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The American crim justice system ought 2 place a higher priority on retribution than rehabilitation

smiletrishalovesyou
YaleMM

why is the debate topic so long? mmk um yeah i wanted to debate the current topic i have for class but then i got paranoid that my opponent would find it so this is my old topic, and i'm just going to go ahead and skip the fancy contention stuff b/c i've already thrown away my notes This is a bit hard since Aff doesn't present first...? Retributivists often want to adopt proportionality as a mean of punishment, but that's not possible with our current justice system. I've been sentenc...

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Consequentialism is the most justifiable ethical theory.

longjonsilver
YaleMM

Natural rights and deontological rules are arbitrary claims. There is not one sound justification for a deontological ethical system. I challenge you to prove me wrong. If the means justify the ends then how do we know what just means are? Moral relativism is week. You cannot claim that the ethical status of a particular action is founded in the disposition of the majority. Was slavery acceptable? It seems to me that moral relativism would have to say that it is. What does this leave? The...

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Affirmative Action, do you like, or not?

Kalea11488
YaleMM

Affirmative action definition: refers to policies intended to promote access to education or employment aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically, minorities or women). Motivation for affirmative action policies is to redress the effects of past and current wrongful discrimination and to encourage public institutions such as universities, hospitals and police forces to be more representative of the population. Here's what I think. As a student of Political Scienc...

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"Abstinence-only" sex education has not been effective.

Maddy
YaleMM

The US, the only developed nation who still teaches abstinence only education, has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and abortion among developed nations. The effectiveness of sexual education can also be measured by the number of STDs and STIs, which is increasing....

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Infanticide is morally permissable.

YaleMM
DrAcula

Right? The argument from potentiality is silly and we locus rights in the concious mind, not in the body. With both of those down it just seems true. The brightline is wierder? But that's a legislative issue, not a moral one. If morality is a question of rights, this statement is true. Presumably it could be untrue given like, a strict utilitarian calculus? And I have no idea why I didnt think of that before? But that still seems flimsy given 1) problems with utilitarianism, and 2) poten...

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