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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
How about we have real debates?
Right now what we "get" is a glorified question & answer session with some arguing on the side.
Being asked questions and answering them, then arguing over those answers is NOT A DEBATE by definition.
So many young people today in America think that just arguing back and forth is some kind of debate. It's not. A real debate has structure, rules, and is judged.
Simply answering questions and then squabbling over the answers isn't a debate.
It's free advertising and low-brow entertainment.
originally posted by: japhrimu
a reply to: Aazadan
Thank you for the thought out reply.
This may be over simplified, but: Laws SHOULD be easy to understand. ESPECIALLY by the judges. If they aren't, fix them. If you can't agree on how to do that, get rid of the law... Someone's rights are probably being infringed upon. One person's rights end where another's begins.
But if the people have a consensus, aren't we supposed to be able to change the world? Can't we agree laws should be easily understood by all? Maybe I'm an idealist?