In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote.

el.edward512
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I negate the resolution: in a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote. This resolution not only deals with the United States, but with all democratic societies in the world. Before moving on to the values, I will proceed to clarify definitions. Democracy: a form of government where the supreme power is held by the people. Felon: a person currently convicted of a felony. Felony: a serious crime (such as murder or arson). Another thing need to be clarified on is that the Negat...

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Genetically modified soldiers should be developed and deployed.

I-am-a-panda
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Genetically modified: Enhanced in some way, either by utilising bacteria, computer chips or enhancing cells on the human, not the equipment. To adopt con you must: 1. Believe that an enhanced 'super' soldier should never be used in combat. 2. Be able to come up with 2 points why they shouldn't,and be able to rebut 2 of my points. During this debate I will refer to genetically modified soldiers a super soldiers. To start I will give my points: 1. It will make war easier: How many sold...

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In a democracy, civil disobedience is an appropriate weapon in the fight for justice.

djexcelsior
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"One cannot expect a regime to last if any citizen can at any time decide to defy its laws whenever his conscience moves him to do so." (Reeb, Richard, May 19, 2006, Con 19) For this and many other reasons, I stand in firm negation of this resolution: "In a democracy, civil disobedience is an appropriate weapon in the fight for justice." I present the following 4 points: I. Civil Disobedience erodes democracy II. There are Better Alternatives III. It Leads to violence and takes away oth...

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Gene Therapy

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asyetundefined

The Pro would be arguing the side "It should be acceptable for parents planning on having a child to perform gene-selection upon embryos."...

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A bill to raise the driving age to 18.

Dnick94
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Every year, the almost same story occurs: the headlines might say "Teen driver killed in wreck," or "High school students dies in car crash." The families who have to brave the realities of another dead teenager want action. Source: http://www.ipromiseprogram.com/links/Officials%20hope%20to%20curb%20accidents%20-%20Herald%20-%20SC.htm The National Teen Driving Statistics says * Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. * 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than...

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Proposition 8 should not be passed.

Wayne
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Proposition 8 is a motion that is based on irrational grounds. It is a pointless fight against change because it is reasonable to predict that eventually, gay marriage would be legal in all parts of the United States for the same reasons that African Americans and woman now have the same rights as a white male. The con side will have to prove why Proposition 8 should be passed....

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The government does us more harm than good.

actorgurl
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Being that it is really obvious that there are a lot of problems going on in America right now, the government should be taking care of us right? They should be protecting us against things like led poisoning and not making it so hard to live. The gas prices are out of this world and only going to get worse and living in itself is not going to be easy. Who is at fault here? Is it us as American citizens? No it is the fault of the government. THEY are the ones raising the prices of gas, food, uti...

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National Missile Defense.

Duron
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Considering that a single nuclear detonation on US soil could kill millions of people, it is the government's obligation to protect Americans from nuclear assault. That includes a missile defense shield. We currently have no protection from nuclear missiles launched at our shores, and this must be rectified as soon as possible. Missile defense is a necessity. We do not want another pearl harbor....

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Pope John Paul II was a great man. His philosophy and political thought was right on the money.

GMan
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I wish to start out my opening argument by saying that in history you rarely come across a person who is skilled at both spirituality and politics. People often assume that to be religious you have to be a "softy" or to be in politics you need to be "cold". JPII showed us that neither assumption is true. He was a man of immense kindness and mercy, having traveled to almost every nation and culture on earth during his reign as Supreme Pontiff, he was able to reach out to people in ways no other p...

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