Tournament Motions

This House would ban for-profit universities.

This House would allow wildlife park officials to sell parts of animals who have dies natural deaths.

This House believes that the parents of morbidly obese children should be charged with child abuse.

This House would reduce prison sentences in exchange for convicts gaining educational qualifications.

This House would allow people to sell their votes.

This House would require independent professional accreditation of all individuals who receive compensation for providing political commentary in the media.

This House would grant dolphins, porpoises, and whales rights equivalent to those of human children.

This House would ban the creation of artificial life.

This House would make all middle schools and high schools single gender.

This House believes that US and its NATO allies should significantly reduce their presence in Afghanistan.

This House believes that Medicaid should cover all legal abortions.

This House believes in the right to self-determination.

This House believes that that the Nobel Peace Prize should only be awarded posthumously.

This House believes that legal aliens should have an unqualified right to vote.

This House believes that all punitive damages in private lawsuits should be paid to the government.

This House believes that the US should impose sanctions on Israel if they do not withdrawal all settlements from the West Bank.

This House supports races to the bottom.

This House would classify crimes motivated by a victim’s homeless status as “hate crimes.”

This House believes that undocumented immigrants should be eligible for financial aid for higher education.

This House believes that the United Nations should protect the Arctic.

This House would increase its support of military efforts on Afghanistan.

This House believes that the International Criminal Court should prosecute war crimes in Gaza.

This House would exchange personal privacy for counter-terrorism monitoring.

This House believes that President Barack Obama should not have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yale University Press should permit the publication of cartoons of Muhammad in its books.

This House supports the compassionate release of the Lockerbie bomber.

This House opposes net neutrality.

This House supports significantly increasing the international regulation of financial industry executive compensation.

This House opposes the use of private security contractors in war zones.

International tribunals should exclusively prosecute enemy combatants.

Voting rights in international financial organizations should not be based on monetary contributions.

The Organization of American States should take action in opposition to the Honduran coup.

This House would require people to work in return for welfare payments.

This House believes that sporting bodies should penalise teams when their players commit criminal acts off the field.

This House would use military force where necessary to deliver emergency aid.

This House would make fines relative to wealth.

This House would ban the physical punishment of children by parents.

This House believes developed countries should not accept skilled migrants from developing countries.

This House would pay morbidly obese people to lose weight.

This House would require all schools to teach safe sex to children from age 10 regardless of parental consent

This House believes the European Union should declare that energy security is a legitimate reason for military action

This House would allow soldiers to opt out of individual conflict for personal reasons

This House would ban the broadcast of recordings produced by terrorists

This House would abolish income tax

This House would ban Nazi and Soviet symbols

This House would distribute development aid through religious organizations rather than the state.

This House believes that the state should not fund any fertility treatments.

This House would withdraw the right to veto the accession of new members to EU.

This House would forcibly settle the Roma.

This House would grant the state the exclusive right to make decisions on behalf of the mentally ill.

This House believes that the state should publish deliberate mistruths during times of war.

This House would make the post-mortem donation of organs compulsory without exception.

This House would support the right of Chechnya to secede.

This House believes that popular referenda should not be used to ratify the EU constitution.

This House would prosecute the perpetrators of domestic violence without the consent of the victim.

This House would grant immunity from prosecution to dictators who step down.

This House believes that the state should assist healthy people commit suicide.

This House would remove the Arms Embargo on China.

This House would make failure to render reasonable assistance to a person in distress a criminal offence.

This House would condemn companies that seek to avoid first world regulations on human drug testing by conducting their trials in the developing world.

This House would withdraw from the Ottawa convention banning the sale of landmines.

This House would allow the use of racial profiling by police forces.

That This House would compel priests to divulge the details of confessionals in criminal trials.

That This House supports bailing out failing financial icons.

That This House believes that Iraq has the right to freely prosecute all foreign soldiers for serious crimes committed in their nation.

That This House believes that governments should provide a rebate for preventative health care measures.

That This House believes that EU member states should allow for domestic referendums on all constitutional changes to the EU.

That This House would grant the mentally ill and their families the right to refuse medical treatment.

That This House believes the West should force South Africa to oust Mugabe.

That This House would allow Bosnia to break up.

That This House would allow potential parents to pay women to carry unwanted children to term.

This House believes in a constitutional right to a minimum standard of living.

This House supports a ban on the use of runway models below a healthy BMI.

This House would legalize insider trading.

This House would let dying languages die.

This House believes that NATO should have a seat at negotiations with the Taliban, should they occur.

This House would impose a total publication ban on news of high-profile kidnappings.

This House would regret the indictment of Omar al-Bashir.

This House believes the gay community should out gay celebrities.

This House believes the military should overthrow governments which have lost popular legitimacy.

This House would criminalise individuals and organisations who do not recycle.

This House would abolish all forms of affirmative action.

This House would allow parents to cast proxy votes on behalf of their children.

This House believes the Palestinians should give up the Right of Return/

This House would make insulting religion a crime.

This House believes freer markets, rather than more government intervention, are the solution to the current economic crisis.

This House believes Israeli policy is the major obstacle to peace in the Middle East.

This House believes that global security demands a McCain victory.

This House regrets the demise of the Progressive Democrats.

This House would ban the eating of meat.

This House would ban recreational air travel.

This House would refuse to fund the arts.

This House would end all private political donations.

This House believes in retributive justice.

This House would introduce compulsory community service.

This House believes earning a licence should be necessary to vote.

This House would fund science at all costs.

This House would jail parents for the crimes of their children.

This House would no longer pick up the tab for those living unhealthy lives.

This House believes the time to fund RTE is at an end.

This House would join a European Army.

This House believes the Celtic Tiger took away more than it ever gave.

This House would allow native groups to perform ceremonies in which participants may be harmed.

This House would abandon all laws restricting cruelty to animals.

This House would impose a moratorium on home foreclosures.

This House would use disaster relief as a tool of diplomacy.

This House believes that following orders is an acceptable defense for war crimes.

This House would pay a salary to stay-at-home parents.

This House would prohibit in vitro fertilization clinics from creating savior siblings.

This House would prioritize people who have lived a healthy lifestyle when allocating organs.

This House would hold parents criminally responsible for crimes committed by their minor children.

This House would refuse to extradite criminals to countries with the death penalty.

This House supports restrictions on executive pay.

This House would extend NATO membership to Ukraine.

This House would legalize opium-poppy cultivation in Afghanistan.

This House would use public shaming in criminal punishments.

This House supports a doctrine of preemptive war.

This House would not prosecute battered wives for killing their husbands.

This House would negotiate with Al-Quaeda.

This House would nationalise all banks.

This House would make politicians work in health, defense, education or emergency services to qualify for office.

This House would make entry into university based on a lottery after passing a basic high school exam.

This House would sell right to sue.

This House would give money to African countries not to take money off China.

This House would make the number of votes a person can cast in an election inversely proportional to their wealth.

This House would make smokers pay for their own medical expenses.

This House would not allow children to compete in professional sports.

This House would deny the right to strike.

This House would execute war criminals.

This House would allow mothers in prison to be accompanied by their babies.

This House would introduce a minimum price restriction for the sale of all alcoholic beverages.

This House would legalise incest between consenting siblings of the age of majority.

This House loves the smell of napalm in the morning.

This House would force pharmaceurtical companies to give full disclosure of clincial trials.

This House believes the government should never fund IVF treatment.

This House would refuse to recognise an independent Kosovo.

This House would restrict access to pro-anorexia websites.

This House would use GM technology to feed Africa.

This House would stop doctors from opting out of procedures on ethical grounds.

This House would support Turkish military action in Kurdistan.

This House would not give the contraceptive pill to people under 18.

This House would give to every citizen an equal share of revenue raised from the sale of public/national assets.

This House would hand Kosovo back to Serbia.

This House would force supermarkets to give more money to farmers.

This House supports state sterilization of those in institutions for mentally ill.

This House would introduce compulsory organ donation without exception.

This House believes in the three states solution for Iraq.

The United States should establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for illegal activities by the Bush Administration.

This House supports the establishment of genetic databases for those arrested for crimes.

Democracies should require voting in elections.

NATO should not send troops beyond the borders of its member nations.

This House opposes the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

This House would negotiate with the Taliban.

The United Nations should restrict the right of veto in the Security Council.

The United States should not close the Guantanamo detention camp.

This House supports searches of genetic relations of criminal suspects.

Governments should expunge criminal databases for those not convicted of crimes.

This House would clone the wooly mammoth.

This House would clone Neanderthals.

This House believes that the Bolivarian Revolution has failed.

This House would give the Kurds a homeland/

This House believes that civil disobedience is an integral part of a peaceful society/

This House believes that the state should only provide education in the medium of the first language.

This House would pursue a policy of constructive engagement with rogue states

This House would allow the use of torture.

This House believes that Taiwan should declare independence now

This House would not allow local government to pay for the relocation of homeless people.

This House believes that the European Union should only direct aid to nations that pursue environmentally sustainable development.

This House believes that every criminal defendant should be required to use a government provided defense lawyer.

This House would subject foreign political contributions to greater restrictions than domestic contributions.

This House would assassinate Vladimir Putin.

This House believes that governments should never rescue failing private industry.

This House would deny scarce medical resources to terminally ill patients.

Faith-based organizations should not deliver government social services.

This House supports a European missile shield.

This House would substantially increase corporate bailouts.

This House would fence the US border.

This House would provide celebrities with the means to protect their privacy.

This House supports self determination for indigenous people.

This House believes the Roman Catholic Church should not play a role in political diplomacy.

This House would repeal sanctions on Cuba.

This House would weigh votes according to the voter’s level of education.

This House would support reparations for past transgressions.

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