hillary should be in federal prison right now not running for president.
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My argument is quite simple: Secretary Hillary Clinton has not been convicted of a crime that should land her in federal prison. Let's call that my primary contention (or is it a contention?). But I also have a few points I'd like to share on why I think it's implausible to claim she SHOULD be convicted, as no evidence has yet been found by the FBI to indict Secretary Clinton and undergo criminal prosecution proceedings.
1) Secretary Clinton has not been convicted of a federal crime.
This will be brief.
P1. Hillary Clinton has not been convicted of a federal crime.
P2. Therefore, Hillary Clinton should not be in federal prison.
The first premise is clearly airtight. Hillary Clinton has not been convicted of a federal crime by any court. Her criminal record does not show any federal crimes that have been committed on her part. I'm sure my opponent wouldn't argue that a citizen not convicted of a federal crime should serve time in federal prison...
2) The FBI has not yet found any evidence of Secretary Clinton having violated federal law.
Now I move into the FBI's ongoing investigation.
P1. The FBI has not found any evidence on which to indict Secretary Clinton.
P2. Therefore, Secretary Clinton, as of yet, ought not to be indicted.
P3. It follows that Secretary Clinton should not be in federal prison.
Of course, I am not arguing that there is no cause for investigation. There are plenty of reasons to ensure no crimes were committed during Clinton's time in the State Department. I concede that usage of a private email server is irresponsible behavior for a public servant. But irresponsible behavior does not warrant criminal prosecution if there is no evidence of criminal activity. The FBI, as of yet, has not found any evidence upon which to pursue criminal indictment, so therefore, it's implausible to say the Secretary should be resting in a federal prison cell. There's simply no factual basis for that assertion.
I refuse to even touch the treason argument; there's no evidence for treason, and the charges that could even possibly be leveled against Secretary Clinton do not include treason.
So there are my points. There will be more, I promise! But let's be real, there is really no reason to continue debating a non-issue. Clinton has not been convicted of a federal crime. She should not be in federal prison. Simple as that.
I await response.
I will have to agree with you when you say she has not been convicted, so no jail time, yet. But I have to ask, why do we have this woman running for President if she is under investiagation by the FBI. What if they find something incriminating right when they announce she won, then she can just wright a pardon and free herself from federal prison.
People of Debate.org I present my first piece of evidence http://www.breitbart.com...
Our dear little Secretary Clinton has been a very naughty girl.
and I also present my second piece of evidence http://conservativetribune.com...
this is my thrird piece of evidence http://www.thenationalpatriot.com... and she has done much more than this.
On a lighter note I just thought this was funny and you should watch it. https://www.youtube.com...
and ya the singing isn't too good but the lyrics lol, my friend sent this to me.
I would just like to point out that you seem to have strayed a bit far from the resolution. I assume you have conceded my argument that she has not been convicted of a federal crime, so she therefore should not be in federal prison. Brilliant! It appears that this debate about the resolution originally proposed has been finished. I mean, as long as we have reached a consensus that she should not be in federal prison at the moment, it really is all done and dusted.
Well, I'm afraid this will be brief once again.
Your sources seem a bit shady. I mean, Breitbart and the Conservative Tribune don't really seem like unbiased sources of information, and I will admit other news organizations share the same bias against conservatives. I'm sure you would agree the only truly independent source of information regarding this investigation into Secretary Clinton is the government agency in charge of the inquiry, and that would be the FBI.
I have already contended that the FBI has not revealed anything incriminating. The investigation has probed existing and deleted emails and has found no incriminating evidence thus far. And I see no response to this contention either in my opponent's rebuttal, so I presume this is conceded as well.
This was a bit short! I hope there is a better resolution next time that we could really sink our teeth into. But, I'm afraid, the debate around the question of whether or not Secretary Clinton should be sitting in a federal prison cell seems to be over.
Thanks all! I await my opponent's response.
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