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Cosmetic surgery should be legal


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

Debating Period
Updated 3 Weeks 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 1 Month 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 1 Month 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 3 Months Ago

THW end the War on Drugs


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...

Post Voting Period
Updated 4 Months Ago
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Forum Posts:6522
Votes Cast:720
Opinion Arguments:9
Opinion Questions:2
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Affirmative ActionUnd
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 TradeN/O
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