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Topic

Our Great Founding Fathers Put Slavery on the Road to Extinction

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With 3 votes and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

mairj23
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Round 1
Pro
The fact is the Founding Fathers put slavery on the road to extinction. First they declared that all men were created equal and that all men had God given rights no matter their skin color then they came up with the 3/5ths Clause, Then they ended the slave trade, And lastly they prohibited slavery in the the Territories. Yes, The Founding Fathers realized that slavery was against their belief in liberty and sought to exterminate this great evil in their liberty loving government they had created.
Con
Thanks for the opportunity to debate.

First and foremost, your opening statement is one gigantic contradiction in itself. There isn't anything great about America's founders because they were greedy bigots. The founders did not put slavery on the road to extension because they were the main individuals who benefited from slavery the most. 

My opponent, 'the Instigator,' stated that "First they declared that all men were created equal and that all men had God given rights no matter their skin color then they came up with the 3/5ths Clause. My Reply: If all men were created equal, then there would be no need for a 3/5ths clause. If this is true, then someone who's considered to be 3/5ths human isn't equal to someone who's considered as a full individual...
I'd like for my opponent to clearly breakdown the difference between someone who's labelled as 3/5ths vs someone who's labelled as full?

My opponents next mistake is when he says "all men had God given rights no matter their skin color."...My Reply: Ok, so if this is true, then why couldn't Black soldiers benefit from the GI Bill because we know that white soldiers certainly benefited from it. If this is true, then why were Black people discriminated against because of their skin complexion?

The founders did not end slavery...America as a nation ended slavery because the southern territory was a lot stronger than the other territories. The South was basically making the most money and the North wanted a cut in which the South refused...which resulted in conflict. The slave trade may have ended on "the books," but it was still being illegally practiced after the Civil War.

My opponent said "Yes, The Founding Fathers realized that slavery was against their belief in liberty and sought to exterminate this great evil in their liberty loving government they had created. My Reply: If slavery was against their belief in liberty, then they would have never practiced slavery to begin with...Am I correct?

The word liberty is a direct contradiction to the word slavery. 

Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Guess he couldn't take the heat...
Round 3
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Round 4
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Round 5
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