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-*'''PRO: [[Argument: Coca chewing is milder than caffeine, nicotine, etc| Coca chewing is milder than caffeine, nicotine, etc]]'''[[Image:Coca chewing2.jpg|right|200px]] [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/14/opinion/14morales.html Evo Morales "Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves." New York Times Editorial. March 13th, 2009]: "Unlike nicotine or caffeine, it causes no harm to human health nor addiction or altered state, and it is effective in the struggle against obesity, a major problem in many modern societies."+*'''PRO: Pornography does not count as adultery.''' [[Image:Barely legal.jpg|right|160px]][http://www.juliansanchez.com/2008/06/19/porndultery/ Julian Sanchez. "Porndultery." June 19th, 2008]: "What counts as adultery is a function of the understanding, explicit or implicit, a particular couple has. Some couples, after all, go in for “voyeuristic gratification” together. So what we’re really talking about is what we think a reasonable modal implicit contract is about. One obvious reason adultery is typically ruled out is the risk of contracting a disease from or impregnating (or becoming pregnant by) another partner, which obviously isn’t an issue here. [...] If we don’t stand strong in defending the traditional definition of adultery as the union of one man and one woman, we risk rendering the institution meaningless. After all, if adultery can mean anything, then it ultimately means nothing."
-*'''CON: Coca is narcotic since cocaine can readily be extracted.''' In 1992 the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD)[[Image:Coca plant.jpg|right|200px]] undertook a ‘prereview’ of coca leaf at its 28th meeting. The 28th ECDD report concluded that, “the coca leaf is appropriately scheduled [as a narcotic] under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, since cocaine is readily extractable from the leaf. The Committee did not recommend coca leaf for critical review.”[http://www.druglawreform.info/images/stories/documents/dlr11.pdf]+*'''CON: [[Argument: Watching pornography can amount to adultery| Watching pornography can amount to adultery]]'''[[Image:Porn video cover.jpg|right|170px]] Porn is a "continuum of betrayal." By sharing that private, sexual experience with someone other than one's partner, it is infidelity. In the Bible, Jesus of Nazareth says: “I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”[http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/10/is-pornography-adultery/6989/]
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 +*'''[[Debate: Legality of coca production and consumption| Legality of coca production and consumption]]''' - July 20th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Ban on sale of violent video games to minors| Ban on sale of violent video games to minors]]''' - July 8th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Ban on sale of violent video games to minors| Ban on sale of violent video games to minors]]''' - July 8th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Mandatory ultrasounds before abortions| Mandatory ultrasounds before abortions]]''' - June 30th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Mandatory ultrasounds before abortions| Mandatory ultrasounds before abortions]]''' - June 30th, 2011.

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  • PRO: Pornography does not count as adultery.
    Julian Sanchez. "Porndultery." June 19th, 2008: "What counts as adultery is a function of the understanding, explicit or implicit, a particular couple has. Some couples, after all, go in for “voyeuristic gratification” together. So what we’re really talking about is what we think a reasonable modal implicit contract is about. One obvious reason adultery is typically ruled out is the risk of contracting a disease from or impregnating (or becoming pregnant by) another partner, which obviously isn’t an issue here. [...] If we don’t stand strong in defending the traditional definition of adultery as the union of one man and one woman, we risk rendering the institution meaningless. After all, if adultery can mean anything, then it ultimately means nothing."
  • CON: Watching pornography can amount to adultery
    Porn is a "continuum of betrayal." By sharing that private, sexual experience with someone other than one's partner, it is infidelity. In the Bible, Jesus of Nazareth says: “I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”[1]
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