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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....

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Updated 2 Weeks 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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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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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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Updated 1 Month Ago

Smoking Ban

ice_blaze
tejretics

Round One is acceptance, Round Two is arguements, Round Three is rebuttals, and Round Four is conclusion. I want a nice debate....

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