The United States of America is a Republic not a Democracy

Coremeister13

So basically this is the debate, I am arguing that the United States of America is a republic, and you my oponet are arguing it is a democracy. Now on to the debate. Often times teachers, or other news worthy figures will refer tot he United States as a democracy, and other times they will refer to it as a republic, and to most people the terms are synonymous, but there is a major difference. In my opening argument I will include the following: 1. Defining the difference between a republi...

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Homosexual marriage

mikaelthemycologist
brian_eggleston

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, today I will share with you and my opponent the reasons why I believe homosexual marriage (and all homosexual rights alike) should be allowed. My opponent brian_eggleston , is a good debater whom I respect. Now Ladies and Gentlemen, I will begin debating. 1. Homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexual (straight) Men and women. As the 9th amendment states "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or dispara...

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Resolved: In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote.

Da_Baby_Mami_of_debating

Legislatures in 16 states have loosened voting restrictions on felons over the last decade, according to a new report, a trend hailed by some rights advocates as a step toward democratic principles and fairness, especially for black Americans. What voting restrictions, if any, should be placed on felons? Because of their high incarceration rate, blacks are most affected by the voting bans that vary widely among the states, with many barring current inmates and parolees from voting until t...

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The laws of physics make it impossible for some god not to exist

Killer542

I would first like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Secondly, I would like to define "god": some being or deity outside of the laws of physics. This is not the dictionary definition, rather what I meant by "god", which I only used for lack of a better word. I would also like to point out that I am only in high school and apologize if my facts are a little off. Now, on to the debate. The 2nd law of thermodynamics states that the the total amount of disorder in the universe is incre...

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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

top_contributor

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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