Resolved: Oppressive government is more desirable than no government.

royalpaladin
thett3

I have made this debate difficult to accept. Please message me if you are interested. If you find a way to accept this without my permission, you agree to receive an automatic loss. We will be able to verify this because I will issue a challenge to the person I accept, so if I did not issue a challenge to you, you have not legally accepted this debate. This is the 2013 NFL LD nationals topic. Definitions will be provided in Round 1. Feel free to contest them. No semantics. No bypass...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Feminism is based upon female entitlement to male achievements.

elysian85
royalpaladin

I welcome the challenge of engaging a proponent of Feminism who is based in the United States of America, familiar with its laws and culture, and willing to pursue this topic dispassionately. Rules of Engagement: 1. Argumentation ethics apply. 2. Semantics shall not apply. 3. Anecdotal evidence shall be considered irrelevant. 4. Sources must be cited following assertions with notation and the URL provided to bottom of round. 5. Quotations shall be considered irrelevant. 6. Round 1 is...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The state should not ban same-sex marriage.

royalpaladin
FourTrouble

This debate is philosophical in nature rather that wholly political. The viewpoint will be from a pre-society under Rawls' Original Position. This debate is therefore not limited to the United States but is rather discussing the idea of same sex marriage in the realm of Justice as a whole. Rules 1. First round is acceptance only 2. No new arguments in the final round 3. No trolling 4. No semantics 5. No rudeness Good luck :)...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

WriterDave Will Melt Down

WriterDave
royalpaladin

Innomen predicted, when I returned to DDO, that "It's just a matter of time until the next melt down." Such open-ended predictions are win-win for those who make them; if not proven, they are forgotten, and if proven, the predictor is hailed as a prophet. So this is a way of holding Innomen accountable for his prediction in a manner consistent with the primary dispute mechanism on this website -- as well as holding me accountable for my behavior.Full Re...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

RoyalPaladin is Awesome

royalpaladin
BlackVoid

Accept, coward ;).This is the third time :)...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Couple Consisting of Thett3 and RoyalPaladin is Cuter than that of LDF and TUF

royalpaladin
Lickdafoot

First round is acceptance only. Dropped arguments count as concessions. No new arguments in the last round....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: We should name our daughter Ariadne

royalpaladin
thett3

Background: Thett and I just got married, and we are having the ultimate debate baby. So, we decided to have a debate about the baby's name. First round is acceptance only. ...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Resolved: in the forum game mafia, it is justified to bus an unwilling mafia teammate.

royalpaladin
OberHerr

First round is acceptance only. This debate is part of lannan's round-robin debate tournament.Definitions1. Mafia: a forum game in which an uninformed majority is pitted against an informed minority. The majority must weed out and eliminate the minority from the game, while the minority must attempt to gain equal numbers as the minority.2. justified (Merriam Webster Unabridged): to prove to be right or just3. bus: A mafia tact...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Religion Should be able to be practiced on public school property

lmeyer
royalpaladin

With in recent years, since 911 there have been talks about allowing the practice of religion on public schools for the purpose of teaching the youth of America toleration. Since the 911 attacks, Muslim children have been attack in their classrooms being called "terrorist." The psychological damage being done to these children due to the fact that religious toleration is not taught in our school is great. Since it is up to the parents of young children to teach them acceptance, but let's face th...

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