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Taxes are Extortion and Theft

mcc1789
ConservativePolitico

I will present my argument in the form of a syllogism. Premise 1: Extortion is the act of securing money, favors, etc. by intimidation or violence. Theft is the taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession. Premise 2: A tax is a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. Taxes are demanded under threat of fines and impriso...

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Rights are Alienable

mcc1789
joshuaXlawyer

I am re-posting as my first debate on this did not go very far. http://www.debate.org/debates/Rights-are-Alienable/1/ The first round is for acceptance. Opening arguments will begin in the next round. There will be no new arguments in the last round, or you forfeit the conduct point. I am sure we can have an enjoyable debate on this challenging topic....

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Rights are Alienable

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DeletedUser

This first round is for acceptance and opening argument. For the purposes of this debate both sides will assume that people have inherent rights to life, liberty and property. I will be arguing they are entirely alienable. My opponent will argue they are inalienable. This means, in the context of the debate, that such rights can be given up voluntarily by the person who holds them, or to repay liabilities they have incurred. The burden of proof is shared. I prefer that my opponent be an anarcho-...

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Jesus Existed as a Historical Person who Started the Christian Movement

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mcc1789

"But not all the relief that could come from man, not all the bounties that the prince could bestow, nor all the atonements which could be presented to the gods, availed to relieve Nero from the infamy of being believed to have ordered the conflagration, the fire of Rome. Hence to suppress the rumor, he falsely charged with the guilt, and punished Christians, who were hated for their enormities. Christus, the founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the rei...

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Social Contract Theory

mcc1789
larztheloser

Social contract theory, I will argue, is an illogical concept that cannot be the basis of states. I will define this as the idea that a state is based, in some way, on consent of the governed with an explicit or implicit contract. My opponent will seek to argue that such a contract exists, or could at least in theory. Contract has been defined in this debate to be any voluntary agreement, whether explicit or implicit, between parties that can understand and consent, that neither is coerced i...

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