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American drone strikes in the Middle East have done more harm than good

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Bob13

Round 1 - Acceptance Round 2 & 3 - Constructives and rebuttals Round 4 - Summary of the debate. No new arguments, just reasons why you should win. Burden of proof is on Pro. All types of arguments, including kritiks and semantics, are allowed. If an argument is unfair and should not be used in the debate it is up to the other side to prove that it is. This is the final round of the January Beginners' Tournament...

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Minarchist State (Pro) v. Welfare State (Con)

Objectivity
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This is for Rosalie's beginner tournament, the affirmative will be advocating for a Minarchist state which is defined as: Minarchism (also known as minimal statism) is a political philosophy and a form of libertarianism. It is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it holds that states ought to exist (as opposed to anarchy), that their only legitimate function is the protection of individuals from aggression, theft, breach of contract, and fraud, and that the only legitimate g...

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Resolved: The USFG should ban smoking in restaurants and bars nationwide

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logical-master123

Background: Though secondhand smoke is known to be harmful, 16 states still allow smoking in restaurants, and 20 states still allow it in bars. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-16-states-that-still-allow-smoking-in-bars-and-restaurants-2015-02-03 As Pro, my burden is to prove that a federal ban on smoking in restaurants and bars would be a good idea. Round structure: 1. Acceptance 2. Arguments 3. Rebuttals 4. Defense All arguments, including kritiks, are allowed. This debate...

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The minimum legal age of marriage in the USA ought to be raised.

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
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ThesisThe plan of contention is "Resolved: The minimum legal age of marriage in the United States of America ought to be raised to 21 years old." I will argue that Congress should pass a law requiring that the absolute minimum age of marriage be 21 year old. Of course, any existing laws which mandate or allow marriage under the age of 21 will be eliminated and made legally null.This debate will conform to improved voting standards, has a 10k character limit, and uses a select the winner vot...

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Payday lending Services should be banned

moneystacker
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I debated this topic maybe 6-7 months ago and it was mostly one sided. The few who were actually against this method had an argument but it was confusing and all over the place. Also none of these people moved on to the next round in my event (congress). I am debating this again to see if there's new arguments on the negative position that are easy enough to comprehend and that are worth listening too. First round is simply for clarification/acceptance debate starts with me on round 2 Th...

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