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Debate Score:20
Arguments:20
Total Votes:20
Ended:11/30/09
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Should the government be able to secretly monitor suspicious individuals? (4B)

Yes

Side Score: 18
Winning Side!
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No

Side Score: 2
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i think she should be able to. ONLY if they have a criminal record prior to them thinking they are a suspect. if they have done something bad before then they are at a higher chance to do something bad again. so they should me monitored and watched to look out for the safety of others.

Side: yes
1 point

yes, cause people around here can be creepy and do stupid stuff. if i were to go an airport they need to scope out people. im pretty sure they already do anyways. everyone does.

Side: yes
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Yes, i believe the government should be able to secretly monitor suspicious ind ividuals because it mind help them stop terroist faster and prevent certain crimes from happening.

Side: yes
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I think as long as they have a background of suspicious behavior that it should be okay. If the person is an average Joe or Jill just living life, then not at all.

Side: yes
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yes they should if they are a suspect and there should prove or something behind it. and if they have a bad record ofcourese.but really if nothing happen that something about it and then there should be no monitor.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, if the person has a criminal record. But if the person they are secretly monitoring is a normal person then no.

Side: yes
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yea i do cause if they are suspicious then it is a threat to us and im gonna kick there you know wats if they mess with me....

Side: yes
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i think so because it's always nice to be safe. but they should only do it if they have hard evidence that looks suspicious.

Side: yes
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i agree with the first person... if they have a criminal record then yes probably and that depends on how bad of a record they have

Side: yes
1 point

Only if they have a criminal background but if they don't have a criminal background than if they have reason to believe that they are a terrorist or something.

Side: yes
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I think that the government should be able to monitor suspicious individual ONLY under certain circumstances. For example, people that have a criminal record, and are seriously considered a threat, or person of interest.

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Side: yes
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With reasonable evidence then yes monitor away but it would be easier to know what the individual is suspicous of. Most likey terroisim because the gov. swears every muslim is a terroist but we wont get into that.I guess its a yes.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes they should be able to, only if the person has a criminal record or is doing something they shouldnt be doing.

Side: yes
1 point

I think that they should monitor people who are suspicious because it could save alot of lives. Like if someone was trying to bomb the airport or something, if we had their phone tapped or somone watching them then it could prevent them from doing that. But people who are not suspicious should have their privacy.

Side: yes
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I say yes to help protect innocent citizens. As long as people are doing what they are suppose to do they shall have nothing to worry about. Although people do deserve privacy, I think they have the right to go to any measure to ensur a safe enviorment

Side: yes
1 point

I think they should ONLY monitor the people that have comitted a major crime before. If someone has done something major to threaten someone, or some place than they should be monitored, then again, the government might start taking advantage of that and try to monitor everyone..

Side: yes
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I think that the government should be allowed to secretly monitor suspicious activity because it may most likely be to protect the country or its citizens. if someone if being monitored then that means that they obviously have something that to hide that the government wants to find out. Most of people who are monitored are probably suspected terrorists so in order to prevent another attack, the government wants to assure that this person is or isnt a terrorist. There are also other occasions in which someone cane be responsible for selling narcotics, weapons or are responsible for murder. If this is the case then of course the government has the right to monitor them so that way they can gather up enough evidence against the victims to put them away and keeping them out of the streets, keeping it safe.

Side: yes
1 point

yes cause i think that there are some weird people out there and i think that the government should secretly monitor suspicious individuals to protect the good people.

Side: yes
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i don't think so, because what if they're just plain weird. You can't help the fact that thet are special. So no the government shouldnt be able to secretly monitor suspicious individulas.

Side: No
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No because it can be a person thats not planning to do nothing and they have people stalking them for no reason

Side: No