Instigator / Pro
7
1294
rating
75
debates
18.0%
won
Topic
#1412

Huey Long was what American really needed at his time

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
3
3
Better sources
2
2
Better legibility
1
1
Better conduct
1
0

After 1 vote and with 1 point ahead, the winner is...

billbatard
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
4
Time for argument
Three days
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One week
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
6
1702
rating
569
debates
68.1%
won
Description

Huey Long was what the Nation needed at the time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMUx4AQl5tI he was authoritarian but was not brutal and helped the poor and he was planning to stop communism, he wanted something else between capitalism and communism

Round 1
Pro
#1
Huey long was a thug he had no respect at all fo the constitution , or political niceties such as protocol , but he cared about the common folk so in bad times like he was in, he was the man for the job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMUx4AQl5tI
Con
#2
There is so far zero definition of 'need' and 'really need'.

The context of the debate implies that America couldn't cope without Huey Long as their leader or some such statement. Even if he wasn't leader, why did they need him at all? What is this 'really need' concept anyway? Can you need something that you don't really need or vice versa?

I don't get it.
Round 2
Pro
#3
You look at poverty rates today, the rates of inequality today that are just growing and growing FDR did a lot to create the middle class and help unions improve the lives of workers.. Huey LONG would have done more , and made reversing those policies impossible
Con
#4
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
#5
Every man a king! every man a king every man a millionare!
Con
#6
1 : necessary duty : OBLIGATION

2 a: a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful

   b: a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism

: a condition requiring supply or relief

So far, Pro has only proven that to Pro themselves, Huey Long would be desirable. Huey long wasn't what America needed because he never did serve, yet America was fine anyway. He could have been removed entirely from America's history, not even born, and another timeline would occur that Pro can't prove would in any way have left America hampered or unable to exist and/or thrive.
Round 4
Pro
#7
Is America fine now? is it? Huey long would have made Reagan impossible
Con
#8
It is.