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krushmigandhi
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gahbage
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today's children are robbed off their childhood

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Started: 6/22/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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krushmigandhi

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today's children are definetely robbed off their chilhood.their exposed to materialiastic things like television,gameboys,psp,video games etc.when i used to be a child i used to love to play in gardens,parks,beaches,and all the places near to nature but today if you ask a child to go to play or take them to gardens they hate it and find it very boring and better prefer going to a video game parlour.
gahbage

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I'll start by defining a few terms from dictionary.com.

robbed: rob Audio Help /rɒb/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rob] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, robbed, rob�bing.
–verb (used with object) 1. to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from.
2. to deprive (someone) of some right or something legally due: They robbed her of her inheritance.
3. to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.).
4. to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously: The team was robbed of a home run hitter when the umpire called it a foul ball. The shock robbed him of his speech.
5. Mining. to remove ore or coal from (a pillar).
–verb (used without object) 6. to commit or practice robbery.
—Idiom7. rob Peter to pay Paul, to take something from one person or thing to pay one's debt or hypothetical debt to another, as to sacrifice one's health by overworking.

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[Origin: 1175–1225; ME robben < OF robber < Gmc; cf. OHG roubōn. See reave1]

childhood: child�hood Audio Help /ˈtʃaɪldhʊd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[chahyld-hood] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. the state or period of being a child.
2. the early stage in the existence of something: the childhood of the human race.

Note that to rob someone, they must have it in the first place. Also note that while one is a child, they have childhood until they no longer become a child. Therefore, the only way a child can lose its childhood is by no longer being a child. However, the resolution states that children are robbed of childhood. This would be impossible, because all children always have childhood.

Regardless, I'm sure this is not the type of argument my opponent expected or wanted, so I will propose another argument. I will refute my opponent's contention:

"their exposed to materialiastic things like television,gameboys,psp,video games etc.when i used to be a child i used to love to play in gardens,parks,beaches,and all the places near to nature but today if you ask a child to go to play or take them to gardens they hate it and find it very boring and better prefer going to a video game parlour."

Let's examine the situation. My opponent states that what robs children of their childhood is materialism, namely, fascination with TV and video games. However, if the children indulge in these things, unless they are forced to against their will, they will certainly enjoy them. So these things are not stealing childhood, because they bring enjoyment to the children (in their childhood), which is actually doing the opposite.
Debate Round No. 1
krushmigandhi

Pro

krushmigandhi forfeited this round.
gahbage

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Extend all my blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Im_always_right 9 years ago
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My brothers love going out. Yes the 6 year old Love's the play station, and fights, but after he gets wet from the sprinkler, he forgets all about sonic, and stays out for hours, like 5-6.
The 3 year old will run outside, if you ask him to, and can find all kinds of things. If its difficult at first just tell him to "catch Kizmet" (She is our cat, you could also say Perra, who is our other cat, my mother Xera, came up with the name, so did Lorca), I am 13, and don't like to exercise, and recently got put in a school for 1 semester, that had screwy schedules, so I had to be in PE for 6 out of 9 weeks. Now I hate exercise even more. i do like to go out and jog/walk/run every once in a wile but six laps in the gym (Or 2 laps on the track, they both = a mile) every day, I don't think so. I do love swimming so i like summer better. So in my opinion, forcing children to exercise when they don't want to, is what makes children to love video games more, and hate physical activities.
Posted by VenomousNinja 9 years ago
VenomousNinja
Wow...
Gahbage owned.
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