Autumn Regular Tournament: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory

Philocat
thett3

This debate can only be accepted by thett3, if you are not thett3 and manage to accept this debate, then you concede the debate entirely. This debate is the second round debate between myself and thett3, in the DDO Autumn Regular Tournament.The full resolution is:'In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory for whomever is eligible to vote in that democracy.'DefinitionsDemocracy

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On balance, jury nullification in the United States is just

thett3
whiteflame

This debate is for the Autumn tournament, round one. Resolved: On balance, jury nullification in the United States is just. Some definitions: Jury nullification is defined as the practice of a jury nullifying a law by returning a verdict of not guilty even though they believe that the defendant is guilty because they believe the law to be unjust. On balance: with all facts considered. I will define justice as giving each their due. What exactly is meant by "just" may be a point...

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On Balance, the British Conquest of Native American Lands was Justified

Varrack
thett3

Thett3 has been wanting to debate me on this, so am happy to say I am challenging her on this topic.This debate encompasses the time period of 1620 and onward of British/American conquest of what is now the mainland United States.

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Who will I vote for?

RainbowDash52
thett3

Rules: My opponent states the name of someone who is running for DDO president in the first round. I must vote for that person and then in my second round I must post a link to where I voted for that person. If I successfully do this, or my opponent doesn't post someone for me to vote for in round 1, then I win. Otherwise my opponent wins....

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The world is a better place because of Christianity

Draco
thett3

Christianity has been the inspiration for many great things throughout the ages. It has also been the cause of some of the worst tragedies in history. This debate is not about the existence of the Christian God, but if the Christian religion is a positive influence on the world. I will make the point that the bad influences of Christianity far outweigh the good. I challenge an opponent to show me the error in my thoughts on this....

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Debate.org should maintain it's policy of deletion

thett3
thehumanistpreacher

Thanks in advance to my opponent for accepting. In the forums, my opponent has contended very strongly that DDO should implement a policy he terms "Free debates" where no debates or threads are deleted. I invite him to defend this proposition. Since my opponent is the one advocating a change in the status quo but I'm the affirmative, the burden of proof will be shared. What a shared burden of proof means is that rather than the judge defaulting to one side, both sides are obliga...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

In The United States, Jury Nullification Is A Just Check On Government

aburk903
thett3

Lincoln-Douglas style debate. First round is for acceptance only. I look forward to this debate!...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Presdiential debate

labarum
thett3

The 2016 elections are upon us. Both Hilary Clinton and Rand Paul have stepped down in light of two new candidates. I will be taking a conservative position so it is suggested that someone on the left take this position. Each round will be as so 2. Economics 3. Foreign policy 4. Domestic issues 5. Environment...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Raped Women Should Be Euthanised

Envisage
thett3

*Leave a message in the comments if you want to accept*Note to voters: 2,500 ELO, and conduct may not be rewarded just by virtue of the debate topic at hand. Points should be rewarded according to Ragnar's DDO FAQ. I thought perhaps the linked debate could have been done better... The BoP is shared in this debate. Definitions:Rape: Forced sexual intercourse against the will of the victimLD Format, 10,000 characters, 48hR1: AcceptanceR2: My openin...

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Wylted 100th Debate: The United States should implement caning as a punishment for criminals.

Wylted
thett3

This debate won't be started for at least another 2 weeks. Between then and now, I'll work on the resolution. Any advice on that part is welcome. The debate should be impossible to accept and I will be nominating judges and doing a choose winner option. Judges are yet to be determined and any suggestions by potential opponents will be considered. I'll be arguing that criminals should have the option of being caned it going to prison, should they receive a jail/prison sentence. Yes, e...

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