The same debate topics are used again and again. Why not liven up your next debate with some new ideas? Here are some more unusual and fundamental questions to debate.
Happiness shouldn’t be pursued. The pro side of this could start with the obvious pain that people face when their expectations are not met. Maybe it is better to just relax and stop thinking about happiness. On the other hand, the fact that the pursuit of happiness sometimes leads to pain doesn’t mean it is without success too. What better thing is there to pursue?
Political Debate Topics
Taxation for non-essential programs is stealing. The pro side can start with the idea that a consensus or majority makes it different, and morally acceptable. The con side can point out that it’s wrong to forcibly take your neighbors money to pay for an art program you like, and voting with others to have the government do it for you is no different morally.
It is morally okay to break laws you don’t agree with. The pro side might say that there have historically been many bad laws, and that it is almost a duty to break them. We wouldn’t want someone to have...