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The US should abolish affirmative action


Hayd must start in Round 1, and waive the final round. All rounds up until Hayd's Round 2 and my Round 3 should be copy/pasted from here (

Post Voting Period
Updated 1 Month Ago

The US should build a wall along its border with Mexico


Pro should present their case in Round 1 and waive Round 4. No new arguments in each side's final round. Thanks to JohnSmythe for taking this debate. Note: Ordinary vote moderation standards apply....

Debating Period
Updated 2 Months Ago

Should we repeal and replace Obamacare?


Repealing and replacing Obamacare should be the number 1 priority for this country to do. Obamacare is the single greatest failure in the history of the United States regarding healthcare. It has forced the average American to pay really high premiums and have very few options. Recently insurers just declared that they will be increasing the taxes for Obamacare in 2018. This is a perfect example of how Americans will have to struggle again next year to pay of their taxes to have health coverage....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

The Supreme Court found wrongly in Citizens United v. FEC


First round is for acceptance. No new arguments in the final round. This is for bsh1's tournament....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Resolved: The United States ought to end its provision of arms to foreign insurgents.


This debate is part of the DDO May Tournament held by the lovely SolonKR, so I would like to thank him for hosting and my opponent, tejretics, for accepting this debate. Alright, let's get some definitions and rules out of the way first. Definitions Ought - Used to indicate a desirable or expected state. ( - The action of providing or supplying something for use. (

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Updated 6 Months Ago
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Win Ratio:95.31%
Elo Ranking:6,642
Forum Posts:6805
Votes Cast:727
Opinion Arguments:9
Opinion Questions:2
Poll Votes:95
Poll Topics:4
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Affirmative ActionPro
Animal RightsPro
Barack ObamaPro
Border FenceCon
Civil UnionsCon
Death PenaltyCon
Drug LegalizationPro
Electoral CollegeCon
Environmental ProtectionPro
Estate TaxPro
European UnionUnd
Federal ReservePro
Flat TaxCon
Free TradePro
Gay MarriagePro
Global Warming ExistsPro
Gold StandardCon
Gun RightsUnd
Internet CensorshipCon
Iran-Iraq WarCon
Labor UnionPro
Legalized ProstitutionPro
Medicaid & MedicarePro
Medical MarijuanaPro
Military InterventionCon
Minimum WagePro
National Health CarePro
National Retail Sales TaxCon
Occupy MovementCon
Progressive TaxPro
Racial ProfilingCon
Smoking BanCon
Social ProgramsPro
Social SecurityPro
Stimulus SpendingPro
Term LimitsCon
United NationsPro
War in AfghanistanCon
War on TerrorCon