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About Me:I greatly enjoy a good, clean, intelligent debate that has substance to it. When I get into a debate I never mince words and speak it the way I see it. Although far from my intentions, this tends to offend some people so I warn you in advance. My political views can be summed up in one sentence. I am a God-loving, patriotic, conservative American who strongly espouses the conservative principles laid down by Ronald Reagan.
Quotes:"If you have a fault to find with anyone, tell him, not others. There is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man's face and another behind his back."-R.E.Lee
5 Debates

You should always be patriotic.

AntiPatriot
Richard89

[Note: I am not simply challenging the notion of American patriotism, but challenging the idea of patriotism in general. I happen to live in America so I will base many of my arguments off of that premise.] I realize I am treading some deep water here when I challenge the very notion of patriotism. But let me establish my position. I believe Bertrand Russell said it best when he was quoted: "Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." I assume I will be rece...

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Updated 12 Years Ago

Marijuana is good for you. Period

Black.Nite17
Richard89

When I hear things about how marijuana contains more tar than a cigarette or that marijuana is a gateway drug because it takes aways special inhibitors in your brain that are supposed to instictivly make you not do drugs. Marijuana is an all natural plant and helps the body and mind.Researchs show that in study where the same chemical in marijauna was given to rats and it showed a rapid production of cells in the brain.As apposed to cocaine or other drugs off the "big list". Last but not...

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Updated 12 Years Ago

Ron Paul is a better nominee than John McCain

LandonWalsh
Richard89

Both are veterans, both have military support, but I contest. Ron Paul is a better republican nominee than John McCain. (I want to debate scottberman this, but i'm already debating him i'll do so later... anyone else want to give it a try?) I will use my positional statement as my opening argument and allow my opponent to go first. Good Luck....

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8 Comments
Updated 12 Years Ago

Gay marriage should be legalized.

kfarls
Richard89

Marriage and its definition has evolved over time, as society has evolved. It seems utterly ridiculous that in the United States, a country that prides itself on freedom, such a menial issue is even up for debate. This should not be a right gays should have to fight for, it should be one automatically bestowed on every citizen....

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Updated 12 Years Ago

The death penalty should be offered as a form of punishment.

CharmingAnecdote
Richard89

The death penalty is currently offered as a form of punishment in 38 states. There are many reasons why it should not be, however. First, twelve people should not be allowed to judge whether or not someone has the right to live. We cannot place value on one person's life over another's. Someone who has been convicted of murder is still a human being. They still have a mother and a father and they still have the right to live. Killing the person convicted of a murder is not going to offer clo...

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Updated 12 Years Ago
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