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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. (

Voting Period
Updated 1 Month Ago

Cosmetic surgery should be legal


First round is for acceptance. No new arguments in the final round. BOP is shared....

Debating Period
Updated 4 Months Ago

We should adopt Gold Standard


Definitions :1. The gold standard is a monetary system where a country's currency or paper money has a value directly linked to gold. With the gold standard, countries agreed to convert paper money into a fixed amount of gold. A country that uses the gold standard sets a fixed price for gold and buys and sells gold at that price. 2. Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but...

Debating Period
Updated 5 Months Ago

Abortion should be illegal


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...

Post Voting Period
Updated 5 Months Ago

Was there space before the universe came into existence.


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

Post Voting Period
Updated 6 Months Ago
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Opinion Questions:2
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