The Instigator
wordsmith
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The Contender
rougeagent21
Con (against)
Winning
35 Points

we have no rights, only privelages

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rougeagent21
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/11/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (19)
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wordsmith

Pro

First i would like to thank my opponent for accepting my debate, but i wont.
or atleast i woudn't admit that i allready have , but none the less lets begin.
This debate is to discuss wether or not our given "rights" such as the right to free speech or the right to live safetly are really..., rights.
By accepting this debate my opponent affirms the definition of rights
to constitute the following: Rights are freedomes which are provided to individuals who fall under, in some form, to be members of thier society. (Humans, have the (Right) to free speech in our (human) society).
In this sence what the individual is left with is not a right at all, the individual is left with a privelage( privelage is a freedome provided to an individualo provided me meets the content of the priveleage provider) .He is only given a certain.. "freedome" because he falls under a category which to the society (or atleast those who run the society) meets standards of content. The moment he was to leave that condition, or in some cases the moment the society was to change that condition, the privelage willl no longer hold.
rougeagent21

Con

I have couple questions before we start.

1-Are you referring to a specific country's "rights?"

2-What authority of said country holds the right to grant "rights?"

Thank you, and I look forward to an enjoyable debate.
Debate Round No. 1
wordsmith

Pro

wordsmith forfeited this round.
rougeagent21

Con

I hope we will be able to debate this. Until my opponent responds, I will not waste my time on a lengthy argument. Here is a right granted by the Constitution of the United States of America:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the RIGHT of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The former statement is the first amendment to the United States' Constitution. Here we can see that citizens have the right to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The resolution is negated.
Debate Round No. 2
wordsmith

Pro

wordsmith forfeited this round.
rougeagent21

Con

My opponent has the right to forfeit this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
Defaulted all categories to CON due to multiple forfeits.
Posted by RoyLatham 8 years ago
RoyLatham
Con wins by default, obviously.
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
"Freedoms mean squat when you have no body available to recognize or enforce them."
I think you mean
"Rights mean squat when you have no body available to recognize or enforce them."
Posted by Volkov 8 years ago
Volkov
"NEG: We have no rights, no priveleges, only freedoms."

Freedoms mean squat when you have no body available to recognize or enforce them.

"Guys- give him a break with the S&G. He's from Canada."

Trying to say something Nags?
Posted by rougeagent21 8 years ago
rougeagent21
To debate well, you must be able to effectively communicate your understanding of something to your judges/audience. If your spelling and/or grammar is poor, your effectiveness goes down.
Posted by andre 8 years ago
andre
Why do they give points for spelling and grammar anyway? It doesn't affect someone's debating skills at all.
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
NEG: We have no rights, no priveleges, only freedoms.

BOOM BABY!
Posted by Xer 8 years ago
Xer
Guys- give him a break with the S&G. He's from Canada.
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
"For every round of debate, you will have 24 hours to post your argument."

it would also be preferable for that to be longer as well.
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
Voting period: 1 month-ish.
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