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They do They do not
Debate Score:33
Arguments:34
Total Votes:33
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They do

Side Score: 26
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They do not

Side Score: 7
4 points

They deserve our respect, admiration and gratitude.

The members of our armed forces have dedicated their lives to the defense of the nation and it's values.

Side: They do
Mahollinder(893) Clarified
1 point

Some do. Some are also just assholes. Being in the military in and of itself should never warrant respect or admiration or gratitude. Good conduct, first and foremost, and service, second, should.

Side: They do
3 points

U.S. soldiers and the military in general deserve respect because of the endless fight and the strength of fighting for us and our freedom. The sacrifice that they give so that they can maybe go home and see their family and when many get back they don't have a home or a family or they do but they are so broken from the things that they have seen. Most coke back with PTSD and depression and anxiety and paranoia and many others. Soldiers give all their time for people who don't even appreciate it. So yeah I think that soldiers should get the upmost respect from citizens. It's the only right thing to do.

Side: They do
1 point

Yes. Soldiers are not treated like humans. They are regarded as fighting machines. Wars and struggles are 'going to' break out at any time, so they must have their strongest ability to fight at any moment, which forces them to destroy their biological clock. Many normal, inevitable human physiological phenomena are almost thoroughly ignored on soldiers. Why did humanity set up armed forces? Theoretically, all humanity should fight and struggle, but we need to produce a lot and have a free life, so we leave some people apart to take the job of fighting. So of course the soldiers should be worst treated. They deserve anybody's infinite respect.

Side: They do
2 points

Yes. They have guns. Big guns ;)

Side: They do
1 point

Hello bront:

They do.. But, you're a hell of a person to ask that.. I told you about MY service, and you called me a liar.. What a hypocrite you are?

excon

Side: They do
1 point

Con, do you know how to stay on topic for one thread? I never called you a liar. You are exagerating out of an emotional appeal. You are welcome to copy and paste the thread you are talking about here, so that we can all examine it.

Side: They do
excon(12082) Disputed
1 point

Hello again, bront:

When you talk about respect for servicemen and you've called me a liar for mine, my response IS on topic..

I'm not gonna search for it.. But, you DID call me a liar.. You said because I used the word DUDE a lot, that I simply COULDN'T be old enough to have served in Vietnam.. This went on for several days... Clearly, you REMEMBER it.. And, you haven't backed off that claim.. If that's NOT calling me a liar, I dunno what is..

I would think someone as righteous as you would own up to what you say... No, huh??? I dunno bout your legs, but you got NO spine..

excon

Side: They do
Impirum(156) Clarified
1 point

It's 'Disputed', why is the position of this argument still 'They do'? It should be 'They don't'.

Side: They do
outlaw60(14246) Disputed
1 point

Where did you serve being you put your SERVICE in play ? The war you were in ?

Side: They do not
1 point

Yes. Absolutely. They risk life and limb for this country, they are uprooted, reprogrammed, and used and once they finish they are dropped like a hot potato back into civilian life, often times with no direction.

I know a lot of people don't but I would wager a good portion of them have not been in the military or had parents who have served.

Side: They do
1 point

Of course they do.

The exception is if they do something really horrible. But those would be specific exceptions, meaning the vast majority of the time the presumption should still be to give military service people respect.

Side: They do
1 point

A valid distinction. The service itself is respectable, but on occasion, the person who served is not. You can't become a worthless piece of humanity but claim moral high ground on the basis of being a Vet.

Side: They do

Of course they do!! and everybody should. They are willing to risk their lives for another's safety and well being, T don't see any reason for them not to be respected..

Side: They do
1 point

They risk their lives and fight wars to defend our freedom. All those people who disrespect military officers don't understand the sacrifice they made for our country.

Side: They do
1 point

I'm sorry to declare 'No', but I think that all civilians should respect them conditionlessly but their officers shouldn't. Servicemen have no life values - except a value of representing a unit of the force. In some degrees, their existence is for 'reasonable' deaths of the country. We all know that no one wants to die - except there is something makes you feel quite hopeless. If their officers treat them like civilians, they will be inevitably afraid of death, which is a great disadvantage of humanity. Servicemen have to and have the obligation to suffer from great pressure, which depends a lot on the working style in the troops.

Side: They do not
Amarel(4879) Clarified
1 point

You must have enlisted or been commissioned in the military, correct ?

Side: They do
Impirum(156) Clarified
1 point

No, I am a student at present. This is only my personal viewpoint.

Side: They do