How do I explain about the United States debt in a classroom debate?
Question by hey: How do I explain about the United States debt in a classroom debate?
So my school is having a debate against maintaining a national DNA database. I estimated that it would cost us 4 billion dollars a year to maintain this database. The other student argued “a national DNA database is good in preventing crime, and plus our government has a debt of 14 trillion dollars. We can just add 4 billion dollars to the debt, that’s nothing.”
And then I was speechless… I didn’t know how to argue against that, even though I knew it was very wrong.
Answer by Shane
First off, they are just looking a Pros not the Cons. And 4 billion dollars is a lot of money. But its spending money like that that adds to the debt we already have.
And would you really want the Government having your DNA? Not every crime leaves DNA evidence. So how much crime would this help prevent? And is it worth 4 billion vs doing it the old fashion way
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