Motions from The RV Debating Tournament 2013

Round 1: THBT the government should encourage the creation of unions for sex workers.

Round 2: THBT the state should actively investigate the supernatural.

Round 3: THW have the free movement of labor as a requisite to Free Trade Agreements.

Round 4: Hypothetical


-It is a week before the 2013 Delhi State Vidhan Sabha Elections. The Aam Aadmi Party has gone from scratch to being a serious contender to the Congress and BJP in the matter of months, with Arvind Kejriwal as the party's face.
-The Core Committee of the AAP discovers evidence of Kejriwal's involvement in an act of corruption during while he was serving as an IRS officer. They know for a fact that this was a singular act and he hadn't indulged in corruption before and hasn't ever since.
-The Core Committee realizes that if they were to suppress the evidence, it would be unlikely to surface.

Motion: TH being the AAP core committee will suppress the evidence against Arvind Kejriwal.

Round 5:


-In the year 2011, RVDT was India's largest tournament. It was held in the Asians (3 on 3) format.
-In 2012, Chennai won the bid to host Worlds, which follows the BP format.
-RVDT 2012 and its subsequent editions were held in the BP format.

Motion: TH being the RVCE Debating Society will revert RVDT to the Asians format.

Quarter Finals: Hypothetical


In the X-Men universe, a permanent and irreversible cure has been discovered to rid mutants of their special abilities. This cure has no side effects.

Motion: THW mandate the cure for mutants.

Semi Finals: Hypothetical


What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions." In 1984, Postman added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure.

In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.


The house is a totalitarian regime in a post apocalyptic society. It is deliberating on the best system to rule over the survivors.

Gov: THW create an Orwelian state (ruled by fear).
Opp: THW create a Huxleyian state (ruled by pleasure).

Grand Finals: THBT the World Bank should not have structural adjustments as a condition for its loans to Nations.


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