Barack Obama for President in 2008.

hart7217
righty10294

I think that a general election between Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain would be one of the greatest campaigns in the history of the United States. I think that it would be one that focuses on the issues at hand; keeping away from the Bush, Clinton politics of the 1990's. I selected four rounds so that I may present my challenge in this the first round. The subsequent three rounds shall be the debate. I am proposing that we debate in favor of our candidates with one another. Let's discuss them on...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The USFG should disallow torture and forgo using it as an interrogation technique.

C4747500
righty10294

Exactly as the title states. I will define torture as extreme anguish of body or mind, and I accept that torture can be both physical and psychological. I view all torture as illegitimate. I would like to debate these tenets: 1. Torture is dehumanizing and degrading. To torture any individual is to declare that their life is worthless and they are merely an object which can be used for a purpose. 2. I will make the preemptive argument that if you claim torture is legitimate, then...

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Biohistory, or digging up the body of dead people for science

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Acureforthemondays

Hello, this is a paper I did for science on biohistory. If you don't know what biohistory is, it is a new form a science. Scientist are (want to) dig(ing) up the bodies of famous people to check for dieses DNA etc. I think this is wrong and is against "rest in peace." I believe that biohistory, or the digging up of dead people, should not be allowed without consent. It is a violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Biohistory is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment...

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We should to war with Iran

righty10294
hattopic

Hello, IN your comment, it sounded like you wanted this debate. From the looks of the girl's first argument, I wished you had it. SO we'll restart with my first argument. Voters, check out http://www.debate.org/debates/We-should-got-to-War-with-Iran/1/ to find out what I'm talking about. I've become interested in this topic since the most recent boat incident last week. Clearly Iran has been testing us to see what we're capable of. Reasons to go to war- 1)Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Preside...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The US should go to war with Iran

rwebberc
righty10294

I've seen your previous arguments and must say I strongly disagree with you and no one has been able to argue coherently against you, which is disappointing. Therefore, I have decided to challenge you to this debate. One of the oldest problems in United States foreign policy is the debate of power vs. principle. In the past half-century, the United States has lost favor in the international community for favoring the former over the latter. Instead of another preemptive war similar to Iraq, i...

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National Health Care

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govchapman

Hello I think that having a national heath care system would be terrible. It would make our doctors offices/hospitals. There are many reasons why we shouldn't have it- 1)You wouldn't be able to choose your own doctor. This is very important. When people go to a doctor, they should feel comfortable going there and asking him personal questions. NOw, you meet a new doctor every time you get sick. You will never feel comfortable with that doctor, because you will see him for the first time,...

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We should got to War with Iran

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d4l

Hello I've become interested in this topic since the most recent boat incident last week. Clearly Iran has been testing us to see what we're capable of. Reasons to go to war- 1)Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran) wants to kill Israelis/Jewish. How do the Israelis feel about this. He said in a speech "Death to Israel" What does the threat he pose to that country. It is one of our biggest ally and we should make sure that they are safe. Also, he called the Holocaust a "myth". We all...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Marijuana is not addictive or harmful.

AntiPatriot
righty10294

I don't care what you were taught in health class or learned in D.A.R.E.--marijuana is not addictive. The public school system is a product of the government. Do you honestly think that they will teach people things that would cause people to question its own laws? Millions of people are taught that marijuana is a horrible drug that causes dementia and paranoia. And millions of people believe it. People are taught that if you take one breath in of cannabis smoke, you are doing more harm than...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

A Missile Defense System

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kenito001

Hello I don't see what is so bad about a missile defense system. We have a couple setup now in Alaska and California (note there are a couple in Calf. and a couple in Alaska). There are bases in Russia too. Also, they have new bases planned to be built in Poland/Czech Republic, Boston, Greenland, more in Alaska. It is real simple, a country like North Korea, deploys a nuclear bomb headed for New York. A military base in Alaska detetcs it on a radar. Now we can evacuate New York City and sh...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Gay Marriage should be legal in the USA

crazypenguin
righty10294

Good morning/night First I will state my opening arguments, Gay Marriage should be legal in the USA because why should we restrict people from leading a lifestyle that they wish to? If that is what they want to do with their life let them, it is not some big crime that they are commiting. Also if people have freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion and petition why can't they have freedom of marriage. Theoretically gay marriage could be put under freedom of religion so why not just let...

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Updated 6 Years Ago