The debate "People should not be required to gain government permission to leave a country" was started by
December 2, 2015, 9:08 pm.
15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side.
People are starting to choose their side.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
scotthansonMC posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, Alex posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
scotthansonMC, jellybeanie, debaterjr, Skeetc15, DannyknowsItAll, AlenaMaisel, barman and 8 visitors agree.
PsychDave, Alex, omgflyingbannas, enro and 4 visitors disagree.
I agree with Dave on this one. you don't want a crimminal leaving the country and not coming back. but you don't want a goverment restricting everyone either. you need a good reason for keeping someone in, and the reason should be based on logic and common sence.
I would say that it depends on which country and why they restrict the person from leaving. Most countries prevent people from leaving if they are awaiting trial for a crime, so that seems like a very reasonable cause to refuse to allow them to leave. Some countries refuse to allow pretty much anyone to leave, which is unreasonable. I think forcing people to ask permission is reasonable, but they should not be refused unless there is a good reason.
Yes, it is okay to maintain control over the borders. But there are some countries that restrict people from entering and leaving. Do you believe these countries should change their policies?
Travel between countries can result in smuggling, whether intentional or not. This can introduce invasive species of plants and animals. I don't feel that people should be sealed within the borders, but controlling the borders is important.
If you disagree, i would love to know why