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Skepsikyma
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US Intervention (Tournament Debate)

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lannan13
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/28/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Skepsikyma

Pro

Resolved: On balance, The United States federal govenment is justified in intervening in the politics of another nation, in an attempt to stop human rights abuses.

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Definitions:

On balance: Taking everything into consideration; all in all.
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Justified: To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid: justified each budgetary expense as necessary; anger that is justified by the circumstances.
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Intervene: To interfere, usually through force or threat of force, in the affairs of another nation.
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Politics: The methods or tactics involved in managing a state or government.
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Nation: A relatively large group of people organized under a single, usually independent government; a country.
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Human rights: The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are considered to be entitled, often held to include the rights to life, liberty, equality, and a fair trial, freedom from slavery and torture, and freedom of thought and expression.
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Abuses:An unjust or wrongful practice:a government that commits abuses against its citizens.
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All other words will follow standard American Heritage Dictionary definitions, taking into account context and any discernable intent of the author.
lannan13

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Skepsikyma

Pro

Skepsikyma forfeited this round.
lannan13

Con

Contention 1: The Theory of is.

Because of the wording of the resolution and where is is placed all I have to do is point out one event where the US wasn't justified.


Chile

In Chile, the United States wanted a more American supportive government and they interveened in the 1970's, but it only turns out that after the assasination the nation's new leader is anti-american and commits great attrocities of which weren't happening before the US interveened and caused a coup to get rid of the old government in Chile.https://www.cia.gov......

Kyrgyzstan

The US interveened here to inorder to eliminate an Islamist regieme inorder to install a western friendly government and it came out even worse. The current government restricts water rights which are key to these people and the reason that we don't hear about it in America is becuase the United States doesn't want to admit their own failure! http://spectator.org......

Middle East

Many people argue that we've gone into Iraq and done great for their government, but the truth is that we went in their for oil and in Pakistan and Afghanistan the United States discovered a REM (rare earth metal) depossit and decided to exploit it!http://isreview.org......

I now await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 2
Skepsikyma

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lannan13

Con

I would like to extend all points.
Debate Round No. 3
Skepsikyma

Pro

Skepsikyma forfeited this round.
lannan13

Con

Extend all of my points and please do vote con.
Debate Round No. 4
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