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I've got a debate coming up ' This house would end the something for nothing culture' and we have to oppose it, but i'm really unsure of opposition arguments and the angle the proposition are going to take does anyone have any suggestions?
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What is the something for nothing culture once I know that I will try and help you.
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What is the something for nothing culture once I know that I will try and help you.
i presume its about benifits, people getting handouts for no work?
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i presume its about benifits, people getting handouts for no work?
Oooh cool. In that case I bet the other team go all crazy New Right and start demonizing the "underclass"... ...on your marks, get set, DEFEND THOSE TEENAGE MOTHERS!!!

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that money should be available for disadvantaged parts of our society
its shows how our society has a heart
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Could the thread starter give some clarification of the topic, as I dont particularly want to write a load of stuff for it only to be totally irrelevant.
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(Original post by Speciez99)
Could the thread starter give some clarification of the topic, as I dont particularly want to write a load of stuff for it only to be totally irrelevant.
Why change the habit of a lifetime?
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Yeah sorry I wasn't very clear in the first place lol but that's because i'm not really that clear myself lol. I just don't know how they'll define it I mean one presumes it'll be about benefits and as you can probably guess from my sig i'm a pretty right wing kind of guy not into defending all that stuff lol. Any suggestions greatley appreciated!
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Yeah sorry I wasn't very clear in the first place lol but that's because i'm not really that clear myself lol. I just don't know how they'll define it I mean one presumes it'll be about benefits and as you can probably guess from my sig i'm a pretty right wing kind of guy not into defending all that stuff lol. Any suggestions greatley appreciated!
Well, lol, you need to sharpen your wit, lol, and learn to argue both sides regardless of your personal point of view, lol. :rolleyes:
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Well you could talk about how by supporting the people who aren't working at the moment you can keep them away from problems like crime and drugs which would be a further detriment to society. How supporting teenage mothers allows their children to have a better life therefore breaking the cycle. How we all have to live on this planet together so we should try and make sure that people are comfatable as then they are more likely to get jobs when there are jobs available.
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Well you could talk about how by supporting the people who aren't working at the moment you can keep them away from problems like crime and drugs which would be a further detriment to society. How supporting teenage mothers allows their children to have a better life therefore breaking the cycle. How we all have to live on this planet together so we should try and make sure that people are comfatable as then they are more likely to get jobs when there are jobs available.
I'm bound to say that I'd much rather argue from the other sides; that the jobless should be sent to workhouses and the children of single mothers sent up chimneys or to work in a gin house. Less PC but much more fun
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I'm bound to say that I'd much rather argue from the other sides; that the jobless should be sent to workhouses and the children of single mothers sent up chimneys or to work in a gin house. Less PC but much more fun
Surprisingly I have to agree. I love debating the oposite side of the argument. . Sometimes it can be fun to argue something that your really don't agree with. I think that this person has the harder side of this debate
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Thats not really in spirit of the forum.
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Thats not really in spirit of the forum.
Your right. Corrected, and a spirited forum response added.

On ideas of opposing the motion, I will personally be thinking along the lines of firstly disputing if their is really a 'something for nothing' society. Also, looking at issues related to what happens if we end this supposed something for nothing society what happens to children and such? Also, it might be worth looking at the Rawlsian arguments based on a hypothetical social contact while under a 'veil of ignorance' to what would be decided about equality and such.
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Thats not really in spirit of the forum.
I know I don't do it on this forum but when I used to be on my school debate society I used to enjoy debating the opposite side sometimes when were assigned the side that we had to argue. However when asked for my own oppinon on this forum I will give it.
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Well, lol, you need to sharpen your wit, lol, and learn to argue both sides regardless of your personal point of view, lol. :rolleyes:
Well you know I do try, in earlier rounds I've argued against the monarchy, against America and against familly values certainly not my thing. But I struggle with this one you see I'm not a fan of all the liberal wishy washy support the unemployed etc etc. :rolleyes:
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