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That terrorism is justifiable

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True Capitalist AcolyteTrue Capitalist Acolyte (PRO)
I would like to thank my opponent for engaging in this debate.

I as Pro will be arguing in favor of the resolution "That terrorism is justifiable."

Terrorism:"the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal[1]"

Justify:"to provide or be a good reason for (something) : to prove or show (something) to be just, right, or reasonable[2]"

Terrorism is one tactic of many to advance a political agenda. It is justifiable. A consequential idiom sums it up best "the ends justify the means[3]." Western bias is often on display when many tend to observe and assume that terrorists come only from the Middle East. Here is a list of notable terrorists that I will explain further more in the oncoming rounds.

Terrorists:

Sons of Liberty from the United States of America.
French Resistance in Vichy France.
The Mau Mau in Kenya
National Liberation Front from Algeria.
National Liberation Front from Vietnam.

This is just to list a few terrorists from around the world. I would argue terrorism is justifiable in order to advance political agendas. Some of these organizations may have fought for noble causes but they all used terrorism as a tactic to advance their agenda.

[1]http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrorism
[2]http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justified
[3]http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/The+end+justifies+the+means

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True Capitalist AcolyteTrue Capitalist Acolyte
Agreed, very good point. I think as "justifiable" relates to the resolution is measuring what is justifiable to the voters and readers of this debate.
Posted 2015-12-11 06:45:52
Lars' FatherLars' Father
Justifiable to who though?

Anything is justifiable if there is no one to justify it to who has to qualify it as justified.
Posted 2015-12-11 05:21:01
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