Debate Motions Archive
This house believes that governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth
This house would support military action against ISIS
This house would pay reparations to European Roma
This house would impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap
This house supports media censorship during times of political crisis
This house believes that corrupt democracy is better than dictatorship
This house believes that in instances where peaceful protests are met with a disproportionately violent state response, protesters should respond violently
This house would ban genetically modified foods
This house believes that counter-immigration measures are regrettable.
This house believes that outsourcing is bad for Bulgaria.
This house believes that Ahmed Mohamed’s scholarship to space camp is justified.
This house believes that refugees of war should only seek refuge from neighboring countries.
This house believes that the government should impose higher taxes on individuals with a higher carbon footprint.
This house believes that changing a Facebook photo is not an effective way to support a cause.
This house believes that soldiers sent on international missions should be atheists.
This house believes that the government should not cover health care costs of individuals who choose not to be vaccinated.
This house believes that entertainers should not pursue political careers.
This house believes that Star Wars is overrated.
This house believes that a citizen can stop paying taxes if they are not happy with the public services.
This house would deliberately forget certain events in history.
This house believes that smartphones are detrimental to social life.
This house as the USA would encourage hackers who are convicted felons to damage oppressive regimes.
This house considers fracking as a legitimate solution to national economic problems.
This house believes that young Bulgarians have the right to defend the Communist regime in Bulgaria.
This house would neglect international laws in favor of national benefits.
This house would sue Martin Shkreli for involuntary manslaughter.
This house would impose taxes on countries based on their waste.
This house believes that the cost of space exploration is justified.
This house believes that the government should provide resources and incentives for refugees to remain in Bulgaria instead of moving towards Western Europe.
This house believes that acts of violence are sometimes necessary to advance social movements.
This house believes that biotechnology is a justified means for achieving equality among humans.
This house would support efforts to fund the creation of self-driving cars.
This house believes that the police should have unrestricted access to the personal online data of everybody, including email, web history and private content on social media.
This house regrets the rise of the Shared economy (e.g. AirBNB, Uber, etc.)
This house believes that the Olympic Games should have a permanent competition site.
This house will demand international corporations operating in any developing country to uphold the same environmental standards required in their home country.
This house believes that votes of younger voters should have more weight in all national elections or referendums.
This house supports establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
This house believes that using waste-to-energy incinerators is the most responsible method of handling waste management.
This house supports the UK’s treatment of migrants.
This house believes that the Feminist Movement should be rebranded as Egalitarianism (an equal-rights-for-all movement).
This house regrets the rise of social media as a primary source of news distribution.
This house believes that Western nations should make development aid conditional on the protection of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) rights.
This house supports restrictions on free speech to combat the rise of right-wing populism.
This house supports two-party political systems over multi-party political systems.
THW require all news media organisations to select and publicly state a political affiliation.
THBT famous public figures should face harsher punishments for their crimes.
TH would tax disproportionately more TV shows and relocate the funds to theaters, operas and art exhibitions.
TH supports Tiger Parenting.
TH would provide government funding for space exploration to privately owned organizations.
TH regrets the Arab Spring
This house regrets the rise of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc.)
TH regrets YouTube's policy to not monetize 'advertiser-unfriendly' content
TH believes that major political decisions should be made by a public referendum rather than parliament.
TH regrets the rise of music that celebrates gaining material wealth.
This House would punish sports teams for the misbehavior of their fans (violence,offensive chants, offensive images).
THB the West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy.
THB in right to bear arms.
THBT young, educated people in Western countries should focus their charitable efforts (e.g., volunteering, donations, etc.) towards benefiting the disadvantaged in their own country, as opposed to in the developing world.
THW ban further development of Artificial Intelligence
THW stop directing European Investment Fund money to states that refuse to take a share of refugees proportional to their share of EU GDP.
THW not allow corporations to donate to political parties, campaigns, or candidates.
TH, as a formerly communist state*, would remove the monuments of the former regime.
* This is an actor motion. It is to be debated from the point of view of the actor - in this case the formerly communist state - and aims to determine whether adopting the motion would benefit the actor.
THBT governments should abandon the strategy of "decapitation"* in fighting terrorism.
* Decapitation in this context is defined as targetting the leaders of terrorist organizations.
TH supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity.
TH would criminalize the use of cryptocurrencies.
TH, as the European Union, would oppose China's Belt and Road Initiative.
TH would institute a universal basic income.
THBT in areas of socioeconomic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts.
THBT the primary aim of the criminal justice system should be rehabilitation, not retribution.
THW allow children to attend any primary school regardless of geographical proximity.
THW offer conditional cash transfers (CCTs) to low-income families to reward their children's school attendance.
THW ban private healthcare.
TH, as the United Kingdom, would hold a second referendum on leaving the European Union.
THBT teachers should not be permitted to contact students through social media platforms.
THBT the state should make efforts to reintroduce endangered species to habitats where they have been eliminated through poaching.
TH would introduce an Internet voting system in Bulgaria.
TH, as the Balkan States, would make a joint bid to host the Olympic Games.
"THBT truth and reconciliation commissions are a better response to past political violence than punishment.
THBT students in US high schools should be allowed to take classes in programming languages, such as Java or Python, to fulfill foreign language requirements*.
THW decriminalize the use of all recreational drugs.
*Recreational drugs include, but are not limited to: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and the like.
TH, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, would end the practice of giving separate acting Oscars to men and women.
THBT LGBT+ Pride campaigns should focus on direct protest rather than celebration.
THR the rise of surveillance capitalism.
*Surveillance capitalism can be loosely described as the act of collecting and processing personal and behavioral data as part of capitalism's core profit-making motive.
TH, as the U.S. Democratic party, would nominate a centrist as opposed to a left-wing candidate in 2020
THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures accountable.