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Debate Score:24
Arguments:24
Total Votes:24
Ended:11/30/09
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Should the government be able to secretly monitor suspicious individuals? (6th)

Yes

Side Score: 18
Winning Side!
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No

Side Score: 6
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In some cases they should. They are going to anyway but monitoring certain people could save lives depending on the situation.

Side: yes
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yes because if they are being suspicious than they should see if they are up to something not good. but they shouldn't monitor people secretly if they don't have any good reasons.

Side: yes
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Yes because they could prevent a lot of bad stuff that could happen or catch criminals....

Side: yes
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I think they should because the only thing the government is trying to do is to protect us from harmful people. So they need monitors on anyone that they think will be in danger of others.

Side: yes
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yes but only on the suspicious people because if they do they could stop a dangerous person from doing something dumb.

Side: yes
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yes because some people do wrong things, and never get caught. so some people should be look after

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yeah... i mean they already do right..and it works.. thats how the stoped those 2 terrorist attacks. like that one that almost happend here in dallas and that other one somewhere else the same day

Side: yes
1 point

yes because it can prevent attacks against us and we can also feel more safe.

Side: yes
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It kinda depends on the government's definition of "suspicious". If somebody googles "How to blow up a building" or "how to make your very own a-bomb", they should definitely be monitored. The FBI expected Hosam Maher Husein Smadi to be a terrorist so they followed his online activity for 6 months and he tried to blow up a Dallas building. So yes, yes they should. If you're innocent than you have no reason to worry. Besides, who cares if some old FBI agent knows who you're friends with on Facebook or what your favorite youtube video is.

Speaking of youtube videos...
Side: yes
1 point

Yes, the government should be able to secretly monitor suspicious individual with the purpose of protecting innocents and confirming any doudt about a certain person.

Side: yes
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yes, cause we can prevent our people from criminals and that will be a good method of avoiding terrorism attacks

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yes because maybe some people are involved with illegal activity, and monitoring these peoples activities could help prevent future crime.

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Yesss, because in that way the government can prevent a lot of bad things from happening!

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They already do. They track people by cell phones and monitors. So i dont know why this question is relevant.

Side: yes
1 point

yes the government should monito suspicious individuals becuase in that cuase people who are trying to do something to the country can be seen and also know

Side: yes
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I think that they should in some cases. I mean they are going to anyway but watching certain people could save lives. I mean Them just listening for keywords should be enough.

Side: yes
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yes i think they should be able to depending if they are very suspecious.

Side: yes
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The goverment should be able to monitor suspicious people. Its alot of wierdos out there that are planning to harm people. Its not right to monitor peoples personal life, But like momma says its better safe than sorry.

Side: yes
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I say no because they could be talking about private thangs and it probably won't be about blowing things up. Sometimes I'm like "I'm going to blow you up because I disagree with you" but I don't really mean it. Besides, I do not have the materials to execute such a thing. But no, leave da peeps alone.

Side: No
1 point

I don't think that the government should do that because its invading their property. It doesn't matter if they are suspicious or not, its still bad to go and monitor people. Its wrong.

Side: No
1 point

im gonna say no because i dont pay the government to laugh about funny conversations that weird people have.

Side: No
1 point

No,because that's invading privacy.That's not right.What we talk about in our own homes or with our family/friends is none of the goverments business.

Side: No
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No because the goverment would look stupid if the person they suspected was up to no good was actually inoccent and wasent doing anything wrong.And thats also invading someones privacy.And i dont think thats right.

Side: No
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i dont think its right for a guy in the street to be pointed out just cuz they look suspicious. so if i walk or look the wrong way i have something to hide?

Side: No