Instigator / Pro
25
1432
rating
8
debates
12.5%
won
Topic

Have both political parties become too extreme?

Status
Finished

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

Arguments points
9
36
Sources points
8
24
Spelling and grammar points
5
12
Conduct points
3
12

With 12 votes and 59 points ahead, the winner is ...

Sparrow
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Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Six months
Point system
Four points
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Characters per argument
30,000
Required rating
3
Contender / Con
84
1495
rating
47
debates
48.94%
won
Description
~ 10 / 5,000

Debate me.

Round 1
Pro
Let's begin. I will start with liberals, then I will critique conservative, okay? most liberals tend to be anti-Christian, anti-free speech, anti-Israel, and antichoice about gun ownership. Conservatives: Feed it once it's born, or don't call yourself prolife, stop torturing people, stop the illegal wars, and don't criminalize drug addiction. Please address my points.
Con
most liberals tend to be anti-Christian
That is an unsubstantiated generalization.

anti-free speech
That is an unsubstantiated generalization.

anti-Israel
That is an unsubstantiated generalization. Also why is that necessarily bad?

antichoice about gun ownership
What does that even mean? There are liberals who want to ban all guns and liberals who agree with conservatives on that particular issue, and everything in between.

Feed it once it's born, or don't call yourself prolife
I wasn't aware that starving babies was a common practice among conservatives.

stop torturing people
torturing who, and in what ways? Do you see the problem with making these huge, sweeping generalizations about what the majority of people support within a certain ideology? There are those that take it too far and those who don't, how do you determine when the party or ideology itself is becoming too extreme?

stop the illegal wars
Which ones?

don't criminalize drug addiction.
You don't think making it illegal to possess certain substances will help curtail their abuse?
Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
There is no basis for the assertion that both parties have become too extreme because people with varying views and degrees of extremity exist within each party.
Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Extend
Round 4
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Forfeited