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That the government should provide free internet

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Random StrangerRandom Stranger (CON)
To be fair, I think that it would absolutely great if the government gave out free internet. However, the "side effects" that it would create would not create and end that justifies the means.

If the government created free in-home internet, it would completely decimate internet providers. Corporations that provided thousands of jobs would downsize drastically or go bankrupt altogether. The difficult process of hiring back on all of the workers to the government would only result in lower wages for employees in the new system, as government jobs tend to pay less then private sector jobs because tax payers wouldn't stand for it.

This brings me to my second argument. As with public schools, welfare programs, and college financial aid, something can seemingly appear to cost nothing to the public, only to sneak up on them through the magical cover of (drumroll please)... Taxes! Making a middle class family pay so that a lower class family can use a non-necessity such as internet doesn't seem fair. Providing Internet for "free" therefore effectively accomplishes nothing.

Making the internet public would be begging for censorship. I would hope that this would never happen here in the U.S., but in a country without assured free speech, a oppressive government could easily constrict access to political views that opposed theirs, or promote their regime, as happens in North Korea.[1] 

1: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_North_Korea

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2016-11-04 01:40:52
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Random StrangerRandom Stranger
@BioHazard
Posted 2016-12-04 21:09:55
Random StrangerRandom Stranger
Yeah, I figured my opponent would forfeit, so my arguments were half-hearted.
Posted 2016-12-04 20:19:28
Bi0HazardBi0Hazard
"The difficult process of hiring back on all of the workers to the government would only result in lower wages for employees in the new system, as government jobs tend to pay less then private sector jobs because tax payers wouldn't stand for it." -Random Stranger
Hahahaha, so funny. That is pushing it even for just a small debate. The opponent forfeited, so it doesn't really matter anyways.
Posted 2016-12-04 19:50:41
Random StrangerRandom Stranger
Hurry, you only get 24 hours to post your arguments on this debate!
Posted 2016-11-02 16:49:20
AmericaDeb8sTodayAmericaDeb8sToday
Of course it should be. If WiFi were free we would have less hacks, hackers, saved money, and all in all wouldn't have the worRyan of people not getting access to the Internet
Posted 2016-11-01 22:53:55
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2016-11-06 01:41:45
adminJudge: admin    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: Random Stranger
2016-11-06 05:07:04
KohaiJudge: Kohai
Win awarded to: Random Stranger
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Con was the only one to provide any arguments.
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2016-11-13 01:37:00
JudgementJudge: Judgement
Win awarded to: Random Stranger
2016-11-13 20:58:48
fire_wingsJudge: fire_wings
Win awarded to: Random Stranger
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Only one to make arguments
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