In a Democratic Society, Felons Ought to Retain the Right to Vote

topspeaker70

Because I support the VALUES set forth in the Preamble to the United States Constitution, the 14th Amendment to the United States Constiution, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I affirm. The CRITERA I advocate for your ultimately deciding this debate are: (1) OBJECTIVITY: This debate should not be decided on the basis of preexisting personal opinions, bias, or prejudice. (2) LOGIC: This debate should not be decided on the basis undisciplined emotionalism. (3) TANGIBLE, EMPIRICAL EV...

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Should prisoners be killed?

chaos-king

I want to start by saying in a moral standpoint i believe every life is equally important and no government choose whether or not someone deserves to die. It is bad enough that we must kill in wars, but if we have the ability to choose whether to kill them or not we should choose to keep them alive. I believe no matter who they are or what they have done they do not deserve to die. i hope you accept my challenge....

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do gays have the right to get married?

chaos-king

i am new to debate.org so i want to see how good i am. i hope you accept my challenge...

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized.

TheSkeptic

Gay Marriage should be a legal form of marriage for the simple fact that disallowing LGBT groups to marrying is taking a right that should be theirs. I'll let you go first, as I am contending that there are no substantial legal reasons to disallow same-sex marriage, and thus it should be a right for any LGBT couple to marry....

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It's time for the Government to crackdown hard on Elton John.

brian_eggleston

The man has gone too far and it's time he was stopped. Whether you hate and despise him, or merely loathe him with a passion, you have to admit that this over-rated celebrity singer-songwriter is at least one sandwich short of a picnic. Let's look at the facts: He's a married man. Nothing wrong with that, you might say, until you discover he's married…TO ANOTHER MAN! http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyvs/76700691/ It doesn't matter that he's gay, obviously, and I know that same-sex ma...

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Hannah Montana is the Worst singer

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Wayne

how can kids like Hannah Montana She seriously thinks shes sooooooo cool. Why can't she write her own songs. What's up with her teeth???????? I HATE HANNAH MONTANA AND MILEY CYRUS--- ALTHOUGH THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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Public humiliation in town square

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SausageHacker

I would like to debate bringing back public humiliation as a form of punishment for misdemeanor repeat offenders. Putting people on probation and sending them to councilors is a complete waste of time in my opinion. These forms of so called punishment almost always cause the person to violate their probation and get them caught up in the legal system for ever. The cost of probation and these classes are astronomical and the people who run them are nothing more than money collectors for the state...

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Contrary to popular belief, strategy is important in the game of rock paper scissors.

Wayne

It is a widespread belief that the child hand game of rock paper scissors is all about random luck and chances. I however, believe that there is strategy that could improve your chances of winning in this game. I will let the taker of this debate to make the first arguments. (btw, this is my first debate, so please go gentle on me!)...

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The Marines are one of the best fighting forces in the world.

Jamesothy

The US Marine Corps is one of the best fighting forces in the world....

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Proposition 8 should not be passed.

Wayne

Proposition 8 is a motion that is based on irrational grounds. It is a pointless fight against change because it is reasonable to predict that eventually, gay marriage would be legal in all parts of the United States for the same reasons that African Americans and woman now have the same rights as a white male. The con side will have to prove why Proposition 8 should be passed....

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