Motions

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Suggest your own motion to share with the debating community.

Neil Harvey-Smith simply defines motions as “the topic for debate, worded “This House…”” (p.186) Essentially this house is the group that is proposing an action and that proposed action is the statement that follows.

In this page you will find hundreds of motions, many of them suggested by users, and some from tournaments that you may use as you wish. The intention of this list to give you ideas for possible debate motions so we have also included motions from the Debatabase. Where the proposer of the motion is known this also shows.

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This House would ban boxing.
This House would ban child performers
Jordan Webber
This House would ban cigarette advertisement from sport events
This house would ban corporate sponsorship of academic research
This house would ban cosmetic surgery
This House would ban countries with very harsh training methods from participating in international competitions
This House would ban faith schools.
This House would ban female genital mutilation.
This House would ban foreign aid from Uganda until it repeals its harsh anti-homosexuality laws
This House Would Ban Fraternities
This House would ban gambling
This House would ban gold mining
This House would ban government employees from joining extremist political parties
Rose Grogan
This House would ban handguns in Washington D.C.
Zal Shukla
This House would ban having more than two children
This House would ban homework
This House Would Ban Human Cloning.
Monika Sobocan
Rob Weeks
This House would ban junk food from schools.
This House Would ban mannequins for Lingerie use
This House would ban music containing lyrics that glorify violent and criminal lifestyles
This House Would ban negative advertising in political campaigns
Alex Deane
This House would ban online gambling
This House would ban opinion polls in election campaigns
This House would ban partial birth abortions
James Laurenson
This house would ban private car ownership and would compel citizens to use the public eco friendly vehicles
This House would ban professional cheerleading
This House would ban religious schools
This House would ban religious symbols in public buildings
Lois Williams
This House would ban retired generals from government
This house would ban school students from having smartphones
This house Would Ban School Uniforms - Junior
Jordan Webber
This house would ban schools from promoting a religion
This House would ban sexist advertising
Ronna Liggett
This House would ban smacking
This house would ban smoking in public spaces
Jordan Webber
This house would ban smoking.
This house would ban solitary confinement as a means of punishment
This House would ban targeted online advertising on the basis of user profiles and demographics
John Engle
This House would ban teachers from interacting with students via social networking websites.
This House would ban the burqa
This House would ban the depiction of smoking in films
Robert Wright
This House would ban the development of genetically modified organisms
This House would ban the display of the Confederate flag on public property.
This House would ban the niqab
This House would ban the pardoning of those convicted of corruption
This house would ban the production and consumption of meat
This House would ban the promotion of diets
Nick Bibby
This House would ban the sale of 3D printers to households
Olivia Sundberg
This House would ban the sale of surveillance technology to non-democratic countries
John Engle
This House would ban the sale of violent video games/censor violent video games.