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18 Feb 2013

Debate Of The Week: Is The Random Drug Testing Of Students A Good Or Bad Idea?

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It’s the start of another fine week of debating and this week we’re turning our attentions to the contentious issue of drug testing high school and college students or, to put it like the title says, is the random drug testing of students a good or bad idea? Like many problems early intervention can be […]

14 Feb 2013

This House Would Not Censor Hate Speech On College Campuses

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As with any debate you have to consider both sides of the argument. This week we’ve been debating hate speech at length and whether it should be censored. Well today I’d like to bring you this infographic which takes the argument a point further and looks at the specific example of whether we should censor […]

13 Feb 2013

Hate Speech Vs Free Speech – Why I Hate Hate Speech

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Hate Speech Vs Free Speech is an age old dilemma. For me hate speech does not forward the discourse of humanity; it devalues it. Hate speech does not encourage open communication; it silences it. Hate speech does not enhance racial or sexual equality; it discriminates against it. Hate Speech Vs Free Speech Definitions Let me […]

12 Feb 2013

This House Would Censor Hate Speech

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As we continue this week’s themed debate on hate speech we bring you the first of our infographics on the subject. This graphic succinctly lays out the points as to why we should censor hate speech. For my part I believe any gesture which might incite violence towards an individual or group is hate speech. […]

11 Feb 2013

Hate Speech Legislation In The US – Are More Laws The Answer?

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Since the founding of America and the establishment of the Bill of Rights, specifically the 1st Amendment, there have been significant challenges to balance free speech with the competing interests of public peace and order. Groups have been targeted because of race, ethnicity, gender, class and religion in order to scapegoat for social, economic and […]

11 Feb 2013

Debate Of The Week: Should We Censor Hate Speech?

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This week we are debating the issue should we censor hate speech. Where do we draw the line on free speech and how much does such censorship infringe our constitutional rights? Are we better to let the cranks and haters speak freely knowing their words are often the best means of extinguishing their message and […]

06 Feb 2013

School Shooting Risk Factors; Reducing the Risk

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Helplessly crying out, “Why me, why us, why them?” does not deliver solutions; examining “why” most definitely will. To further this discussion of school shootings, it is important for understanding several basic concepts of crime and society. I offer three perspectives for helping advance the vision of minimizing school shooting risk factors for reoccurrence. School […]

04 Feb 2013

NRA Armed School Security Guards-Practical or Not?

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Following the Sandy Hook murders, the NRA proposed placing armed school security guards in every school to prevent another such mass murder. Proponents of the measure stated that having someone in the school that is trained and armed provides an immediate response to an active shooter in the critical first seconds, rather than having to […]