The Instigator
kevin1110
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The Contender
Valtarov
Con (against)
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legalization of child abuse

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Valtarov
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/4/2010 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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kevin1110

Pro

child abuse are usually for child who doesn't listen to heir parents.
In my opinion child abuse should allowed.
Valtarov

Con

My opponent, being both instigator and pro, has the burden of proof. He must prove that child abuse should be legalized. Since he has offered no arguments, I have nothing to negate.

My opponent has failed to provide definitions. Whatever definitions I provide, as long as they are reasonable, are the only definitions that can be used in the debate:

Child: a minor dependent upon one or more parents
Abuse: Improper or excessive use or treatment, also physical maltreatment [1].
Legalize: to make legal; especially : to give legal validity or sanction to [2].

Child abuse is thusly defined, given the above definitions, as such: The improper or excessive use or infliction of physical force upon a minor dependent by a parent.

My Case:
My opponent has not specified in what country the resolution is supposed to be carried out. Since there is no world government, there is no way to fulfill the resolution, as without a world legal body there is no way to legalize child abuse humanity-wide.

Secondly, my opponent would violate human rights offenses. The US Bill of Rights is the foundation for most modern ideas of human rights. Within this Bill of Rights, it says thus, "...nor cruel and unusual punishments [shall be] inflicted."[3] Since child abuse by definition must be both cruel and unusual, it violates the Bill of Rights. Child abuse also violates Article 5 of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." [4] To uphold child abuse is to uphold flagrant violations of human rights.

On what my opponent said:
"child [sic] abuse are [sic] usually for child [sic] who doesn't listen to heir [sic] parents."
My opponent provides no reasoning or proof for this statement. Also, even if this is true, it does not constitute a valid reason to legalize child abuse.

"In my opinion child abuse should allowed."
We don't care what your opinion is. The only way of weighing beliefs is by rational argumentation. Please provide this next round.

Sources:
[1]: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary-http://www.merriam-webster.com...
[2]: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary-http://www.merriam-webster.com...
[3]: The Constitution of the United States of America-http://www.usconstitution.net...
[4]: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights-http://www.un.org...
Debate Round No. 1
kevin1110

Pro

kevin1110 forfeited this round.
Valtarov

Con

Extend all my arguments. I await my opponent's true responses next round.
Debate Round No. 2
kevin1110

Pro

My ID will be terminated. so I won't be writing this.
Valtarov

Con

My arguments were not responded to; vote Con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by nippybabi 7 years ago
nippybabi
I think that child ABUSE is wrong but I think discplining your child is YOUR right. Don't hurt your child as in they can barely move but whoop them and let them know why you did it. I'm 17 and i don't have kids but I have whopped my brother and cousins. Sometimes it's just needed but after a certain age is should cease.
Posted by InsertNameHere 7 years ago
InsertNameHere
Is pro for real? O.o
Posted by Valtarov 7 years ago
Valtarov
Feel free to clarify such things next round. Just don't pull anything crazy.
Posted by kevin1110 7 years ago
kevin1110
told you
Posted by kevin1110 7 years ago
kevin1110
can we only focus on america?
I should'v e tell you earlier.
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