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All Citizens should be required to vote

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Started: 2/2/2019 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Augmento

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Round 1-Acceptance
Round 2-Cases
Round 3-Rebuttals
Round 4-Defense

This debate will be about the obligations citizens have for the democratic republic we live in. We will only be debating presidential, Senate, And representative elections as subject to voting.
Athias

Con

I accept. The floor is yours.
Debate Round No. 1
Augmento

Pro

We live in a democracy, Our government has been chosen to present the viewpoints of the American people. But, The majority of Americans claim their views are not represented, This is a problem,

Presidency-The voting day for the presidency should be a holiday, This is a huge day for many important reasons, The president holds power over which bill is passed, The president is the commander of the military. In 2016, Donald Trump was elected into the white house. Trump has an unfavorable rating of 55%. 55% of Americans dislike the president, A democracy would not theoretically function if 55% of the population disapproved of the president's job.

Senate and House- The senate and house are the most democratic institutions in America. They are meant to represent the will of the American people. 75% of Americans disapprove of congress. The will of the American people should be at utmost priority. If Congress only represents the will of the people, Than this country would turn into an oligarchy.
Athias

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Athias forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Augmento

Pro

I extend all arguments.
Athias

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Athias forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Augmento

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I extend all arguments.
Athias

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Athias forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by K_Michael_Tolman 3 years ago
K_Michael_Tolman
If you force the people currently choosing not to vote to vote, Then they probably won't pick wisely. What we need is a more politically aware society, Today we have voters that write Big Bird or Darth Vader on their ballots. All they want to do is criticize both the Rep. And Dem. Candidates. I mean, People were dissing both Hillary and Trump in 2016 for being terrible choices, After they'd already voted those two above other candidates from the two major parties.
Posted by Athias 3 years ago
Athias
I accept. The floor is yours.
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