Libertarians have it right on drugs- legalise them!

notpolicydebategod

In 1997, Charles Manson, America's most notorious convicted mass murderer, was caught dealing drugs in California's Corcoran State Prison. Locked in a steel cage, watched by armed guards, and subject to random drug testing and strip searches, Manson was still able to build a flourishing narcotics business. It makes you wonder: If the government can't even keep drugs out of prison, how can it keep them out of an entire nation? The simple answer is: It can't. Not for the lack of effort. In 2001, t...

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Topic #29: Plea Bargaining should be Banned. (Attempt 2)

Darth_Grievous_42

Topic 29 of Round 2. Darth_Grievous_42 vs PublicForumG-d. To be judged by usernames Evan_MacIan, shaqdaddy34, and dmill2010. As Pro, I will be defending that Plea Bargaining should be banned, thus the polar opposite of my stance that PublicForumG-d will have to defend is that Plea Bargaining should NOT be banned. As I am not well versed in foreign court procedures, I will be arguing from an American Perspective. If my opponent wishes to bring up worldwide cases he is more than welcome to do so,...

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Outsourcing labor is a serious danger to America's economy and needs to be dealt with.

Kasrahalteth

Frithaes. There aren't nearly enough debates about outsourcing on this website and I thought I'd fix that. Outsourcing is a simple enough concept. If an American company outsources all but its top tier, say 10% of its workers, the managers and corporate leaders and whatnot, then all the money spent on its product either goes to the foreign workers or to that top tier. (And possibly the stock holders but I'll address that later.) The top tier (managers and the like) will give back to the count...

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Educators should not strive for objectivity.

mrmazoo

First, let me make it clear that I am only talking about educators of people old enough to have their own thoughts. Say, high-school age and above. I am not talking about educators of young children who are susceptible of treating everything they hear from an adult as incontrovertible fact. Nearly everyone believes that educators ought to be objective and to teach only the facts without injecting their own personal views. They denigrate teachers who use the classroom as their own soapbox wit...

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The US should change its approach to dealing with Iranian proliferation

rwebberc

The US government is intent on vilifying the Iranian government for its nuclear ambitions. The official positions of the US government are that "a nuclear-armed Iran is not acceptable" and "all options" are on the table, including a unilateral preemptive strike. For the United States, the only nation to ever use nuclear weapons and the nation with the largest stockpile, to tell a nation surrounded by nuclear states that it must stop enriching uranium is not only hypocritical, it also smacks of p...

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Tat, you are rationalizing my stuff. Scatterbrained

Mikegj1077

Tat. You make good fast points but your arguments are too long winded. I like to read them. But others on this debate forum may lose interest after the first sentence. If you want to debate issues, give me a call. I have some issues of my own-- like how to take care of a stepson with a sever physical disability. My wife died 3 years ago of lung cancer. I'm an ex-Marine, but a wife dying of cancer is an azz-kicker. Compassionate people fall away. 440-350-1904...

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The Logic of Religion--Belief in an After-life

Fenrir
tgoloubentsev

This is somewhat of an unorthodox approach to supporting religion, but I thought it might be kind of fun. The idea I am proposing is pretty simple--that it is logically a better idea to believe in some sort of after-life than not. We'll look at this with two absolutes: you believe in an after-life or you don't, and there is or isn't one. While there is certainly the possibility that one is speculative or unsure about the existance of an afterlife, it will not be relevant to this debate (which...

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The Biblical Account of Creation is 100% true.

soundman

Genesis 1:1--"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Pretty simple. If you feel you can present reliable, true, and convincing evidence to the contrary, I would love to hear from you. I do not want to debate with someone who blindly denies everything in the Bible simply because it is in the Bible. I want an intelligent debate with someone who understands the subject, and who can use facts and data, not just bias and dogma....

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Gay unions ought to be allowed.

MineesotaGopher

First of all, I would like to ask that libertarians who oppose gay marriage on the idea that marriage should not be within the purview of the federal/any government avoid engaging me on this topic; I am more interested in the gay marriage debate from the perspective of what moral differences exist between gay and straight marriages, rather than a debate on the specific nature of liberty. Thanks in advance! Many arguments are often given in opposition to legal gay marriage (for purposes of di...

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