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SAMPLE MOTIONS

 

BEGINNER MOTIONS (Introduction to Debate)

  • This House Believes That Santa's elves should revolt

  • This House Would ban beauty pageants

  • This House Would allow people to buy or sell their vote

  • This House Regrets the norm of happy endings in children's entertainment 

  • This House Would ban homework 

  • This House Believes That all kids should go outside for recess

  • This House Would group students by ability rather than age

INTERMEDIATE MOTIONS

  • This House Would make individuals liable for posting or forwarding inaccurate information on social media 

  • This House Supports the development and use of advanced artificial intelligence 

  • This House Would use taxation to eliminate billionaires 

  • This House Would require broadcasters to devote equal time and prominence to coverage of female
    and male professional sports 

  • This House Would make parents legally responsible for their children’s crimes 

  • This House Would replace all punishments in school with community service 

ADVANCED MOTIONS

  • This House Would require companies to follow labour standards of the country their headquarters is located in rather than where their factories operate 

  • This House Would make all employee salaries public knowledge 

  • This House Would ban all political donations by corporations

  • This House Would televise criminal trials

  • This House Believes That radical change is always preferable to incremental change 

  • This House Would require a national referendum before deploying the military in a foreign conflict 

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