Login/Sign Up




Voting for which is more important to you? (Be honest.)
Other

dereksemeraro
May 26, 2007
13 votes
6 debaters
2


+ Add Argument

11
Politics. It IS the future of our country.


henthorn
May 27, 2007
1 convinced
Rebuttal
The right to vote, to decide the future leaders and direction of the country in which we live is central to the way all of us think about the world around us. If we turn down the choice we have about how our lives are run, then how can the principals of modern economics be justified? If you don't choose how the country is run, then how can you bear to be part of the system the politics builds around ordinary people?

People have fought and died for my right to vote. Yes I care about that more than the fate of some people on tv.

 
henthorn
May 31, 2007
1 convinced
Rebuttal
Rebuttal to: jjc Show

"Communism (or Socialism if you prefer) only survives when brought at the point of a gun."

Quite the opposite; if someone claims power over another, be it through force or any other method, then the Socialist principals have died. Clearly then, the groups and structures that you consider Communist (the former USSR being the prime example) were not Socialist in the base sense - they simply established a new ruling class. It stopped being Communist when Lenin began removing power from the Soviet (worker's) councils just three weeks after the Revolution took place.

So no, I will not change, I do believe in Socialism and the principals that guide it. Of course democratic voting is a part of that - we must accept that some people have to take big decisions as part of a government. The only way that equality can be maintained in that aim is through democracy.

There is less democracy in a Capitalist system than any other Social structure ever concieved.

 
rolanderikson
May 26, 2007
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Politics for me, is far more interesting than American Idol will ever be. I like to see how people react to sometimes world changing decisions in politics, which enables me to have intelligent conversation with people even though I may disagree.

 
cinnamonstick
May 27, 2007
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Sure, American Idol can be more fun to watch. But as a matter of importance, politics wins by a landslide. It affects me (and the world) more than games and contests ever will.

 
+ Add Argument

2
Game, Contest, American Idol, Ect. I admit it. In politics, we all get screwed, anyway.


dereksemeraro
May 26, 2007
0 convinced
Rebuttal
At least I'm honest.

 
vancam
May 27, 2007
0 convinced
Rebuttal
I think the numbers speak quite clearly about which is the most popular but strangely enough this is one of those debates that gets changed by the demographic on convinceme.net.

The majority of convinceme members are far more likely to vote politically than for Simon Fullers latest gimmicky gameshow.

 
jjc
May 30, 2007
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Rebuttal to: henthorn Show

Henthorn, If you really believe what you wrote you should change your icon. The hammer and sicle, being the symbol of communism, does not accuratly represent your point of view. Communism (or Socialism if you prefer) only survives when brought at the point of a gun. If the people are left to their own devices they usually prefer capitalist based socialism (socialism light or whatever you want to call it).

 


Use these tags to find similiar debates

electroshock therapy abortion america animals Art baby battle Bush comics convinceme Death debate debates Dog economics ect ethics evil faceoff Fight gender global warming God health history humans internet Iran Iraq Islam Jesus love management marijuana men money music peace people philosophy politics pollution President psychology religion religon Sex society Spirituality suicide technology terrorism the us vancam vs War Women world Yes