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Date Tournament Round Motion
2019-03-03 Empire Debates 2019 2 THW establish a content rating system (e.g. the MPAA rating system for movies) for children’s and Young Adult literature - Round 2
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 1 TH, as a hopeful for the Democratic presidential nomination, would not endorse Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 3 THBT Muslim states in Asia (including but not limited to Malaysia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, etc) should participate in currency, finance, and resource unions with Arab states rather than regional powerhouses (e.g. China, India, Russia).
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 4 Assuming a world where superheroes exist, TH, as the United Nations, would regulate their engagement in conflicts
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 5 THBT in times of crisis that threaten the existence of a community (e.g., famine, war, plague, natural disaster, etc), capable individuals from the community have a moral obligation to dedicate their time directly towards ending the crisis instead of pursuing nonessential activities (e.g., playing sports, making non-propagandist/apolitical art, going on vacation to the beach, pursuing education irrelevant to the crisis, etc.
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 Novice_Final THW reallocate public school funding to create a voucher program for the poorest 10% of American households
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 Open_Semis THBT the United States and its allies should abandon the use of gay rights diplomacy in developing nations.
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 Open_Final THR the concept of martyrdom
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 1 THR the choice by gun control activists to focus on mass shootings as the primary consequence of gun violence
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 2 THP the English Rule to the American Rule* *Info Slide: The English Rule requires that the loser in a lawsuit pays the winner's legal fees, and is observed by nearly every Western democracy. In the United States, however, the both sides pay their own attorney fees unless otherwise specified by the judge (this is rare).
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 3 THBT political parties should actively prohibit candidates with radically different beliefs from running under the party name
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 4 TH, as a major news agency, would only publish positive reviews of minority-focused media (Queer Eye, Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name)
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 5 THR the prominence of religious rehabilitation programs in prisons
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates Novice_Final THBT all national economic policy (taxation, monetary policy, tariffs, etc) should be set by an appointed panel of economists rather than by elected officials
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates Open_Semis TH, as an emerging economy, prefers supporting domestically-based banks to the exclusion of multinational financial institutions (for example, providing support to Banco de Mexico and the businesses and individuals who use BdeM in Mexico, but not those who bank at HSBC Mexico).
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates Open_Final THP a conception of human rights which derives its authority from a divine being rather than a secular source.
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 1 THW abolish K-12 private schools
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 2 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the rise of commercial products and services aimed at helping women protect themselves from sexual assault and harassment (e.g. nail polish that changes colour around date rape drugs, anti-rape underwear, "killer tampon", Pink Cabs)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 3 THBT Mexico should pull out of NAFTA
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 4 TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. wearing yarmulkes, hijabs or other articles of faith, etc.)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 5 In places with significantly high waiting times for finding appropriate donors, THW legalize the private sale of organs
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Novice_Final THW withdraw all military aid to Israel
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Semis THBT Western countries should cease all direct military intervention in Yemen
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Final THP a world in which all people actively believed in determinism as opposed to a world in which they believed in free will