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Ozzyhead
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When is it OK to fight the government?

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Ozzyhead
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/19/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LollyPoPs

Con

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace."

- Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Thomas Paine was one of many voices that said it was OK to fight for freedom from the British because of the abuses of the British government.

We live in a democracy, where we can vote for our leaders and remove them through recalls, impeachments, or during the next election cycle.

Do you think it is ever justified (OK) to fight a war to get rid of a government
Ozzyhead

Pro

In the event of the government having too much control over the daily lives of people, then fighting the government is justified. I personally believe that we Americans should fight for our country back in to the control of people, because it sure as hell isn't in control of the people, it's controlled by big business interests. Your vote doesn't count. You can vote for a democrat or republican and no significant change will be made. Why? Because all members of both parties were bought off 30 years ago. Today, we need to put control back in to the hands of the average American and out of the hands of the rich business owners. Think about why America was founded. White rich SLAVE OWNERS who wanted to be FREE from paying TAXES.
But this debate is about if it's ever okay to fight the government.
Yes. In the even of a tyrant government, the citizens of the governed should be allowed to fight back. Since my opponent never stated protest or war like, I will argue both.
Debate Round No. 1
LollyPoPs

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LollyPoPs forfeited this round.
Ozzyhead

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I don't like people forfeiting, but I hate it even more when my opponent does nothing but forfeit and it all ends in a tie.
Debate Round No. 2
LollyPoPs

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LollyPoPs forfeited this round.
Ozzyhead

Pro

I swear to George Carlin these people need to stop forfeiting
Debate Round No. 3
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