1. Criminal Justice
This House would "defund the police."
"Defund the police" is a slogan that supports divesting funds from police departments and reallocating them to non-policing forms of public safety and community support, such as social services, youth services, housing, education, healthcare and other community resources.
2. Politics and Govt. Structure
This House regrets the dominance of the two-party system in American politics.
This House would require virtual education during a pandemic.
"Virtual education" refers to instruction in a learning environment where teacher and student are separated by time or space, or both, and the teacher provides course content through course management applications, multimedia resources, the Internet, videoconferencing, etc.
4. Economics and Trade
This House regrets China's investment in Latin America.
This House regrets the narrative that nuclear energy is dangerous.
6. Personal Freedoms
This House opposes the use of military personnel to respond to civil unrest.
7. International Relations
This House believes that Russian containment is a priority for geopolitical stability.
This House would replace human judgement with computer algorithms in criminal sentencing decisions.
This House would provide a universal basic income.
This house would remove all memorials to the Confederacy.
1. Politics and Govt. Structure
This House would establish term limits for US Supreme Court justices.
This House supports collective bargaining for teachers, including the right to strike.
3. Economics and Trade
This House would end the European common currency (Euro).
This House would ban fracking.
5. Personal Freedoms
This House would criminalize violations of local health ordinances (ex. include but are not limited to social distancing, mask mandates, etc.)
6. International Relations
This House supports the use of military intervention in response to the Uyghur Muslim humanitarian crisis.
This House would abolish all patents for green technology.
This House supports "Ban the Box" laws.
INFO: A "Ban the Box" law is a law that is aimed at removing barriers to employment for individuals who have been convicted of a crime. "Ban the Box" laws prohibit employers from asking about an applicant's criminal record during the initial application process.
During the pandemic, this House supports federal subsidies for the arts that exceed broader funding for small businesses and employees (ex. include but are not limited to supporting the creation of new art, keeping art venues open, etc.)
This House supports statehood for Puerto Rico.
Rounds 1 and 2: Prepared - Teams will debate both sides
This House, as the United States, supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Round 6: Prepared
In a democracy, this House prefers a parliamentary system to a presidential system.
This House would amend the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to include the crime of 'ecocide.'
Definition - Ecocide is criminalized human activity that violates the principles of environmental justice, as by substantially damaging or destroying ecosystems or by harming the health and well-being of a species.
This House would repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Rounds 3, 4, 5, Partial Octos, and Semis: Impromptu rounds.