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7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.

Economics
1. War is not good for an economy.

2. High-frequency trading should be banned.

3. The minimum wage hurts the poor.

4. Socialism is inherently immoral.

5. Tariffs harm domestic and foreign economies.

6. Free trade makes everyone better off.

7. Capitalism raises the standard of living of everyone.

8. The United States should terminate all foreign aid.

9. The United States would be more prosperous without the welfare state.

10. The imposition of sanctions on states is not the best way to end child labour

11. America should privatize Social Security.

12. The government caused the Great Depression

13. Representative money is superior to fiat money.

14. Development programs rarely benefit the poor.

15. A freer economy results in a higher quality of life.

16. Good economics is bad politics.

17. The government should never bailout a failing business.

18. Mild deflation is preferable to mild inflation.

19. Saving and investing are superior to borrowing and spending.

20. Austrian economics is superior to Keynesianism.

21. The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle (ATBC) is correct.

22. All intellectual property laws should be abolished.

23. The Federal Reserve should be abolished.

24. The United States should have no official currency.

25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist.

26. Insider trading should not be illegal.

27. The government was the proximal cause of the housing bubble.

28. The government should not guarantee student loans.

29. The government was the proximal cause of the Great Recession.

Government
1. Anarchy is preferable to Minarchy.

2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president.

3. Woodrow Wilson was a bad president.

4. Harry Truman was a bad president.

5. Ronald Reagan was a bad president.

6. George W. Bush was a bad president.

7. Grover Cleveland was a good president.

8. John Tyler was a good president.

9. The two main US political parties could be called the stupid party and the evil party.

10. Libertarian policies are superior to Democrat and Republican policies.

11. Term limits should be imposed on US senators and representatives.

12. 9/11 was a response to US foreign policy.

13. The size of government should be decreased.

14. Agenda 21 is a bad policy.

15. The United States should use its armed forces only for direct national defense.

16. Democracy (representative or direct) is a failed system of government that can never function in practice as it is intended to on paper.

17. The Electoral College should be abolished and the President should be elected directly by the people.

18. The US should reduce the size of the prison system by immediately freeing all non-violent criminals.

Liberty
1. Homosexuals should be allowed full marital status.

2. Gambling should be legalized.

3. All drugs should be legalized.

4. Prostitution should be legalized.

5. Safety is not an absolute good.

6. Conscription is immoral.

7. All forms of involuntary servitude (conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution) are immoral.

8. Habeas Corpus should not be limited nor suspended to combat terrorism.

9. Euthanasia, with the full consent of the patient, should be legalized.

10. Public nudity should be not be a crime.

11. There should be no minimum age to purchase or consume drugs.

12. Individualism ought to be favored over collectivism.

13. Taxation is theft.

Religion
1. The Bible is not the source of morality.

2. The Ten Commandments are not a reliable basis for morality.

3. Jesus is not the Messiah.

4. Islam is not a religion of peace.

5. The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world.

6. The Catholic Church should be duly punished for crimes against humanity.

7. The Bible contradicts itself.

8. The Bible sanctions slavery.

9. The Bible sanctions misogyny.

10. Mormonism makes less sense than Pastafarianism.

11. In general, Atheists are more moral than Theists.

12. The Theory of Evolution is more accurate than the _______ creation story.

13. A poor, dumb, violent, dogmatic person is more likely a Theist than an Atheist.

14. No living human has demonstrated legitimate supernatural powers.

15. Atheism is not a religion.

16. No religion has established absolute proof for the existence of god/gods.

17. Philosophy is more rewarding than religion.

18. Religious belief is irrational.

19. The biblical god is totalitarian in nature.

20. Religion should not be immune from criticism.

21. Religion is not useful.

22. God/Allah is illogical.

23. Science, reason, and love are more societally beneficial than religion, faith, and hatred.

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1. Jazz music is harmonically superior to Contemporary Pop Music
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7/3/2015 8:16:36 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'll take 22 as Con (note I'll be playing Devil's advocate). While I'm an atheist, God debates are always the best :P
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7/3/2015 9:58:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I could probably find a platform on issues 3-8 in the government section, if you're interested. Of course, you can always find a better opponent than me to discuss the lively world of politics. It's also worth noting that I'm venturing to Iceland tomorrow, so if we were to debate, I'd love to do it in early August.
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7/3/2015 10:28:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.

Economics
1. War is not good for an economy.

2. High-frequency trading should be banned.

3. The minimum wage hurts the poor.

4. Socialism is inherently immoral.

5. Tariffs harm domestic and foreign economies.

6. Free trade makes everyone better off.

7. Capitalism raises the standard of living of everyone.

8. The United States should terminate all foreign aid.

9. The United States would be more prosperous without the welfare state.

10. The imposition of sanctions on states is not the best way to end child labour

11. America should privatize Social Security.

12. The government caused the Great Depression

13. Representative money is superior to fiat money.

14. Development programs rarely benefit the poor.

15. A freer economy results in a higher quality of life.

16. Good economics is bad politics.

17. The government should never bailout a failing business.

18. Mild deflation is preferable to mild inflation.

19. Saving and investing are superior to borrowing and spending.

20. Austrian economics is superior to Keynesianism.

21. The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle (ATBC) is correct.

22. All intellectual property laws should be abolished.

23. The Federal Reserve should be abolished.

24. The United States should have no official currency.

25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist.

26. Insider trading should not be illegal.

27. The government was the proximal cause of the housing bubble.

28. The government should not guarantee student loans.

29. The government was the proximal cause of the Great Recession.

Government
1. Anarchy is preferable to Minarchy.

2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president.

3. Woodrow Wilson was a bad president.

4. Harry Truman was a bad president.

5. Ronald Reagan was a bad president.

6. George W. Bush was a bad president.

7. Grover Cleveland was a good president.

8. John Tyler was a good president.

9. The two main US political parties could be called the stupid party and the evil party.

10. Libertarian policies are superior to Democrat and Republican policies.

11. Term limits should be imposed on US senators and representatives.

12. 9/11 was a response to US foreign policy.

13. The size of government should be decreased.

14. Agenda 21 is a bad policy.

15. The United States should use its armed forces only for direct national defense.

16. Democracy (representative or direct) is a failed system of government that can never function in practice as it is intended to on paper.

17. The Electoral College should be abolished and the President should be elected directly by the people.

18. The US should reduce the size of the prison system by immediately freeing all non-violent criminals.

Liberty
1. Homosexuals should be allowed full marital status.

2. Gambling should be legalized.

3. All drugs should be legalized.

4. Prostitution should be legalized.

5. Safety is not an absolute good.

6. Conscription is immoral.

7. All forms of involuntary servitude (conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution) are immoral.

8. Habeas Corpus should not be limited nor suspended to combat terrorism.

9. Euthanasia, with the full consent of the patient, should be legalized.

10. Public nudity should be not be a crime.

11. There should be no minimum age to purchase or consume drugs.

12. Individualism ought to be favored over collectivism.

13. Taxation is theft.

Religion
1. The Bible is not the source of morality.

2. The Ten Commandments are not a reliable basis for morality.

3. Jesus is not the Messiah.

4. Islam is not a religion of peace.

5. The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world.

6. The Catholic Church should be duly punished for crimes against humanity.

7. The Bible contradicts itself.

8. The Bible sanctions slavery.

9. The Bible sanctions misogyny.

10. Mormonism makes less sense than Pastafarianism.

11. In general, Atheists are more moral than Theists.

12. The Theory of Evolution is more accurate than the _______ creation story.

13. A poor, dumb, violent, dogmatic person is more likely a Theist than an Atheist.

14. No living human has demonstrated legitimate supernatural powers.

15. Atheism is not a religion.

16. No religion has established absolute proof for the existence of god/gods.

17. Philosophy is more rewarding than religion.

18. Religious belief is irrational.

19. The biblical god is totalitarian in nature.

20. Religion should not be immune from criticism.

21. Religion is not useful.

22. God/Allah is illogical.

23. Science, reason, and love are more societally beneficial than religion, faith, and hatred.


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1. Jazz music is harmonically superior to Contemporary Pop Music

OMG OMG, I will debate you on:

--The Bible is not a source for morality.

-The Ten Commandments are not a reliable basis for morality.

-Religion is not useful. [I likeee]

-A poor, dumb, violent, dogmatic person is more likely a Theist than an Atheist.
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7/3/2015 10:28:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.


Government
1. Anarchy is preferable to Minarchy.
I'd be Con on this. I would prefer a Minarchy over an anarchy anyday.


Liberty

3. All drugs should be legalized.
Not ALL drugs.


9. Euthanasia, with the full consent of the patient, should be legalized.

So you only support Voluntary Euthanasia then?
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7/3/2015 10:29:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I find it strange that I agree with a large portion of these. My how Libertarian I've grown.
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7/3/2015 10:48:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.

5. The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world.

6. The Catholic Church should be duly punished for crimes against humanity.

8. The Bible sanctions slavery.

11. In general, Atheists are more moral than Theists.

18. Religious belief is irrational.

19. The biblical god is totalitarian in nature.

21. Religion is not useful.

22. God/Allah is illogical.

Give me a month or so and I'd debate you on any of these...
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7/3/2015 10:54:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 9:58:53 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:
I could probably find a platform on issues 3-8 in the government section, if you're interested. Of course, you can always find a better opponent than me to discuss the lively world of politics. It's also worth noting that I'm venturing to Iceland tomorrow, so if we were to debate, I'd love to do it in early August.

I would take Pro on 3-7.
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7/3/2015 4:06:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!

I would be willing to debate pretty much all in the government section... though depends on the time restraints etc...
"Liberalism Defined" http://www.debate.org...
"The Social Contract" http://www.debate.org...
"Intro to IR An Open Discussion" http://www.debate.org...

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7/3/2015 4:08:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'll debate IP or anarchy - I agree with pretty much everything else on the list, lol (minus high-frequency trading, but I don't really want to debate it).
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7/3/2015 4:24:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.

Some really nice topics you have, many on which I agree with you. Let's see...

12. The government caused the Great Depression

I like this one a lot, though I agree with it to some effect: I think it was a sin of omission (a la Bernanke/Friedman) on the part of the Fed, rather than a sign of commission - or, even, that it was a function of the Fed trying to lean against a stock market bubble in the late 1920s and then prolonged by consumer deleveraging. I'd be curious to know a bit more about how you plan to approach this. Particularly, are you planning to advance an Austrian narrative that overzealous monetary policy, the Smoot-Hawley act, or something of that nature sparked the Depression? If so, I'm certainly interested.

13. Representative money is superior to fiat money.

What is representative money? Free banking?

16. Good economics is bad politics.

Ehhh, I love this one, but agree with it, lol.

18. Mild deflation is preferable to mild inflation.

Define "mild." 2 percent? 4 percent?

19. Saving and investing are superior to borrowing and spending.

Always, or does this make a distinction between the short and long runs?

20. Austrian economics is superior to Keynesianism.

If nothing else, I'd love to do this one.

23. The Federal Reserve should be abolished.

Eh, I'm a Fed aficionado, but this one bores me a bit. Maybe if the debate were a bit narrower so as to address some particular policy - e.g., the Fed's response to the financial crisis - I might be interested.
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7/3/2015 4:59:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.

Economics
1. War is not good for an economy.

2. High-frequency trading should be banned.

3. The minimum wage hurts the poor.

4. Socialism is inherently immoral.

5. Tariffs harm domestic and foreign economies.

6. Free trade makes everyone better off.

7. Capitalism raises the standard of living of everyone.

8. The United States should terminate all foreign aid.

9. The United States would be more prosperous without the welfare state.

10. The imposition of sanctions on states is not the best way to end child labour

11. America should privatize Social Security.

12. The government caused the Great Depression

13. Representative money is superior to fiat money.

14. Development programs rarely benefit the poor.

15. A freer economy results in a higher quality of life.

16. Good economics is bad politics.

17. The government should never bailout a failing business.

18. Mild deflation is preferable to mild inflation.

19. Saving and investing are superior to borrowing and spending.

20. Austrian economics is superior to Keynesianism.

21. The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle (ATBC) is correct.

22. All intellectual property laws should be abolished.

23. The Federal Reserve should be abolished.

24. The United States should have no official currency.

25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist.

26. Insider trading should not be illegal.

27. The government was the proximal cause of the housing bubble.

28. The government should not guarantee student loans.

29. The government was the proximal cause of the Great Recession.

Government
1. Anarchy is preferable to Minarchy.

2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president.

3. Woodrow Wilson was a bad president.

4. Harry Truman was a bad president.

5. Ronald Reagan was a bad president.

6. George W. Bush was a bad president.

7. Grover Cleveland was a good president.

8. John Tyler was a good president.

9. The two main US political parties could be called the stupid party and the evil party.

10. Libertarian policies are superior to Democrat and Republican policies.

11. Term limits should be imposed on US senators and representatives.

12. 9/11 was a response to US foreign policy.

13. The size of government should be decreased.

14. Agenda 21 is a bad policy.

15. The United States should use its armed forces only for direct national defense.

16. Democracy (representative or direct) is a failed system of government that can never function in practice as it is intended to on paper.

17. The Electoral College should be abolished and the President should be elected directly by the people.

18. The US should reduce the size of the prison system by immediately freeing all non-violent criminals.

Liberty
1. Homosexuals should be allowed full marital status.

2. Gambling should be legalized.

3. All drugs should be legalized.

4. Prostitution should be legalized.

5. Safety is not an absolute good.

6. Conscription is immoral.

7. All forms of involuntary servitude (conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution) are immoral.

8. Habeas Corpus should not be limited nor suspended to combat terrorism.

9. Euthanasia, with the full consent of the patient, should be legalized.

10. Public nudity should be not be a crime.

11. There should be no minimum age to purchase or consume drugs.

12. Individualism ought to be favored over collectivism.

13. Taxation is theft.

Religion
1. The Bible is not the source of morality.

2. The Ten Commandments are not a reliable basis for morality.

3. Jesus is not the Messiah.

4. Islam is not a religion of peace.

5. The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world.

6. The Catholic Church should be duly punished for crimes against humanity.

7. The Bible contradicts itself.

8. The Bible sanctions slavery.

9. The Bible sanctions misogyny.

10. Mormonism makes less sense than Pastafarianism.

11. In general, Atheists are more moral than Theists.

12. The Theory of Evolution is more accurate than the _______ creation story.

13. A poor, dumb, violent, dogmatic person is more likely a Theist than an Atheist.

14. No living human has demonstrated legitimate supernatural powers.

15. Atheism is not a religion.

16. No religion has established absolute proof for the existence of god/gods.

17. Philosophy is more rewarding than religion.

18. Religious belief is irrational.

19. The biblical god is totalitarian in nature.

20. Religion should not be immune from criticism.

21. Religion is not useful.

22. God/Allah is illogical.

23. Science, reason, and love are more societally beneficial than religion, faith, and hatred.


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1. Jazz music is harmonically superior to Contemporary Pop Music

The topics I'm interested in.

Economics:
Topic 4
Topic 3
Topic 6

Religion:
Topic 18
Topic 21
Topic 11

Liberty:
Topic 3
Topic 7
Topic 6
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7/3/2015 7:46:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.

Economics
1. War is not good for an economy.

2. High-frequency trading should be banned.

3. The minimum wage hurts the poor.

4. Socialism is inherently immoral.

5. Tariffs harm domestic and foreign economies.

6. Free trade makes everyone better off.

7. Capitalism raises the standard of living of everyone.

8. The United States should terminate all foreign aid.

9. The United States would be more prosperous without the welfare state.

10. The imposition of sanctions on states is not the best way to end child labour

11. America should privatize Social Security.

12. The government caused the Great Depression

13. Representative money is superior to fiat money.

14. Development programs rarely benefit the poor.

15. A freer economy results in a higher quality of life.

16. Good economics is bad politics.

17. The government should never bailout a failing business.

18. Mild deflation is preferable to mild inflation.

19. Saving and investing are superior to borrowing and spending.

20. Austrian economics is superior to Keynesianism.

21. The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle (ATBC) is correct.

22. All intellectual property laws should be abolished.

23. The Federal Reserve should be abolished.

24. The United States should have no official currency.

25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist.

26. Insider trading should not be illegal.

27. The government was the proximal cause of the housing bubble.

28. The government should not guarantee student loans.

29. The government was the proximal cause of the Great Recession.

Government
1. Anarchy is preferable to Minarchy.

2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president.

3. Woodrow Wilson was a bad president.

4. Harry Truman was a bad president.

5. Ronald Reagan was a bad president.

6. George W. Bush was a bad president.

7. Grover Cleveland was a good president.

8. John Tyler was a good president.

9. The two main US political parties could be called the stupid party and the evil party.

10. Libertarian policies are superior to Democrat and Republican policies.

11. Term limits should be imposed on US senators and representatives.

12. 9/11 was a response to US foreign policy.

13. The size of government should be decreased.

14. Agenda 21 is a bad policy.

15. The United States should use its armed forces only for direct national defense.

16. Democracy (representative or direct) is a failed system of government that can never function in practice as it is intended to on paper.

17. The Electoral College should be abolished and the President should be elected directly by the people.

18. The US should reduce the size of the prison system by immediately freeing all non-violent criminals.

Liberty
1. Homosexuals should be allowed full marital status.

2. Gambling should be legalized.

3. All drugs should be legalized.

4. Prostitution should be legalized.

5. Safety is not an absolute good.

6. Conscription is immoral.

7. All forms of involuntary servitude (conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution) are immoral.

8. Habeas Corpus should not be limited nor suspended to combat terrorism.

9. Euthanasia, with the full consent of the patient, should be legalized.

10. Public nudity should be not be a crime.

11. There should be no minimum age to purchase or consume drugs.

12. Individualism ought to be favored over collectivism.

13. Taxation is theft.

Religion
1. The Bible is not the source of morality.

2. The Ten Commandments are not a reliable basis for morality.

3. Jesus is not the Messiah.

4. Islam is not a religion of peace.

5. The Catholic Church is not a force for good in the world.

6. The Catholic Church should be duly punished for crimes against humanity.

7. The Bible contradicts itself.

8. The Bible sanctions slavery.

9. The Bible sanctions misogyny.

10. Mormonism makes less sense than Pastafarianism.

11. In general, Atheists are more moral than Theists.

12. The Theory of Evolution is more accurate than the _______ creation story.

13. A poor, dumb, violent, dogmatic person is more likely a Theist than an Atheist.

14. No living human has demonstrated legitimate supernatural powers.

15. Atheism is not a religion.

16. No religion has established absolute proof for the existence of god/gods.

17. Philosophy is more rewarding than religion.

18. Religious belief is irrational.


I'd be interested in 18 perhaps

19. The biblical god is totalitarian in nature.

20. Religion should not be immune from criticism.

21. Religion is not useful.

22. God/Allah is illogical.

23. Science, reason, and love are more societally beneficial than religion, faith, and hatred.


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1. Jazz music is harmonically superior to Contemporary Pop Music
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7/3/2015 10:40:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 10:29:25 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I find it strange that I agree with a large portion of these. My how Libertarian I've grown.

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7/4/2015 12:14:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
18. The US should reduce the size of the prison system by immediately freeing all non-violent criminals.


So thieves, embezzlers, repeated offenders of drunk driving and pedophiles should all be allowed to return to society without fear of facing jail time for continuing their criminal ways. Seems legit.
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7/4/2015 12:16:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
"25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist."

I don't even know what to make of this one.
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7/4/2015 7:35:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/3/2015 10:40:48 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/3/2015 10:29:25 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I find it strange that I agree with a large portion of these. My how Libertarian I've grown.

ewwwwwwwwww

Eh, Lannan's big issues are becoming more and more like yours lol
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7/6/2015 12:15:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
HA HA I can agree that prostitution should be legal and nudity as well :D

At 7/3/2015 7:46:40 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 7/3/2015 3:43:06 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
WSA's list of debate topics!
I take Pro on all.
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7/6/2015 1:10:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2015 7:35:21 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/3/2015 10:40:48 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/3/2015 10:29:25 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I find it strange that I agree with a large portion of these. My how Libertarian I've grown.

ewwwwwwwwww

Eh, Lannan's big issues are becoming more and more like yours lol

we have always been like 50 - 70% agree, and we are at 68 now, so within the margin.
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7/6/2015 7:07:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2015 12:04:59 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
Some of these are just fvcking ridiculous.

Wanna debate. I know that last debate we did searved no justice, but Imabench's p*ssing contest.
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7/6/2015 9:34:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/6/2015 7:07:16 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/4/2015 12:04:59 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
Some of these are just fvcking ridiculous.

Wanna debate. I know that last debate we did searved no justice, but Imabench's p*ssing contest.

I agree with a lot of them, so it depends.
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7/6/2015 12:26:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/6/2015 9:34:56 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/6/2015 7:07:16 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/4/2015 12:04:59 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
Some of these are just fvcking ridiculous.

Wanna debate. I know that last debate we did searved no justice, but Imabench's p*ssing contest.

I agree with a lot of them, so it depends.

Choose one.
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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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7/6/2015 12:55:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/6/2015 12:26:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/6/2015 9:34:56 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/6/2015 7:07:16 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/4/2015 12:04:59 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
Some of these are just fvcking ridiculous.

Wanna debate. I know that last debate we did searved no justice, but Imabench's p*ssing contest.

I agree with a lot of them, so it depends.

Choose one.

"25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist."
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7/6/2015 12:56:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/6/2015 12:55:25 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/6/2015 12:26:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/6/2015 9:34:56 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/6/2015 7:07:16 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/4/2015 12:04:59 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
Some of these are just fvcking ridiculous.

Wanna debate. I know that last debate we did searved no justice, but Imabench's p*ssing contest.

I agree with a lot of them, so it depends.

Choose one.

"25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist."

Nah.
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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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7/6/2015 12:56:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/6/2015 12:56:10 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/6/2015 12:55:25 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/6/2015 12:26:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/6/2015 9:34:56 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/6/2015 7:07:16 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/4/2015 12:04:59 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
Some of these are just fvcking ridiculous.

Wanna debate. I know that last debate we did searved no justice, but Imabench's p*ssing contest.

I agree with a lot of them, so it depends.

Choose one.

"25. A purely capitalistic system would be disadvantageous to the institution of slavery even if slavery were permitted to exist."

Nah.

lol, smart choice
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7/6/2015 1:13:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'd be interested in any of these. We'd have to discuss the details on a few, but mostly, I'm good with them as is.

8. The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
17. The government should never bailout a failing business.
22. All intellectual property laws should be abolished.
26. Insider trading should not be illegal.
28. The government should not guarantee student loans.
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7/6/2015 2:54:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/6/2015 1:10:42 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/4/2015 7:35:21 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/3/2015 10:40:48 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 7/3/2015 10:29:25 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I find it strange that I agree with a large portion of these. My how Libertarian I've grown.

ewwwwwwwwww

Eh, Lannan's big issues are becoming more and more like yours lol

we have always been like 50 - 70% agree, and we are at 68 now, so within the margin.

We agree on alot.
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