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Discipline In Schools Needs To Be Improved
The amount of poor behavior in certain schools is still quite a lot we need to put in an effort
Has Martin Luther King’s dream come true?
Many parts of Martin Luther King’s dream have come true, or much closer to fruition. The dream of ending
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child? Strict Parenting Works Best
Should parents be super strict? Guiding their child towards high academic achievement, only allowing certain pastimes that are beneficial, which
Does it matter where you go to university or college?
It certainly seems like it matters where you go to university. There is great competition for top universities around the
Is accessing your spouse’s email account hacking?
Leon Walker from Michigan has been charged with hacking having accessed his wife’s email account. Not surprisingly accessing email,
Commercialization of Festivals and Holidays Has Eroded Their Real Significance
We have it on good authority that the commercialization of festivals and holidays – and objection to the commercialization of festivals
Has the Use of Mobile Phones Lowered Active Social Life and Has Become an Addiction?
No introduction at present. Why not write one? All the Yes points: Teens have used camera phones to send their
Use and Misuse of Internet
I am talking about use and misuse/abuse of the internet. These days most persons are misusing the internet instead
Is immortality unethical?
Immortality, living forever, has always been an ambition and goal for humans. And at least in so far as beating
physical fitness is better than mental fitness
The age old argument that health trumps wealth or is wealth is given new life with this debate motion. Healthy,
Does slang prevent young people from being able to communicate properly?
What is slang? A colloquial perversion of a language suited to common usage by different groups of people using the
Children Should Have The Right To Vote In Elections
We say that we have universal suffrage, and barriers based on wealth, colour and gender have all been torn down.
Plea-Bargaining: Abolition of
Should ‘plea bargaining,’ by which people plead guilty to lesser offences in order to get lesser sentences, continue? All the
Children: To Have Or Not To Have
Should you never have children? All the Yes points: Being childfree is a lifestyle choice – and a logical one. The
Trade vs Aid
Should the developed world focus on enabling trade or donating aid as a way to help the developing world? All
Colonialism: Compensation for
Should former colonial powers pay reparations to former colonies for their past activities? All the Yes points: Colonial-era activity was
Languages, Preservation of
Should governments take steps to keep their threatened languages alive? All the Yes points: There is a value to language
Multilateralism vs Unilateralism
Should states act (impose sanctions, declare war) unilaterally, or should they try to get international support for their actions? All
Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified
Do you think there are situations when terrorism can be justified. All the Yes points: In extreme cases, in which
Rehabilitation vs Retribution
Should the criminal justice system focus more on rehabilitation than retribution? All the Yes points: Which is a better general
Hosting Olympic Games Is Worth It
Is it worth hosting the Olympic games? All the Yes points: Hosting stimulates regeneration. The IOC is enthusiastic about bids
Should the USA have become involved in conflict in Vietnam? All the Yes points: The Domino Theory, initially propounded by
Is nationalism always a force for bad, or can it sometimes bring benefits? All the Yes points: Nationalism empowers political
Factory Farming Should Be Banned
Should ‘factory farming’ be banned? All the Yes points: Factory farming is very cruel. Confinement to the point at which
Sports – Equal Prize Money for Men and Women
Should Wimbledon and other sports competitions offer equal prize money for men and women? All the Yes points: It is
School-Leaving Age Should Be Raised
Should everyone be forced to stay at school until they are 18? All the Yes points: More education provides the opportunity
Religious Leaders in Politics
Should religious ministers be allowed to hold political office? All the Yes points: Religious clerics could be subject to the
Should water be treated as an economic good and managed accordingly? All the Yes points: Water is a resource subject
Should age discrimination be made illegal in the workplace? All the Yes points: The elderly may be just as capable
Child Performers Should Be Banned
Should children be allowed to work in the performing arts or professional sports? All the Yes points: If children are