Schools Has the Right to Search Student’s Lockers

Do schools have the right to search students’ lockers? All the Yes points: Lockers are school property; students are merely

Parents Should Be Allowed to Choose The Gender of Their Child

Should parents be allowed to select the gender of their offspring? All the Yes points: People should have freedom of

Capitalism vs Socialism

Which is the superior system – capitalism, or socialism? All the Yes points: The right to own property is central to

Bilateral vs Multilateral Aid

Should the USA prefer to give aid money bilaterally (directly to individual countries or projects) or multilaterally (channelling it through

Vaccination Should Be Compulsory

Should the state make vaccination compulsory? All the Yes points: Prevention is better than cure, and a vaccine is the

Fat Tax

Should there be a tax on fatty foods? All the Yes points: People need an incentive to eat more healthy

Physical Education In Schools Should Be Compulsory

Should Physical Education in schools be compulsory? All the Yes points: Participation in sport promotes health. Physical Education is an

Antarctic Exploitation

Should the present ban on exploiting the resources of the Antarctic be maintained? All the Yes points: Antarctica is a

Parental Responsibility

Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions/needs of their children? All the Yes points: Legal

Bribery / Corruption

Is it ever acceptable to pay a bribe? Should companies who pay bribes abroad be prosecuted for it in their

Condoms in Schools

Should publicly supported education programs include the distribution of condoms? All the Yes points: Providing condoms to students in public

Two-Party System

Is a two-party system preferable to a multi-party system? All the Yes points: Where two-party systems have emerged it is

Retirement Age Should Be Raised

Should the state retirement age be raised? All the Yes points: Too low an age of retirement damages economic efficiency,

Beauty Contests Are Harmful

Are beauty contests harmful? All the Yes points: Beauty contests promote an ideal of female beauty to which only a

Double Jeopardy Rule Should Be Abolished

‘Double jeopardy’ means being tried twice for the same offence. The ‘double jeopardy’ rule means that an individual cannot be

US Presidency, Two-Term Limits on

Should the constitutional limit preventing US Presidents from serving more than two terms be repealed? All the Yes points: The

Women in Parliament

Should the numbers of women in the legislature be raised artificially? All the Yes points: In ‘representative’ democracy it is

Advertising – Targeting of Children

Should there be a ban on television advertisements aimed at children? All the Yes points: It is not ethical to

Should Turkey Be Accepted In The EU

Should the European Union commit itself to including Turkey in the future, offering it a starting date for accession negotiations?

Child Labour

Is the imposition of sanctions on states the best way to end child labour? All the Yes points: There is

Blood Sports Should Be Banned

Should blood sports be banned? All the Yes points: The test for whether beings should enjoy moral significance is their

Security vs. Liberty

Are security measures justified to the extent that civil liberties can be sacrificed? All the Yes points: There is a

Arranged Marriages Should Be Outlawed

Should arranged marriages be outlawed? All the Yes points: Arranging marriages is an insult to the very nature of marriage,

Selective Education

Are selective schools better for children? Should they be supported and funded by the government, or is it better to

Flag Burning Should Be Prohibited

Should flag burning as a form of protest be prohibited? All the Yes points: It is trite law that free

School Prayer Should Be Phohibited

Should formal prayer in schools be prohibited? All the Yes points: A pupil is unable to give or withhold their

World Bank: Success or Failure?

Should the World Bank be deemed a success or a failure? All the Yes points: The public infrastructure projects funded

Using a Mobile Phone While Driving Should Be Banned

Should drivers be prohibited from using mobile ‘phones? All the Yes points: Using a mobile phone while driving is very

Extremist Political Parties Should Be Banned

Should extremist political parties be banned from standing for political office? Does their right to have their say outweigh the

Tourism Benefits The Country

Do the benefits of tourism outweigh the costs? All the Yes points: Tourism vastly increases income to a particular area
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