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States ought not possess Nukes!

PiperPhoenix
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9/21/2010 4:09:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Hey I need some help If you wouldn't mind! I can't think of any contentions for a Topic I was assigned in Class.

Resolved: States ought not possess Nuclear Weapons.

Any Thoughts?
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9/21/2010 4:14:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I have to have a case for both side both Aff. and Neg.
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9/21/2010 4:18:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/21/2010 4:14:48 PM, PiperPhoenix wrote:
I have to have a case for both side both Aff. and Neg.

So..you're arguing both sides? How can it be a debate when you're against yourself?
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9/21/2010 4:21:19 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
No I have to have a case for both sides so I'm ready to debate for either side when I get to the Tournament my teacher is taking us to.
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Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
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Demons run, but count the cost,
The battle's won, but the child is lost,
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9/21/2010 4:31:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/21/2010 4:30:48 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Looking at some debates can help.

This has the title of the same statement you made so you've probably already seen it:
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But you probably haven't seen the last three.
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9/21/2010 4:34:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
My Teach read it to my class but the others I haven't so thanks! But I'd like to know your side/oppinions on the topic. What is your take on it?
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Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
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Demons run, but count the cost,
The battle's won, but the child is lost,
When a good man goes to war.
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9/21/2010 4:42:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/21/2010 4:34:55 PM, PiperPhoenix wrote:
My Teach read it to my class but the others I haven't so thanks! But I'd like to know your side/oppinions on the topic. What is your take on it?

Lets see...is it good for anyone to have the ability to destroy entire cities at the push of a button??

My personal opinion would be no.
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9/21/2010 4:44:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
That's a really good thing to know!
Demons run when a good man goes to war;
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When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
When a good man goes to war,
Demons run, but count the cost,
The battle's won, but the child is lost,
When a good man goes to war.
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9/21/2010 5:46:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
that proposal is impossible to implement of enforce.

does one believe if the u.s. and europe get rid of their nuclear weapons, that iran and nk would get rid of theirs by choice?

a world without nuclear weapons would be better, but like a world without poverty and murder, it is not realistic.
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9/21/2010 6:47:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/21/2010 5:46:27 PM, minervx wrote:
that proposal is impossible to implement of enforce.

does one believe if the u.s. and europe get rid of their nuclear weapons, that iran and nk would get rid of theirs by choice?

a world without nuclear weapons would be better, but like a world without poverty and murder, it is not realistic.

Wow I never thought of it like that!
Demons run when a good man goes to war;
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
When a good man goes to war,
Demons run, but count the cost,
The battle's won, but the child is lost,
When a good man goes to war.
Sobriquet
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9/21/2010 7:39:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Step one is to define terms for both affirmative, and negative. "States" can be a key word. "Ought" is usually defined in relation to morality as opposed to should (from my experience in tournaments)

Next step is to develop a value/criterion because this is the LD topic for September/October. Then work on arguments (work the value/criterion in as best as you can)

I don't have any strong opinions on the topic, but google MAD. Look into alternatives to nuclear weapons, and how effective they are. Look at the effects of using nuclear weapons (death toll, destruction of environment, radiation).
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9/22/2010 8:48:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Thanks!
Demons run when a good man goes to war;
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
When a good man goes to war,
Demons run, but count the cost,
The battle's won, but the child is lost,
When a good man goes to war.