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The 16 year old may be "statistically" less responsible, but that does not mean the 16 year old does not have to take responsibility. Yes, the 18 year old may be more mature, but that does not prove anything, because either way, if a car accident involved the 18 year old, they are responsible for that accident. If a car accident involved a 16 year old, they are still responsible for that accident. Also, most accidents involve 2 or more cars, so both drivers are at fault.

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Yes, some research says it doesn't matter on how old you are but there is a lot of research that says it does. For example, New York senator says, "Teens should wait until they are 18 to drive." He also explains the accidents are from 16-17 years. Also, many people besides New York senator, say "As you get older, you have more responsibility, younger kids are the ones causing the accidents."

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You used Wikipedia. Not the most credible source. Anyone could've written that. Chances are that it was someone who didn't like controversial mascots. Also we want are mascots to seem scary. We aren't called the Wisconsin Butterflies for a reason.

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I agree because most of the accidents involve around the 16 year old group, according to Raising minimum driving age is modest statement. And yes, 1/3 of the deaths is off of teenagers, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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I see that but by raising it until the people are older, it will still be more developed and will be able to process things easier.

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They are not trying to punish these kids, they are only trying to keep them safe. They don't want the younger people to get hurt, or worse. Also, since it already happened to someone, they are trying to prevent it happening to you. So if your safety is a punishment, then I guess I don't know what a punishment is.

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I agree. Teens usually start getting involved in more things around the age of 16, and their parents or older friends/siblings aren't going to want to drive them to all of those places until they're 18. Mark Schlachtenhaufen from edmondsun.com says, “It also prevents teens from chauffeuring their friends around town, prohibiting teens with a restricted license from driving with multiple passengers other than family younger than age 21.". If the driving age was raised, older teens wouldn't need to bring their friends everywhere - they could just drive themselves and it wouldn't be as frustrating.

2 points

Yes but that story proved our point. The driving age should be raised because teens brains are not yet developed enough to drive. "Your teen may begin to look like a young adult, but remember: It's your teen's brain that's behind the wheel. And that brain still has some growing up to do. A young brain can put a teen driver at a higher risk than an adult. Knowing that is the first step in helping your teen learn to drive smarter." Says http://www.nationwide.com/teen-brain-development.jsp

2 points

According to Washington Times, there have been riots against Native American mascots and in particular the “chief wahoo” which is the Cleveland Indians mascot. Protesters, mainly Native Americans were chanting,"We are people, not your mascots." Philip Yenyo, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, said that “When you start to explain to people how it affects us as a people and it puts us in a category with animals, they begin to see our side. “This imagery, most sports teams are named after animals and they put us in that same category. We’re human beings. We’re still a living culture and we still exist.” Therefore, Native Americans do not like themselves being referred to as mascots.

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On debate.org this girl said when she went to an away game this one person from her high school made fun of the team's mascot by dressing up as a native American and bring a bow and jumping up and down and making their calls. She said that the guy was being very racist.

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(Add on) In this country we live by the principle of innocent until proven guilty. Those who want to raise the driving age have labeled teens quilt before they've` gotten in an accident or before they've even stepped into a car also says Alex Koroknay-palicz from the national Youth Rights association.

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Just because it has a large population of Native Americans doesn't mean that all of the tribes or ANY of the tribes are against Redskins. This is merely a inference.

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Another reason is that they are racist and people will protest over them. If they end up banning the mascot, some people will protest. If they don't, other people will protest. People protest either way. My thinking is we try making this a law slowly and progress. Like in one of my other posts it stated that Wisconsin made a rule like this and over 2000 high schools and colleges.

3 points

Although there are many other ways that these children can be lost, this is one of the most prominent categories where they are lost. There were almost 292,000 young lives lost in 2011 from car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, the accidents that result in death for American teenagers accounts for ⅓ of the deaths in that age group, according to Drivesafety.net. That is way too many. How long can we let this go on?

2 points

I see what your saying but I disagree. Between 1995 to 2004- 30, 917 had accidents involving with 15-17 year olds driving, according to the article of "Should the driving age be raised to 18?" 18 year olds are obviously older, and they are more matured for the things that they should or shouldn't do. It also states, once you get older you have more responsibility.

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I think that Wikipedia is not the best source for information. Other than that though there will always people against Indian mascots ALWAYS! Another example is the Washington Redskins are always going to have haters and there is no stopping that. The real thing that we should be worried about is if it affecting those ethnic groups. I don't see any information or facts that say they were against it in this scenario.

20khalfmann Clarified
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I agree with you because by raising the driving age teens brains have more time to develop. "Your teen may begin to look like a young adult, but remember: It's your teen's brain that's behind the wheel. And that brain still has some growing up to do. A young brain can put a teen driver at a higher risk than an adult. Knowing that is the first step in helping your teen learn to drive smarter." Says http://www.nationwide.com/teen-brain-development.jsp

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Another reason why not to raise the driving age is because, it really isn't doing anything. I believe this because most young age car accidents happen because of inexperience not age. Really the only thing raising the age is really doing is belaying the time of there death if they were to get into a car accidents.

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This is a story I found, on Dec. 29, 2005, four teenage boys from Chicago went out for a late-night drive and had a terrible accident. The car spun out of control and struck several objects, including a giant light pole. Two of the boys—a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old—were killed. The driver of the car was just 16.

20mschupp(9) Clarified
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I think controversial mascots should be banned because more states are starting to do it. "Wisconsin is the first state to pass a law like this. They started by banning certain logos and nicknames." States the article "Mind Your Own Mascot." Also "Over 2000 high schools and colleges have stopped using Native American mascots and symbols because they feel they are racist.” Says "Mind Your Own Mascot." This is a good start to getting rid of controversial mascots.

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But lets say the parent has no spouse, then there is a problem with driving the kid everywhere. The parent needs to work in order for their life, and the child's life to be is good as possible. Now, that does not mean the mother could not be worried, but if the mother was that concerned, she would not let her child drive.

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The age doesn't matter if your neighbor robs a bank, should you go to jail? No. If your classmate gets in an accident, should your driver's license be taken away? Of course not. Neither situation is fair. Raising the driving age will punish all young drivers for the mistakes of a few of their peers. They believe that just because of your birth date, you are dangerous and must be punished by having your ability to drive taken from you.

1 point

I also disagree with Max because there is an old saying that "If your friend jumped off a bridge would you jump to" and the answer is usually no. This is like your example because you provide no evidence but you just say other states are doing it so let's copy them, with no real evidence to do so.

20mschupp(9) Clarified
2 points

I disagree with this statement because if kids think mascots are honorable they will cheer for them. If they do that, they will be racist without even knowing. Really it's not honor it's just being racist. Also we don't want people or children to feel bad about themselves if they are accidentally racist.


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