasury? While almost all people are capable of atonement and redemption, someone who commits crimes worthy of prosecution while in office ought to be immediately removed for the betterment of the state.
Azul145

Pro

You are asking me to debate whether or not we should allow criminals to stay in office. The debate topic was This house would grant politicians immunity from prosecution. This was not about keeping politicians in office that are criminals it was whether or not the house would pass it.
Debate Round No. 2
muzic-chib1

Con

muzic-chib1 forfeited this round.
Azul145

Pro

Looks like I win
Debate Round No. 3
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