Motion RankingMost copied motions in the last 2 manths
Cambridge IV,2017,EFL GF
THR the use of the term “moderate Muslim” by Muslims to identify themselves
Copied : 26
THW allow companies to offer cryonics services to the general public in all scenarioCryonics refers to the low-tempreture preservation of people, with the hope that restoration to full health may be possible in the distant future (Not to be confused with “cryogenics” which means study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.)
Copied : 6
THW make developmental aid to developing countries contingent on whether they follow an environmentally friendly agenda
THR the rise of social media as a primary source of news distribution
THW prohibit parents from indoctirinating religious belief to children
THBT developed countries should require their multinational corporations to hire a significant portion of their labor from the region where they operate
THBT political comedians does more harm than good for democracy
THBT election campaigns should be fully financed by the state
THW make the weight of votes proportionate to a person’s expected remaining lifespan
THW, as a rich donor sympathetic to environmental causes, choose to donate to eco-terrorists as opposed to climate change advocacy organizationsEco-terrorism refers to acts of violence committed in support of ecological or environmental causes, against persons or property of polluters or those who support them.
THR the global youth’s prioritisation of improving their resume at all costs
THW shorten the patents of green technologies by large corporations
THBT all trials should be incorporeal trialsAn “Incorporeal trial” is a regular criminal/civil trial that abolishes physical hearings. The judge and/or jury will still preside over the case with documents and evidence submitted for the purpose of adjudication and sentencing. However, the lawyers, plaintiff and defendant are not physically present. Cross examination will be conducted via written text or voice recordings, and submitted as such.
THBT companies in the gig economy (Uber, Grab, Gojek, Pathao etc.) should be required to provide contractors who work as long as full-time employees with the same benefits as full-time employees
THW not allow individuals from developing countries to volunteer for experimental drug tests
THW allocate a significant proportion of non-dividend shares in a company to associations or unions formed by the consumers of the company
Debate no Susume,2019,SF
TH prefers an isolationist AmericaIsolationism is a category of foreign policies institutionalised by leaders who assert that their nations’ best interests are best served by keeping the affairs of other countries at a distance.
THBT professional gaming teams should not hire players who have made sexist remarks
THW focus on adapting to climate change rather than attempting to slow it down or reverse itThere are three broad strategies to deal with climate change: 1) to mitigate it, by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from factories and reducing the use of fossil fuels, 2) to reverse it, by capturing carbon dioxide through planting trees and developing new technologies, and 3) to adapt to it, by building walls around low-lying islands, genetically engineering crops to survive in higher temperatures, accepting climate refugees, financially supporting affected communities to adapt to climatic extremities etc.
BP Novice West,2017,SF
THW require university graduates to move to economically deprived areas for a substantial period of time after graduation
THW allow children to choose to be adopted into a new family without the consent of their current parents
THW teach children to question and undermine authority
THR the Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
BP Novice East,2018,2
This house regrets the China-Vatican deal on the appointment of Chinese bishopsBefore this agreement below. Chinese Catholics were split between a faction that registered with the State-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA), and an underground Catholic community that swore loyalty only to the Pope. The CPA had appointed Chinese bishops in the past, who were excommunicated by the Vatican church. The new deal makes the Vatican recognize China's system of nominating its own bishops, but gives the Pope veto powers over new nominations.
THW ban research that seeks to attribute the causes of climate change to non-human sources
THBT the U.S. should ban the private ownership of all guns
THBT the environmental activists should never use violence as a strategy to forward their cause.
Debate no Susume,2019,QF
THS effective altruismEffective altruism is a philosophy and a social movement which holds that actively helping others is of central moral importance, and approaches the choice of possible strategies in a rational and scientific way. An effective altruist follows a utilitarian metric in their charitable endeavours. For example an effective altruist would not give money to beggars but instead donate to UNICEF or a local NGO
Debate no Susume,2019,SF
THS the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic LawBangsamoro is a region in the Philippines that is predominantly Muslim that has aspired independence from the Philippines. The people who reside in this region are referred to as the people of Moro and they are compromised of 14 different ethnic groups. The Bangsamoro Organic Law provides the following.・80-member diverse parliament.・Judiciary system that gives Shari’ah courts jurisdiction over cases exclusively involving Muslims in the region. Allows Tribal laws to still apply to disputes of indigenous peoples within the region.・Fiscal autonomy and special development fund. Five percent of the net national internal revenue will be automatically allocated. This law provides the establishment of an autonomous political entity. it allows the region to have it’s own government having access to it’s own budgeting, economic zones, social services and a justice system.
THBT the Social Credit System is in the interest of Chinese citizensThe Social Credit System is a national reputation system built by the Chinese government aiming to be fully implemented by 2020. The system scores people based on their personal behavior such as failing to pay debts, bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, overspending and posting fake news online. Based on this score, people are prioritized or otherwise banned in activities such as the purchase of flight tickets, loans, application to jobs, schools, visas or speed internet access.
THW legalize organ transplant for profit
THR the narrative that going to a prestigious university is a prerequisite for success
THBT governments should not provide preferential treatment to local firms when allocating investment incentives
Debate no Susume,2019,SF
THBT Tibet should relinquish its claims to independence in return for semi-autonomous status with China
THBT the IMF should not bail out PakistanPakistan is seeking its 13th bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deal with a current account deficit that threatens to trigger a debt crisis. The IMF is demanding that Pakistan enact structural reforms(Structural Adjustment Policies). These recommended policies aim to reduce fiscal imbalance, and reduce spending. Spending has boosted growth but blown out the government budget. As of now, the bailout talk between the two parties has been extended since they failed to agree on the terms of a bailout. Meanwhile, Pakistan already has taken out billions of dollars in loans from China in recent years to finance a collection big infrastructure projects called China-Pakistan-EconomicCorridors(CPEC).
THW legalize performance enhancing drugs in professional sports
THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit
THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, national resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance
THBT media should not broadcast private life of politicians