Wednesday, August 26, 2015

North America Debate Academy 2015 Practice & Exercise Motions

All previously used motions, many of them classics.

1. THBT all municipalities should not be allowed to export their garbage.
2. THBT schools should avoid instilling a sense of patriotism.
3. This house believes both parents should be required to attend parenting classes before and after having a child.
4. THBT Planet Earth should not seek to contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence in the near future.
5. THBT we should not watch ISIS execution videos.
6. TH regrets the characterization of soldiers as heroes.
7. THBT we should grant overweight people the same protections from discrimination and hate speech as other vulnerable groups.
8. THW guarantee the amnesty of retired dictators
9. THB that the state should tax the graduates to cover the costs of their education
10. THB that parents have the right to choose the sex of their children
11. This House would ban international adoption
12. This house would legalize consensual cannibalism

13. THW make failure to render reasonable assistance to a person in distress a criminal offence
14. TTHW allow insurance companies to consider the results of genetic tests in assessing potential customers
15. This house would allow soldiers to opt out of individual conflict for personal reasons
16. THW grant citizenship to illegal immigrants who report on work-place exploitation. 

17. THW allow political parties to designate certain pre-election claims as binding promises, the breaking of which would trigger immediate fresh elections.
18. This House has more to fear than welcome about human genetic engineering. 

19. This house has an unhealthy obsession with sport. 

20. This house would support global nuclear disarmament
21. This House Would Prohibit Women Over The Age Of 45 Years From Undergoing Assisted Human Reproduction

22. This House believes that every criminal defendant should be required to use a government provided defense lawyer.
23. This house would financially incentivize both inter-faith and inter-ethnic marriages.
24. THB that the media should show the full horror of war
25. THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses) to give all 18-year-olds a 'Rumspringa' [Amish tradition of sending off 18-y. -olds to live in outside world for 1 year, after which they may chose to return or not]

26. THBT the US should match its military aid to Israel with an equal amount of humanitarian aid to Fatah.
27. THW pursue a policy of constructive engagement with rouge states.

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