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1596
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Topic

The Outlaw of Public Prayer in the United States

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Finished

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

Arguments points
9
0
Sources points
2
6
Spelling and grammar points
3
3
Conduct points
3
1

With 3 votes and 7 points ahead, the winner is ...

Discipulus_Didicit
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The claim is "Public prayer is currently outlawed in the United States"

The debate is about whether this claim is truthful or not.

The debate is not about whether public prayer should/ought to be outlawed.

Round structure will be semi-formal. Rounds one through three may be used for argument and rebuttal. Round four is for concluding statements only. No new arguments may be brought up in round four by either party.

Added:
Instigator
--> @VonKlempter @CaptainSceptic

Thank you both for voting. It can be a pain to go around trying to find people to vote and because of you guys I did not have to do so. Much appreciated. If either of you need any votes in future just PM me (though like with the time Von asked me to vote on that UFO debate between you two I cannot guarantee I will vote in favor of whoever asks me to vote lol).

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Contender

My access to the internet failed, and I lost track of the schedule needed to present a third round, resulting in forfeit of that round. Having lost having a last round argument, I will publish my conclusion in a day or so.

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Contender

References for round 1"

1 https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed37.asp

2 http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/home.html

3 http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/home.html

4 http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/midcol.htm

5 http://candst.tripod.com/jaspltrs.htm

6 https://www.oyez.org/cases/1961/468

7 ibid

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Instigator
--> @User_2006

Assuming you live in the United States you do have the right to pray in school and will not get in trouble for praying in school.

This debate is not about what should or should not be the law. This debate is about what is the law. As stipulated in the first line of my first round please read the description to see what the resolution is.

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--> @Discipulus_Didicit

Clever title. However, the students who pray are not arrested, but who forces them to pray should be arrested. It is a school, it ain't no church. I should have the right to pray(although I don't want to now, I should have the right to in case if I want to) for myself, and I should not make anyone pray in a non-religious place, such as school, computer lab, etc.