Monday, April 28, 2014

World Schools Debate Academy June-July 2014 Motions

http://debateacademy.net/Debate_Academy/WSDA_Slovenia.html

PREPARED MOTIONS FOR THE TOURNAMENT
  • Round One: THBT the West should actively include Iran in the resolution of the Syrian conflict.
  • Round Two: TH regrets that Brazil is the host of the football World Cup 2014. 
  • Round Three: THBT governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles. 
  • Final Round: This house believes that governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth.

PRACTICE DEBATE MOTIONS - will come from this list
  • THW give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test.
  • TH regrets that Western Media demonized Islamist Terrorists rather than portraying them as criminals with legitimate grievances.
  • THW ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting.
  • THBT online matchmaking is a better system than traditional dating. 
  • THW allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit 
  • THBT USA should drop all charges against Edward Snowden 
  • THBT in instances where peaceful protests are met with a disproportionately violent state response, protesters should respond violently. 
  • THBT a world without organized religion would be a better world. 
  • This house regrets the rise of anti-hero in media. 
  • This house believes that secular governments should actively censor those sections of religious texts that either constitute hate speech or propagate negative attitudes to other religious/ethnic groups. 
  • THW criminalize the public denial of evolution. 
  • THW abolish educational track systems in schools. 
  • THBT life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill. 
  • THW Prohibit Religious Organisations from Speaking out against Homosexuality.
  • THBT states should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture.
  • THBT that developing countries should support commercial surrogacy. 
  • This house will make parents legally responsible for their children’s crimes. 
  • THBT crime against animals that are members of an endagered species should be sentenced as if the animal were human. 
  • THBT digital communication is more important to humanity than face-to-face contact. 
  • This house would make wearing fur illegal. 
  • THBT foster children should be placed into families with similar backgrounds (race, religion, etc)
  • THBT politicians should not have public profiles on twitter and other social networking sites.
  • THW eliminate any legal or ethical limitations from the field of genetic research on improving the human body. 
  • THW give primates (e.g. monkeys) and cetaceans (e.g. dolphins) the same rights to life, freedom from physical harm, and freedom of movement as humans 
  • THW allow legislation through voter initiated referenda.
  • THBT developing countries should nationalise companies that extract their national resources
  • THBT Iran should not have been excluded from current Geneva negotiations about peace in Syria. 
  • This House would include Iran in negotiations for peace in Siria. 
  • TH regrets that Brazil is the host of the football World Cup 2014 
  • TH supports media censorship during times of political crisis 
  • THBT developing countries should nationalise companies that extract their national resources

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