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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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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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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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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Who Would Make a Better Animorph?

LogicalLunatic
thett3

First of all, I would not normally challenge someone like Thett to a debate. These people have much more worthwhile things to do than to accept debate challenges from noobs. I will understand completely if Thett decides not to accept this debate. He's a busy guy. However, a few days back, Thett expressed some interest in the topic which I was preparing to debate. That topic was the "Animorphs" series by K.A. Applegate. So, I thought that perhaps Thett would like to debate this topic. I certainl...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Women who sleep around are 'sluts'

irish44
thett3

ATTENTION: Do bear with me as this is my first debate on the website. I will start in round 2. This is an acceptance round. Premise; Women who sleep around are 'sluts'. I wait to be challenged. Note: Definition of slut: "an immoral woman", in the context of this debate I mean sexually immoral....

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One can be a Christian and not believe in Hell

thett3
Domr

My opponent made this claim in the comments section of one of my debates. Let's put it to the test. A Christian is defined by Merriam Webster as[1] "one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ." Hell is where non-Christians go to be tormented for all eternity. First round is for acceptance. 1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/christian...

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Scotland should be an independent country

FrenchieLass
thett3

First round - Acceptance Due to the complexity of the issue I have allowed for maximum rounds, although if both parties feel comfortable with their arguments and rebuttal we can move to voting stage....

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Any gun other than pistols should not be sold to citizens.

revic
thett3

First off, I must say that I am not American so I am not familiar with any statistics or laws you may have. I will be defending a point based on logic, rather than sources. It would probably be hard to source in such debate anyways. I have seen quite a lot of people defend the availability of larger weapons - I will argue that they serve no use if you are but a citizen. As for the second amendment in America particularly, I must say that it is ridiculous anyone would be willing to use that...

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