Instigator / Pro
1
1294
rating
75
debates
18.0%
won
Topic

The United States should stay out of foreign entanglments

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Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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1
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With 1 vote and 1 point ahead, the winner is ...

billbatard
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Philosophy
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One day
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1477
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Description
~ 360 / 5,000

The constitutional Founders of this Nation warned of foreign entanglements to avoid empire, and its harms, and yet here we are all over the chessboard we've been in afghanistan like what 20 years? does sit ever get better? unless a nation directly threatens us or our interests we should stay out of the global soap opera we never sem to make things any better

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Tie
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Winner
1 point(s)
Reason:

80% forfeiture, con had three rounds to defend their case or assault pro's, this is a pretty overwhelming problem.
Pro's appeal to tradition, and pointing out how well it works for the Swiss, win pro the debate (again, in large part to it being unchallenged for so long). I also don't buy cons argument when it comes to trade, as this debate was clearly intended to be about wars (as the description showed with Afghanistan).