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sahrj
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Robkwoods
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is war ever acceptable

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Robkwoods
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/16/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 646 times Debate No: 84014
Debate Rounds (3)
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sahrj

Con

is the murder of millions in combat justified no it is not because killing is always wrong and nothing will ever make it right even if it is a terrorist that is killed
Robkwoods

Pro

War is absolutely acceptable under certain conditions.
Now, say I walk up to you and start repeatedly punching you in the face. By your logic, it would be immoral for you to return said punches. Now you are dead. I deemed you no long appriopriate for this world, uummmmmm because I didn't like your face. I would offer that your retailation is justified. No person in this world has the authority to take your life without your expressed permission, furthermore you have the right to defend it.
Debate Round No. 1
sahrj

Con

sahrj forfeited this round.
Robkwoods

Pro

This silence falls in line with your logic.
Debate Round No. 2
sahrj

Con

sahrj forfeited this round.
Robkwoods

Pro

Punk Messenger
"No man, Persian or Greek, no man threatens a messenger!"

King Butler
"You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city's steps! You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same."

Punk Messenger
"This is blasphemy! This is madness!"

King Butler
"Madness? THIS IS SPARTA!"

I rest my case.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
(your) Life is "acceptable". If war is the way to keep it as it is. That is what You will "do"...
Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
The initiation of force is never moral. When you come up against a person who views force as the proper means of relating to people, you know that this is a person not worth dealing with. This is a person outside the realm of morality, and once outside, moral conventions and principles have no place. There is only one way to deal with such a person, and that is with retaliatory force.
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Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
U.n
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
Vote Placed by famousdebater 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con had so many run on sentences and absolutely nothing from his 1st speech was coherent. Conduct because of ff by con. Convincing arguments because of 2 forfeitures and the failure to refute pros argument (War is acceptable under some conditions.) pro refuted the point that killing is wrong with the fact that sometimes, war is acceptable. Therefore, my vote clearly goes to pro.
Vote Placed by debatedeity111 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con conceited.