Dictatorship is the best path to development

Dictatorship is the best path to development

Dictatorship does not necessarily result in development, defined by human well-being(which incorporates education, health, income, and safety from internal and external threats)and even by personal discipline. Furthermore, there is no conclusive evidence proving that either dictatorship nor democrac
Public health concerns justify compulsory immunization

Public health concerns justify compulsory immunization

Immunization by vaccine saves thousands of lives. The benefits are much greater if everyone is vaccinated than if not, therefore it is essential that as many people as possible are vaccinated. There should be as few obstacles as possible to such a program in order to save as many lives as possible.
Same-sex marriage should be legal

Same-sex marriage should be legal

In light of the recent victories of the LGBT rights movement in the U.N. Petition supported by almost 70 countries, including the entire E.U. and the United States, and the decriminalization of homosexuality in India, it is time now to examine the next step towards granting this minority equal right
Stop the Olympic Games

Stop the Olympic Games

‘Olympism’ is the embodiment of a Eurocentric, racist ideology upon which various Olympic hosts draw to produce a public image addressed to the rest of the world. This has been true from the first modern Olympics to the current day. Should we let this continue?
There is a good case for stating that there is a God

There is a good case for stating that there is a God

There isn't a day that goes by where we don't hear about tragedies around the world. Does this mean that a benevolent god is out of the question? The greatest physicists in recent history do NOT reject God.Stephen Hawking and Einstein both vocally and in literature expressed their ideas of a non-i
Heavy drinkers should be denied liver transplants

Heavy drinkers should be denied liver transplants

An important problem that many coutries face is the serious shortage of liver transplants. Many people are unable to use the advances of modern medical technology because of the unavailability of livers. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, more than 17 000 people in US are currently w
Poorer countries should abandon free trade agreements

Poorer countries should abandon free trade agreements

The policy of Free Trade is still in debate due to the questionable benefit for each side. This debate doesn’t try to limit the effect of free trade to developing or third world country .It will however argue that poorer countries, in comparison to their trading partners, will suffer due to the
All drugs should be decriminalised

All drugs should be decriminalised

There are many types of drugs, which exist under the sun. Heated debates have been going on trying to find out the true answer to a major question: Does the legalization of drugs give positive or negative results? The common perception is that such substances should be banned in order to protect the
Are women superior to men?

Are women superior to men?

Women are 'solely' responsible for the propagation and existence of the human race. Now with the creation of artificial sperm, a man's role in the process is void and unnecessary.
Statistically:Women live longer on average. Women deal better with stress.Women perform better in school. Women
Should women be allowed on the front line?

Should women be allowed on the front line?

In a time when men and women now have equal opportunities, with both men and women serving in the Armed Forces, why is it that women are still technically barred from fighting on the front line?
Democracies should ban the display of communist and Nazi symbols

Democracies should ban the display of communist and Nazi symbols

In the recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of some extreme political views that are unacceptable in democratic society. This problem harms all democracies, but especially it is harmful for young and instable democratic states. The Baltic states have entered the route of d
Interest rates on personal lending should be capped by law at 20%

Interest rates on personal lending should be capped by law at 20%

Team South Africa is over the moon to be proposing this most orgasmic of debate motions ;)

The context is clear: the world is barely emerging from a banking crisis that caused near-irreparable damage in countless local economies, and the international banking system more generally. The
Roger Federer is not the greatest tennis player of all time.

Roger Federer is not the greatest tennis player of all time.

As soon as Roger Federer did his trademark drop to his knees in tears after victory over Robin Soderling at the 2009 French Open, the tennis fraternity were already proclaiming him to be the greatest tennis player ever. Is this justified, or is it in fact a typical media attempt to make everything s
Assisted Suicide Should Be Permitted 1

Assisted Suicide Should Be Permitted 1

Any issue that concerns human life is an important one deserving of our attention and opportunities where the different perspectives may be heard. The question of Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) made legal by the government is a question of a citizen’s freedom to control when that citizen would l