In matters of collecting military intelligence, the ends justify the means.

DrAlexander
girr29

Topic 17: DrAlexander vs. Girr29 I will make the introduction to this debate simple: I believe in matters of collecting military intelligence, the ends justify the means because: 1. The importance of national security out ways the means used to achieve the end of national safety. 2. The resolution is justified by Utilitarianism. 3. In order to achieve good ends you must have good means. Therefore, whenever the end is good, the means are inherently good as well. I will leave it...

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nurses wearing uniform vs. nurses not wearing uniform

Charmaine32
DrAlexander

Nurses should wear hats as part of their unifom to give them a more professional look while they are on duty in the work place. supervisors should make it a responsibility for nurses to wear hats....

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RESOLVED: Globally speaking, imperialism should be allowed

funnybrad333
DrAlexander

A country is like any organism, it has needs. A country has many needs because it is responsible for its constituents. Some of these include: 1) Protecting its constituents 2) Housing its constituents 3) Feeding its constituents 4) And all other forms of aiding its constituents For the country to survive, it must do all these things, as a country without constituents is a barren, desolate place. Darwin came up with the origin of species, a theory that all animals mutated and evolved f...

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We should follow Yraelz's lead and start over on Debate.org.

Korezaan
DrAlexander

I affirm. When I looked over this debate's comments (http://www.debate.org/debates/Yraelz-should-delete-his-debate.org-account.) several days back, it dawned on me that Grievous was right: "I think we should all delete our current accounts and start from scratch. Having a hierarchy of popularity on a site such as this has always been bad. A state of neutrality should be maintained for the fairness and competition this site needs." I propose this: Every debater that believes that they...

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Having bad table manners makes you a less liked person.

girr29

Round 3: (23) Having bad table manners makes you a less liked person. PRO: girr29 (vs) CON: Zakkuchan Alright, I look forward to a good round and I look for a good discusion about why having bad table manners makes you a less liked person. I will first start off by defining a few key terms from the Funk dictionary. Table Manners: conventional behavior expected of people while dining. Less: to a smaller extent, amount, or degree. Liked: to regard with favor; respect of charac...

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Steps should be taken to preserve dying languages.

Vi_Veri
DrAlexander

I will make the introduction to this debate simple: I believe we should preserve dying languages for the following reasons: 1. Archaeological aid. 2. Anthropological aid. 3. Communication with cultures already in existence in an easier fashion. I will leave it up to my opponent to determine why this is not enough and will expand on it in my second argument....

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Surveillance cameras in public areas should be substantially increased.

girr29

Round 2: PRO girr29 (vs) CON whitesoxfan450 I look forward to what should be a great debate and discussion about why surveillance cameras in public areas should be substantially increased. Before we start this round I would assume my opponent would accept the United States as the governmental system in which we talk about in this debate round. If they would like to make this a bigger issue in his next speech then I will address the issue there. I will first start off by defining three key...

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On balance, a corrupt government is better than no government.

DrAlexander

As written in Plato's Republic, 'Law is the king of all, mortals as well as immortals..' Because of Plato's analysis, and the reasons that follow, I stand firmly in affirmation to today's topic, that 'On balance, a corrupt government is better than no government.' For overall clarity I'd like to offer the following definitions and say thanks to dictionary.com. Better means morally superior. Corrupt is defined as made inferior by errors or alteration. While a Government is...

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It is unfair to cancel a debate if you had already agreed to debate it

girr29

hello luke, since you declined my dolphins debate.....i am quite frustrated. and so because of that it is unfair that you declined the debate. just for the sake of education and fun lets "do it to it" as your profile quote says. But no, you declined so now i must urge to debate this topic. leave one post to justify your actions. But in my opinion you must vote pro, it is unfair to quit a debate you promised you were going to debate. it is unfair to me, to debate, and to the world. That...

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