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Death penalty

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Started: 6/29/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 524 times Debate No: 77123
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This debate is open to the first person who wishes to accept.

Resolved: The death penalty should exist in the United States.
The onus is shared between the two of us, I must prove that we should not have the death penalty whereas my opponent must prove that we should have it. My reasoning for the sharing of the onus is because both sides call for a change in the status quo in the US.

1. No forfeiting
2. No semantics/trolling/kritiks/etc
3. My opponent must start their constructive case this round and waive the final round saying "Round waived in accordance to rule 3" or something similar
4. Keep appropriate conduct, people!
5. Do not reject definitions/structure or anything otherwise laid out in this debate. If you reject please do so in comments so I can change it.

Round X: What I do | What my opponent does
R1: Create debate | Provide constructive case
R2: Provide constructive case | Rebuttals
R3: Rebuttals | Defense to rebuttals
R4: Defense to rebuttals | Waive

Voter ELO is set to 2500. If needed I can change this.
Votes are on a pick winner basis so we can get more in depth RFD's as opposed to just explaining specific points.

Death penalty: the act of legally executing a prisoner because of a breaking in law by the US government
should: ought to; must
exist: be in practice/be made into practice

Thanks to whoever accepts. Good luck!


My interest in this topic has waned. I've decided to flake. Vote Con.

Debate Round No. 1


Um, okay. Don't accept debates if you don't want to debate I guess.


Well I wanted to, but then I stopped wanting to. Tej seems interested
Debate Round No. 2


Not replying to a debate in the opening round closes the debate, btw, so you don't have to lose. Him and I are already debating this topic.

Debate Round No. 3


Something something vote con
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by tejretics 3 years ago
You're supposed to debate me on this ...
Posted by SnaxAttack 3 years ago
I would be happily to debate the topic, but do you have a preference for your opponent before I try to argue?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by tejretics 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession.