Basically - regardless of the left and right wing spectrum...all politicians lie and nothing is ever done in favour of what the people want. This is what a decmocracy is and this is such a strong and undoubtedly true premise that I shall not include anymore for now.
You say that all politicians lie, so I will provide you with a list of politicians, and you can only win if you prove that every single one of them has lied to their constituents, according to the resolution.
It's common knowledge every person (politicians are people by the way) has at least told 1 lie in their life regardless of how little or big. There...I win =) Now can you please prove to me that politicians don't lie? and that the political system is not flawed??
My opponent has cited an article that states that everyone has told lies, but it does not give a distinction between political lies and lies in politicians personal lives. It does not matter to the political system whether a politician told their children “the dog ran away”, instead of telling them that the dog died. Thus, you still need to prove that all of these people have told political lies, harmful to the democracy.
You also stated that “nothing is ever done in favor of what the people want”, but for this to be true, you must prove that every single law/bill ever passed in the history of the world has been contrary to the wants of the citizens.
Thus my opponent has not fulfilled their burden of proof, and I urge you to vote Con!
When I said all politicians lie i didn't specify whether or not they were political lies or just general lies because general lying also implies the ability and possibility to lie even at a political level.
Also as a point of reference and proof that nothing is done in favour of what the people want - in New Zealand (which is where i'm from by the way) there has been 10 citizens initiated referendum's held and all 10 have been overruled by the government and exactly the opposite of what the citizens wanted to be changed was done. This fact is proof that we do not live in a democracy.
In America - you have lobbyists which change your laws..Many a lobbyist has on numerous occasions been caught out on bribe acceptance. Although this has happened - the political system has not changed or become more transparent as to ensure it won't happen again which begs the question as to "why"..... America is supposed to be one of the wealthiest nations on earth yet your homeless and starving number in the millions (more than the population of new zealand) Every politicians stance on poverty and hunger regardless of right or left wing is to "eradicate or decrease it"...All it's ever done is statistically risen and worsened.
in conclusion my opponent has only really made very weak attempts at counter arguing my premises and not put forward any of his/her own premises/conclusions in favour of proving that it's not flawed. Therefore I strongly urge you to vote pro!
My opponent has provided a largely fallacious case based on personal opinion. In the us, hundreds of referendums pass each year, like the one in my source (1). Therefore some things are done in favor of what the people want, and on that point alone, I have negated the resolution. Vote Con!
Reasons for voting decision: A flawed system can still on occasion produce proper results. Pro seemed to want to keep "moving the goalposts" to win rather than address the issue at hand In doing so, he wasted valuable debate rounds and was unable to field a winning argument in the final round.