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Date Tournament Round Motion
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 1 TH, as Catholics, would oppose the canonisation of Mother Theresa.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 2 TH believes that the US Government should provide significant campaign funding for congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics*. *Scores derived from instances of voting with the other party, co-sponsoring bills, etc., calculated by independent bodies.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 3 TH believes that the life in the cartel is a better life for Tony Montana than a life of following the law.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 4 TH believes that the state’s general economic approach should be to promote policies which seek to maximise net economic gain*, even when it comes at the expense of structural unemployment. * For example free trade agreements and the automation of labour.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 5 TH believes that Japan should depict the act of Inseki-Jisatsu as cowardly.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 6 TH believes that liberal states should provide legal and financial aid to citizens who wish to permanently emigrate from them.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Semis TH believes that it is within the interest of Tibetans to assimilate with China.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Final TH would allow the “Cultural Defence” in all criminal proceedings.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 1 THW ban the circumcision of males under the age of 18.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 2 THBT Germany should grant asylum to Edward Snowden.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 3 THBT the jury in all medical malpractice trials should consist solely of medical professionals.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 4 TH supports the creation of a new country, open to all where the only functions of the government are to provide security and to protect property rights.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 5 TH Supports the actions of the Gulabi Gang. (Infoslide: The Gulabi Gang “the Pink gang” are a collection of women in North India that wear pink saris and engage in violent, non-lethal acts of vigilantism. They target men who they have reason to believe have gone unpunished for acts of violence against women.)
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 6 TH, upon discovering irrefutable proof that God does NOT exist, would use a fail safe system to destroy the proof and hide it from any human’s knowledge.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open Open_Semis THBT the discovery of a means of stopping the aging process would be a bad thing for society. (Clarifying information: For this debate ‘stopping the aging process’ means that bodies would stop aging after the age of 35; it does NOT mean that people would stop dying of things unrelated to the process of aging).
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open Open_Final TH, as the Israeli Debating League, would refuse to accept a debating society from Ariel as a member. (Clarifying information: Ariel is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.)
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 1 This house, as Germany, would immediately cease all reparations to the State of Israel
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 2 THW incentivize employers to hire non-college graduates
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 3 THBT decisions on the legalisation, banning, or limiting of substances, including, but not limited to narcotics, tobacco & alcohol should be left to panels of experts rather than to elected representatives
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 4 THW require any journalist working for a print,TV or radio news organization to have a government.-issued license
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 5 THW force anyone suspected of being a 'stolen child' [under the Argentinian military junta 1976-1983] to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children and then make the results public
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 6 THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehova'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]
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open Open_Semis THBT all Government Policy Should Follow the Strict Logic of Maximizing Total Happiness
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open Open_Final THBT the State of Israel should immediately and publicly end all attempts to capture or kill Nazi war criminals
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 1 THW ban the payment of ransoms
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 2 THW force elected politicians and their families to use only public health and education services
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 3 THW mandate the use of condoms in porn
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 4 THW prosecute violent fouls in sports as criminal assault
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 5 Actually, THW rather see one innocent man go to jail than a 100 guilty men walk free
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 6 THBT natural resources should belong to the world and not to any individual country
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open Open_Semis THBT a universal minimum standard of education is a prerequisite for democracy
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open Open_Final THBT consent is not a source of moral legitimacy