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brendand19

Name(hidden) GenderMale Male
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Name(hidden) GenderMale Male
DOB (hidden) OccupationStudent
Country United States City(hidden)
IdeologyDemocratic SocialismReligionRoman Catholic
High School(hidden)University(hidden)
Teams(no team)Coachlannan13
Debate Ranking#2747
Elo Score1500
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Joined: Feb 2016
Last Active:
2016-03-07 19:24:36

Biography

I am a Political Science student and activist from Kansas City. I have participated in debate and forensics since my Freshman year of High School, however I have been in love with history and politics since I was little. I wear the label of "Democratic Socialist" with pride and I am not afraid to profess on my views.

Debate Background

4 years of Congressional Debate and extemp, 2 years of policy debate, now doing Parliamentary debate in college.

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Issues

That daylight savings should be abolished
Agree
That some vaccinations should be mandatory
Agree
That police should offer rewards to help solve crimes
Agree
That we should support the objectification of men in popular culture
Disagree
That student loans should be interest-free
Agree
That the forced militarization of civilian naval vessels is legitimate in times of war
Disagree
That the International Criminal Court's powers are too limited
Agree
That the Queen of England should resign
Agree
That the speed limit on roads should be abolished
Disagree
That the United States should recognize Spanish as an official language
Disagree
That democracies should extend voting rights to migrant workers
Agree
That Western foreign policy should abandon attempts to universalise liberal values
Agree
That teams should allow sponsors to advertise on their jerseys
Agree
That the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
Disagree
That we should introduce a 100% inheritance tax
Disagree
That we should remove all benefits from those deemed fit, but unwilling, to work
Disagree
That all tax records should be public information
Disagree
That we should require a university degree to be eligible to run for public office
Disagree
That whistleblowers about government cover-ups should be granted asylum
Agree
That the Middle East would benefit from Kurdistan being independent
Agree
That railways should be nationally owned and operated
Agree
That the state should pay people to sterilise themselves
Disagree
That schools should have the power to track students
Agree
That we should arm teachers
Disagree
That the state should finance alternative e-schools
Disagree
That multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses anywhere in their supply chain
Agree
That we should require companies to pay their interns
Agree
That there should be a cap on bonuses
Agree
That we should strike before North Korea does
Disagree
That renewable energy should be heavily subsidised by the government
Agree
That schools should help students find an after-school job
Disagree
That the Papacy is an outdated institution
Disagree
That children should not be allowed out alone at night
Agree
That we should ban zoos
Disagree
That individuals should be allowed to punish people they deem to have committed online harassment by revealing their identity online
Disagree
That we should make poverty a significant mitigating factor in criminal sentencing
Agree
That it should be criminal for a politician to lie
Disagree
That slum tourism does more harm than good
Agree
That the state should provide incentives for individuals to buy local
Agree
That life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill
Disagree
That schools should seek to teach all students how to use a 3D printer
Disagree
That labor unions ought to be abolished
Disagree
That we should fine hackers of multiplayer games
Disagree
That the Iraq War is regrettable
Agree
That states should not prevent any peaceful protest in public
Agree
That we should compel victims of rape to testify in court
Agree
That polygamy should be legalised
Disagree
That Palestine should be considered a state
Agree
That music glorifying violence against women should be banned
Disagree
That sport leagues should not suspend players for off-field behaviour
Disagree
That we should ban the use of zero-hour contracts
Agree
That the continuation of NATO after the dissolution of the Soviet Union is regrettable
Agree
That school prayer should be prohibited
Agree
That the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas throughout the Islamic world
Disagree
That the United Nations should form a one world government
Disagree
That polygamous marriage should be legalised
Disagree
That condoms should be subsidised by the government
Disagree
That developed countries should actively recruit medical personnel from developing countries
Disagree
That we should ban professional child performers
Disagree
That the provision of Internet services should be a public utility
Agree
That fast food companies should not be allowed to sell toys with their meals
Agree
That women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia
Agree
That the World Bank should discontinue the funding of energy infrastructure in developing countries
Agree
That single-sex schooling should be encouraged
Disagree
That all youth should go through compulsory military training
Disagree
That Luxembourg should change its flag to include the red lion ensign
Agree
That there should be a right to die
Disagree
That we should stop all attempts to gather intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens
Agree
That corporal punishment should be allowed in schools
Disagree
That progressive taxes are superior to flat taxes
Agree
That we should federalise Europe
Disagree
That France should re-occupy Chad
Disagree
That we should regret the inclusion of religious symbols at memorial sites
Disagree
That dental insurance isn't worth it
Disagree
That we should ban religious organizations from providing rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts
Disagree
That we should ban political opinion polls
Disagree
That we should make wearing fur illegal
Disagree
That conscription is a war crime
Agree
That the receipt of welfare payments should be conditional on the use of contraception
Disagree
That selling human organs should be legal
Disagree
That mercury should be labelled as safe for general use
Disagree
That we should abolish gated communities in the developing world
Agree
That we should allow individuals to use violent force to defend their homes, even where they do not fear for personal safety
Disagree
That we should pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country
Agree
That churches should not involve themselves in political campaigns
Agree
That a more globalized economy would net benefit indigenous cultures
Disagree
That online matchmaking is a better system than traditional dating
Disagree
That governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
Disagree
That there should be a legal age for using mobile phones
Disagree
That comparing modern Israel to the Holocaust is counter-productive in critiquing modern Israel
Disagree
That the government overstepped its power in the 2014 Venezuelan Protests
Disagree
That national central banks should set limits on governmental spending
Disagree
That nobles given positions in the Tongan legislature should be removed from office
Agree
That civil forfeiture is important in stopping crime
Disagree
That Ogaden and the North Eastern Province should be taken by force
Disagree
That free trade does more harm than good
Agree
That music with obscene lyrics should be censored
Disagree
That South Africa should annex Lesotho
Disagree
That governments should only test drugs for safety, not effectiveness, before approving them for the public
Disagree
That ransoms should not be paid to Boko Haram
Disagree
That foster children should be placed into families with similar backgrounds
Disagree
That restaurants should be required to provide nutritional information
Agree
That we should auction off the long term right to govern bankrupt cities for profit
Disagree
That we should ban the display of Nazi symbols
Disagree
That prostitution should be legal
Disagree
That minors should not require parental consent to obtain an abortion
Disagree
That internet anonymity is regrettable
Disagree
That the voting age should be raised
Disagree
That political leaders should be transparent about their personal health
Disagree
That we should limit the amount of food aid that developed nations can freely provide
Disagree
That the UN should institute an open borders policy among its member states
Disagree
That violent video games should be censored
Disagree
That we should censor the depiction of smoking in movies
Disagree
That government trained jurists should be appointed to all court cases
Disagree
That cosmetic surgury does more harm than good
Agree
That Spain should abolish their monarchy
Agree
That religion is a waste of time
Disagree
That smoking should be criminalised
Disagree
That couples should be able to enter contracts which make any future infidelity a crime
Disagree
That Islam is a religion of violence
Disagree
That the Czech Republic should become an atheist state
Disagree
That we should introduce a tax on financial transactions
Agree
That there should be a crime of corporate manslaughter
Agree
That education should be compulsory in the third world
Agree
That we should give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test
Disagree
That circumcision should be banned
Disagree
That squatting in abandoned buildings should be legal
Agree
That scientists should have a delegation in national legislature
Disagree
That we should launch a ground invasion to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq
Disagree
That corporations should be allowed to vote
Disagree
That euthenasia is morally wrong
Agree
That we should ban international aid charities from using graphic images of suffering
Disagree
That attempted suicide should be a criminal offence
Disagree
That we should regret the strong promotion of people declaring their sexual orientation
Disagree
That companies should be allowed to operate private armies
Disagree
That we should accept all refugees
Agree
That the European Union should lift its arms embargo on China
Disagree
That we should criminalise the websites which glorify eating disorders
Disagree
That the internet has a damaging impact on society
Disagree
That we should ban strikes in essential state services
Disagree
That we should restrict more than one person from the same family from running for high political positions
Disagree
That Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
Disagree
That we should pay additional benefits to families on welfare according to their child's performance in school
Disagree
That we should require approval from local referenda for all major land development decisions
Agree
That we should criminalize the public denial of evolution
Disagree
That states should seek to prioritise reducing income inequality over GDP growth
Agree
That giving foreign aid is superior to giving charity
Agree
That government's only true roles are security and protecting property rights
Disagree
That the Indonesian government should legalize slash and burn laws
Disagree
That museums should be state-funded and free of charge
Agree
That extremist political parties should be banned
Disagree
That all forms of education should be free
Agree
That the church and state should not be separated
Disagree
That development assistance should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa
Agree
That we should ban the publication of software which is specifically designed to enable access to the darknet
Disagree
That Scientology should be recognized as a religion
Disagree
That there should be a quota on television for locally produced shows
Disagree
That Palestine should prohibit the operation of Israeli companies within Palestinian territories
Agree
That we should consider cyber attacks by state actors an act of war
Disagree
That states should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements
Agree
That history is worth studying
Agree
That the United Nations is a useless institution
Disagree
That Nagorno Karabahk Should be Reunited with Armenia
Agree
That pets do more good than harm
Agree
That Christian artifacts and texts should belong to the Church
Agree
That governments should control stock investments
Disagree
That nuclear weapons should be globally decommissioned
Agree
That labor unions should be banned
Disagree
That adults should receive a single, tradeable permit from the state to have a child
Disagree
That the IMF should require collateral for national bailouts
Disagree
That Ivy League colleges are overrated
Agree
That women should not serve in military combat roles
Disagree
That India should adopt aggressive free market policies
Disagree
That wearing the hijab in public should be banned
Disagree
That missions to Mars are worth funding
Disagree
That the government should replace all copyright with creative commons
Agree
That children are better off in a charter school than a public school
Disagree
That we should require defendants in criminal trials to be represented exclusively by public defenders
Disagree
That in justice, retribution is more important than rehabilitation
Disagree
That we should make plans to subjugate any aliens we encounter
Disagree
That we should allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit
Disagree
That the Pope should publicly endorse radically redistributive government policies
Agree
That post-revolution states should delegate trials of former rulers to the International Criminal Court
Agree
That the United States should nationalize oil exports and seek to join OPEC
Disagree
That countries have a moral duty to protect human rights in other countries
Agree
That children should be allowed to work
Disagree
That energy security is a legitimate reason for war
Disagree
That we should allow the public to remove Supreme Court justices by a popular referendum
Disagree
That the police should carry weapons while on regular duty
Disagree
That Gay Marriage should be legal
Agree
That Antarctica should be colonized for resource extraction
Disagree
That online degrees have less merit than degrees earned offline
Agree
That companies should assess social media profiles when hiring staff
Disagree
That we should repatriate all illegal immigrants
Disagree
That popular entertainers should not engage in political campaigns
Disagree
That Western states should not use private military contractors in combat
Agree
That torture should never be used by the government
Agree
That developing countries should legalise child labour
Disagree
That prisoners should be allowed to choose death over a life sentence
Disagree
That human cloning is immoral
Agree
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