Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Edinburgh IV, Edingburgh, Scotland, February 2013

Edinburgh IV, Edingburgh, Scotland, February 16
  1. R1: THW withdraw all state benefits including healthcare from the voluntarily unemployed
  2. R2: THBT Student Unions should not take an explicit policy on abortion
  3. R3: THB that independent states in the developing world should be allowed to unilaterally opt to become overseas territories of their former colonial powers.
  4. R4: THW ban all individuals who have advocated or used violence in order to further a political cause in a liberal democratic state, from standing for future elections
  5. Final: Context (roughly): During WWI, Wilfred Owen was serving as a British sniper on the frontlines. While on duty his focus falls upon a German soldier showering in the German frontline trench. The German is naked, unarmed and poses no immediate threat to anyone on the British lines but is a legal target. Motion: THW Not Shoot the Naked Soldier

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