The Instigator
Khitha
Pro (for)
The Contender
Sonofcharl
Con (against)

Support land expropriation without compensation

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/16/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Khitha

Pro

Land should be given to those that rightfully own it, and should be taken back if it was taken from them illegally. The wealth of the country belong to all who live in it.
Sonofcharl

Con

How do you decide who are the rightful owners?

At which particular moment in time did land ownership begin?
Was it yesterday or fifty years ago or one hundred years ago or five hundred years ago or five thousand years ago?
Debate Round No. 1
Khitha

Pro

It is not a point of who the land belongs to as it in actual fact did not belong to a single individual in SA, when South Africa gained its independence, the responsibility fell on the leadership at the time to ensure the equal distribution but instead White majority of South African. they chose to have a racially skewed distribution of land, and this is what needs to be corrected, return the land to government and let them decide who shall live on it.
Sonofcharl

Con

You have changed the context of the debate completely.
Land ownership is one thing.
South African political issues and perceived, racially motivated injustices, though obviously related, are a separate discussion in their own right.

Nonetheless and for your further consideration.

Land usage and management:
I would suggest that in a modern society with a burgeoning population it is far more important that land is managed and utilised, sensibly and competently. Rather than being indiscriminately reallocated purely on the basis of skin tone.

Furthermore:
Your arguments are very contradictory. You open by suggesting that you are indifferent with regards to individual rights to land ownership, but go on to clearly imply that there should be a reversal of the current situation in South Africa, in favour of individuals of a particular skin tone.

Finally:
I believe that my questioning in round1 is very pertinent, particularly in respect of the above observation.
I would therefore be grateful if my opponent would give due consideration and response to this line of questioning.
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