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Young Americans should be required to spend at least one year in public service.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/20/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ShannonM

Con

It is completely unreasonable to have young Americans complete such a task because if America is built of a single word: FREEDOM, then why are we not allowing the future of America choose whether or not to go into the field of public service for a year. It would not be freedom if we, the government, MAKE the young do this responsibility. According to Google, freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Although, young Americans are not legal or full-time contributing members of our society, they soon will be. If we start to restrict their freedom now, the freedom they will inhabit later in life will jeopardize their faith of their government and that is the last thing America needs.
64bithuman

Pro

Thank you Con. I disagree with your points and will provide my arguments.

This is not a matter of personal freedom. It is a matter of societal give and take. We are part of a generation that is almost renowned for its laziness and poor education. In a working society the citizens give a little, as in, goods/services, and contribute a tax, and in compensation, the society looks after it's citizens and provides them with services. When you get a society that has 1.76 Million out of school in primary grades, you get serious effects. In comparison, Japan has 4121 out of primary.

Keeping with the Japan comparison, the average schooling duration is 9.5 years. For America, it is 12 years, and yet, despite this it ranks 11th globally for educational scores, while Japan ranks fourth, the highest of the major countries. What's the difference? Japanese society celebrates hard work and a hard working lifestyle, while the US celebrates ideological ideas like "freedom", which, of course, isn't freedom at all. It's laziness. Why does America, the supposed leader of the world, sit at fourth place in per capita GDP spent on welfare, by far the highest of the worlds leading nations?

We need to be introducing a hard-working nature back into the American workplace, and I say a year in public service will be a step in the right direction. In Canada it is mandatory to commit 30 hours to volunteer work. It should be integrated into the education system.


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Debate Round No. 1
ShannonM

Con

ShannonM forfeited this round.
64bithuman

Pro

Con forfeits; arguments remain unchallenged.
Debate Round No. 2
ShannonM

Con

ShannonM forfeited this round.
64bithuman

Pro

Again, Con has forfeited, and I doubt she will be back, so this debate is essentially finished. It is now a waiting game. Points remain unchallenged.
Debate Round No. 3
ShannonM

Con

ShannonM forfeited this round.
64bithuman

Pro

As I suspected, the debate went unchallenged. Too bad. I'll end it here.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Bennett91 2 years ago
Bennett91
Also how do you define "public service"?
Posted by Bennett91 2 years ago
Bennett91
I might accept, what are the parameters for the debate? Character limits, response time etc.?
Posted by PrinceMittens 2 years ago
PrinceMittens
Same debate? Hummmmmm.
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Reasons for voting decision: How unfortunate that Con chose to waste Pro's time. Conduct for the forfeits, arguments for the unrebutted case.