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Abortion should be illegal

tejretics
sengejuri

Pro can either start arguing in Round 1 and waive the final round, or use the first round for acceptance alone, and allow me to start the debate in Round 2. No new arguments in the final round. "Abortion" refers to "the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy." Pro has to argue that abortion, in all stages of pregnancy, should be illegal (outside of cases when the mother's life is in danger, or cases of rape). I have to argue that abortion has to be allowed in at least certain stages...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Debate: The US government should ban the private ownership of firearms

Hayd
tejretics

Resolution: The US government should ban the private ownership of firearms First round is acceptence, no new arguments in the final round. No kritiks Firearms includes everything: rifles, handguns, automatics, semiautomatics, etc. Private ownership means outside of the government, all normal citizens. A ban would mean that the citizens have to forfeit already owned guns to the government, and are not allowed to acquire guns....

Debating Period
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Updated 1 Month Ago

Music Battle

tejretics
FourTrouble

Each side posts links to any songs (one song per round; except Rd. 1). Feel free to comment on your own - or your opponent's - music. Judges provide RFD's based on which music they liked more. All votes should be "tied." Round 1 is for acceptance only....

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Was there space before the universe came into existence.

Sonofcharl
tejretics

I would argue no space is an impossibility. Trying to imagine no space is impossible. Because space always surrounds a point of nothingness....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

THW end the War on Drugs

tejretics
Hayd

Full resolution: This house would end the War on Drugs. This is going to be a live debate, between Hayd and me. We'll post the video here. Hayd should not accept this debate until the video is uploaded on YouTube. Format: Tejretics (Pro) Hayd (Con) 8 min. Pro's 1st Constructive 2 min. Prep time 8 min. Con's 1st Constructive/rebuttal 2 min. Prep time 7 min. Pro's 2nd Constructive/rebuttal 2 min. Prep time 7 min. Con's 2nd Constructive/rebuttal 2 min. Prep time 5 min. Pro's...

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