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debbifaye99
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UndocumentedIntellect
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large government purchases of domestic military in time of austerity

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/1/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debbifaye99

Con

Should DHS be purchasing large (over 1.5 billion) rounds of ammo, assault weapons to spec, and armored tanks in a time of austerity? My argument is this is only necessary if they think the Chinese are going to invade by land. I think not and that the real reason is automatic spending of a bureaucracy just for the sake of self preservation.
UndocumentedIntellect

Pro

I would like to start by saying thank you to debbifaye99 for the chance to engage in this debate.

My position is as follows,

The money spent on the domestic military is necessary in any, and every economic state.

You stated that spending a large amount of money on the domestic military is only necessary if the government believed that we would be invaded. This is illogical. To protect its citizens, the government needs to be prepared for war at any given moment. So it logically follows that money MUST be spent consistently, to ensure readiness, and with the advancement of technology, it costs a lot.

What good is a government that does not focus spending on protect its citizens on the domestic level?
Debate Round No. 1
debbifaye99

Con

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UndocumentedIntellect

Pro

I stand by my previous post in saying that the government needs to focus on the domestic military at all times.

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
debbifaye99

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UndocumentedIntellect

Pro

I'd like to use this round to thank all of the voters and my opponent for this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
debbifaye99

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UndocumentedIntellect

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
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