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22nd WSDC 2010
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QatarDebate - Motion Bank - Motions Category: Governance
Motions Category: Governance
THW (This House Would) prosecute individuals who leak official government secrets, regardless of the content of those leaks
TH would place greater weight on the votes of younger voters in elections (Info: this would mean that the vote of somebody who is young would count more than the vote of someone who is old)
THW lower the voting age to 15
THW not allow serving politicians or their families to use private services where public ones are available (e.g. education, healthcare)
THW (This house would) Privatise Public Services
THBT (This house believes that) democracies should make voting compulsory
THW (This house would) prefer a world where students are less competitive about their grades
A strong dictatorship is better than a weak democracy
Governments should negotiate with terrorists
THBT national sovereignty is more important than personal identity
THW ban all anti-government protests
This house believes that opposition parties should never boycott the elections.
THW (This House Would) mandate the compulsory donation of charity by eligible candidate
THW (This House Would) set a quota for female ministers in the government
TH Would require all elected government officials to exclusively make use of public services
THBT liberation movements should not participate in elections after democratisation.
This house would require voters to pass a general knowledge test before voting.
THBT celebrities should not enter politics
THW give women an additional vote in elections.
This House would ban the youth wings of political parties
THBT the government should be allowed to monitor all of our internet activity
THW reserve seats for youth on the Shura Council
THW require religious organisations and leaders to remain politically neutral
THW make voting a use it or lose it right
THBT 1st generation immigrants should have the right to vote in national elections in their country of origin
THBT minority groups should always vote for political candidates from the same minority
Assuming it were feasible, THW replace representative democracy with direct democracy
THW create a global market for citizenship, such that individuals can sell their existing citizenship and buy a new one.
THBT Democracies should limit donations to the election campaigns, of parties or of candidates, to single small donations from individual persons.
THW void elections based on low voter turnout
THW suspend public figures facing accusations of misconduct from their positions (in politics/sports/entertainment, etc.)
THW ban youth wings of political parties
THW make appointments to the Shura Council based on a random lottery of Qatari Citizens over the age of 18
THW ban political parties from handing out food and basic necessities
THW allow foreigners to gain citizenship in exchange for serving in the military service/participation in dangerous military missions
THW not allow public officials to use personal social media platforms
THR the narrative that democracy is the ideal form of governance
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