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Smart is sexy, my vote is Iron Man.

2 points

Anarchy is characterized by individuals living under no authority, a society free from the relationships of power and dominion. Anarchism as a political ideology was the first ideology. Man before the advent of government was living as a part of nature. Before man was living in Mecca civilizations, or in tribes, the world was a natural anarchist universe, that we lived in without authority. We were free agents acting in accordance with our own needs and wants. Our existence was not characterized by “ can,” or “ cannot,” but rather by the endless possibilities of our own minds.

2 points

I'm not sure what you're saying

The last time I checked ( and it was recently) I saw no studies that showed a statistically significant relationship with marijuana use and various other drug use. Granted, there have been studies on addictive personality disorders and drug use. Those with addictive personality indicators reported use of multiple drugs in an escalating intensity from the point of exposure.

Supporting Evidence: Drug, Set, and Setting: The Basis for Controlled Intoxicant Use (books.google.com)

I was not supposing that Dems PRACTICE love for all members of society, only that one could make the case that the ideals of the party are based on universal representation and compassion. There is almost never a direct correlation between the ideals of a group and their actions all of the time.

5 points

WOW I don't even know where to start with this one. THEDert: dems want abortion and gay marriage, enough said!!!!?!?!?!?!?! First of all, neither party should be pandering to religious views, that's the reason we divided church and state in the first place. If you had to be pressed to pick a party that falls in line with normative Christian viewpoints then I think the Democrates would be that party. Jesus said " But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)

"Demo's" are in favor of social services, socialized medicine, equality, and more. They are the party of basic human compassion and love for ALL members of society. ( even women that abort and homosexuals)

3 points

There is an epidemic spreading across this country: obesity. And while this problem grows (please pardon the pun) our fascination with emaciated stars and models increases. But is the media and beauty industry selling our mothers, sisters, and daughters an idea that they can never live up to?

I'm a woman with hips and thighs and breasts, I'm very curvy. Often I've felt through out my life that I was somehow inferior because of my weight. That there was less of me to love because there was more of me. Much of this came from beauty magazines, t.v shows and weight loss commercials.

The media tried to sell me an aesthetic and I bought it hook, line, and sinker. Now I know that only about 1% of every 100,000 people born have the natural body type to be a model. And that the average size in the US is a 16. I'm an 11. Why the hell am I blubbering about? Then I realized, I'm not blubbering because I have a realistic body image. The media and beauty industry have distorted my body image. Size 0 models and perfect bodies don't exist in reality. Especially not in the everyday lives of you and me.

And I don't know what you prefer? But more than skinny vs. curvy, I prefer reality instead of fiction.

5 points

There is an epidemic spreading across this country: obesity. And while this problem grows (please pardon the pun) our facination with emaciated stars and models increases. But is the media and beauty industry selling our mothers, sisters, and daughters an idea that they can never live up to?

I'm a woman with hips and thighs and breasts, I'm very curvy. Often I've felt through out my life that I was somehow inferior because of my weight. That there was less of me to love because there was more of me. Much of this came from beauty magazines, t.v shows and weight loss commercials.

The media tried to sell me an aestetic and I bought it hook, line, and sinker. Now I know that only about 1% of every 100,000 people born have the natural body type to be a model. And that the average size in the US is a 16. I'm an 11. Why the hell am I blubbering about? Then I realized, I'm not blubbering because I have a realistic body image. The media and beauty industry have distorted my body image. Size 0 models and perfect bodies don't exist in reality. Especially not in the everyday lives of you and me.

And I don't know what you prefer? But more than skinny vs. curvy, I prefer reality instead of fiction.

3 points

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who's made this debate such a success! We got mentioned on the CreateDebate blog!

As for class and drugs, there is an obvious connection. The American meritocracy is a lie, so in response to pvt.nobody, the poor never move up. Not even with the help of drug addicted upper-middle class white males. The deck is stacked against them. I would go into more detail but this is a debate on drugs, not on class warfare. HGrey87, my friend, play nice with pvt.nobody.

Back on topic now: Drug laws are specifically crafted to target minorities, HGrey87 is right about the laws concerning crack/cocaine. More affluent white drug users indulge in coke ( a.k.a powdered cocaine) while minorities typically indulge more in crack ( a.k.a. cocaine crystals) and the laws are written to protect the wealthy and white. The same is true of MANY drug laws. Drugs show up across class lines, but arrests for drugs show up more for minorities and the poor. Make of the statistical evidence what you will, maybe you can swing that minorities and the poor live in high population densities which accounts for the higher statistical rates of incarceration, but I don't think so.

Again, thanks everyone for debating your butts off!

3 points
It was at one time, illegal for blacks and whites to sit next to each other on a bus. It was at one time, legal to own slaves. It was at one time, illegal for women to vote. Just because a law is on the books, does not mean that it is a law worth respect or compliance. To say, "the law is the law," is a narrow view of the issue.
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"I am a 19 year old college student studying Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science. I am a part-time writer and social activist. I am especially interested in substance abuse from a neurological, political, sociological, and psychological stand point."

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