The King’s College London IV 2011 was held on December 3. Here are the motions from the tournament, and if you would like to visit the Facebook page, folow this link.
Round 1: THBT High Schools should not award the titles Prom King and Prom Queen at the Senior Prom
Round 2: THW Make Substantial Military Service a Condition for Running for the Presidency of the United States
Round 3: THBT Facebook, Google, and Yahoo should take active steps to prevent the formation of “filter bubbles”
Round 4: THW allow individuals to legally occupy any building that has been unused for more than 6 months
Semi: THBT the Japanese Government should allow its citizens to form leagues of masked vigilantes to fight the Yakuza
Final: THBT Courts in Emerging Democracies should break up persistently dominant political parties
Debate motions from the Cambridge IV debate tournament held in 2011
Round 1: This house would allow family members to forcibly commit proven alcoholics and drug addicts to rehabilitation clinics.
Round 2: This house believes that all research organizations should institute codes of conduct that forbid the creation of Strong AI.
Round 3: This house would provide financial assistance to inner city neighborhoods to prevent gentrification
Round 4: This house believes that China should make extracting a full apology for Japan’s War Crimes a top strategic priority
Round 5: This house believes that feminists should not campaign against polygamy in poor countries.
Open QF: This house believes that the use of conscripted soldiers should be a war crime.
ESL SF: This house would take the children of the Amish into care
Open SF: This house regrets the rise of a distinct African American Culture
ESL Final: This house believes that it is morally legitimate for Occupy Movement to use violence to undermine capitalist institutions
Open Final: This house would break up Google’s Search monopoly.
R1: THBT Google, YouTube, & social media websites should remove content which it deems to insult religions
R2: THB the ANC should nationalize all mines
R3: THBT Western governments should buy the freedom of slaves
R4: THBT the Greek military should suspend democratic government until economic recovery
R5: THBT companies should not take public stance in gay right issues
Quarter: THBT Emily’s list should fund pro-choice male candidates
ESL Semi: THB governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
Semi: THBT States should forcibly reverse the transmigration policies of their former dictators
ESL Final: THW give extra votes to youths over the age of 18
Final: THB in the right to bear arms