2017-12-10

HWS Round Robin

Motions for HWS Round Robin

HWS Round Robin (2017)
Round 1:
This house supports the use of “eye in the sky” policing in urban areas with high crime rates.
Round 2:
This house supports democratic governments using social disgust as a grounds for restricting public speech or display.
Round 3:
This house regrets the shift in focus within the academic study of history from studying great figures and institutions to studying cultural forces and the experiences of ordinary people.
Round 4:
Given the choice as an individual who is a typical, healthy 30-year-old, THW elect to never again feel the emotion of sorrow.
Round 5:
This house believes that the US should issue guest worker visas, under which minimum wage laws would not apply.
Open Final:
THBT governments should abandon the strategy of “decapitation” in fighting terrorism.

HWS Round Robin (2016)
Round 1:
THW require the use of a draft by lottery when engaged in extended military interventions.
Round 2:
THS filial responsibility laws. (infoslide provided)
Round 3:
THBT criminal defendants who hire private counsel should not be afforded the right against self-incrimination at trial.
Round 4:
A memory writing machine is a device that is capable of imprinting or replacing memories in people’s brains in a manner that is medically safe.
TH prefers a world with memory writing technology.
Round 5:
THBT Israel should set aside a certain percentage of seats in the Knesset to be elected by diaspora Jews.
Open Final:
THS health insurance companies offering terminally ill patients the option of a lump sum payment to forgo expensive life-extending treatments.

HWS Round Robin (2015)
Round 1:
THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
Round 2:
THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
Round 3:
THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
Round 4:
Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
Round 5:
THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants’ religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g., administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.).
Open Final:
THBT prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office.

HWS Round Robin (2014)
Round 1:
THW measure the efficacy of charities and strip those with comparatively low social value of their charitable status.
Round 2:
THBT a world without organized religion would be a better world.
Round 3:
THS the boycotting of Israeli academics.
Round 4:
THBT full gender emancipation requires the end of monogamy as a dominant social norm.
Round 5:
THW permit parents to stunt physical development of their severely mentally disabled children.
Open Final:
THBT, within broad budgetary constraints, environmental policy should be decided by unelected scientific experts selected by their peers.

HWS Round Robin (2013)
Round 1:
THW allow legislation through voter initiated referenda.
Round 2:
THW establish a US federal court with the authority to approve targeted killings of unlawful combatants.
Round 3:
THW prohibit provincial and local governments from offering tax incentives to lure corporations to open business in their domain.
Round 4:
THBT the discovery of a means to stop the human aging process would be a curse to humanity.
Round 5:
THBT governments should use corporal punishment instead of incarceration for a significant number of crimes.
Open Final:
THS diversity quotas for university admissions.