Motions

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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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THW take the blue pill (in reference to the Matrix)
THW target chemical weapons in bombing Syria
THW tax successful artists to fund the development of new artists
THW teach techniques for pure sexual gratification in sex education lessons
THW tie development aid to investment in green technology
THW treat cyber attacks as acts of war
THW unilaterally destroy its nuclear weapons
THW use carbon capture and storage to curb carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels
Daniël Schut
THW use only private military companies for peace keeping operations
THW use schools to instil moral values/patriotism
THW Vote for Mitt Romney to be the Next President of the United States of America
THW withdraw US troops from Okinawa
THW, in countries where the death penalty is in use, not allow anyone to watch the execution
TTHW prohibit the sale of children’s toys as part of fast food meals
Universities should make all academic work they produce, including scholarly articles, course handbooks and recorded lectures, available to the general public.
When paying teachers, THW take into account their students' academic performance