Sample Policy Resoutions

Manhattan Chowder & Debate Society

Communities should be allowed to ban pornography.
September 11, 1986

Cars should be banned from New York City.
November 13, 1986

Public schools should be financed through a voucher system.
May 7, 1987

Euthanasia should be legalized.
August 13, 1987

Capital punishment should be replaced by life imprisonment.
November 5, 1987

New York State should limit punitive damages in civil law suits.
February 11, 1988

Tobacco companies should be liable for smokers' illnesses.
May 5, 1988

Taxes should be raised to pay for the federal deficit.
September 1, 1988

Recreational drugs should be legalized.
December 1, 1988

Juveniles who commit felonies should be prosecuted as adults.
February 9, 1989

Activism in politics by religious groups harms the American political process.
April 6, 1989

Developed countries should compensate undeveloped countries to preserve their rain forests.
May 4, 1989

English should be designated as the official language of the United States.
June 29, 1989

The capital gains tax should be reduced
June 14, 1990

The Christmas shopping season should be shortened.
December 13, 1990

The school year for public schools should be lengthened.
February 14, 1991

The Federal government should regulate long-term elderly care.
September 12, 1991

The terms of Congresspersons should be limited.
February 12, 1992

Rap groups should be prohibited from promoting violence.
September 10, 1992

New York City should establish legal zones for selling pornography.
March 11, 1993

The F.C.C. should monitor violence on television.
January 13, 1994

The U.S. should adopt a balanced budget amendment.
February 9,1995

Government subsidies for PBS. should be eliminated.
March 9, 1995

Bilingual education should be eliminated.
April 13, 1995

Drugs should be legalized.
March 14, 1996

Campaign spending should be capped.
September 12, 1996

Rick Lazio Should Be Elected Senator Over Hillary Clinton.
October 12, 2000

Some Divorces Are Good.
November 9, 2000

The Electoral College Should Be Eliminated.
January 11, 2001

President Clinton's Pardon of Billionaire Mark Rich Was Proper.
February 8, 2001

Boy Scouts Should Have the Right to Ban Gays from Leadership Positions.
July 13, 2000

Term Limits Should Not Be Repealed.
March 8, 2001

NJ Supreme Court Justice Peter Veniero Should Be Removed from Office.
April 12, 2001

Failing NY City Schools Should Not Be Privitized.
June 14, 2001

The Estate Tax Should Be Reimposed.
July 12, 2001

Meet The NY City Mayoral Primary Candidates.
August 9, 2001

There Should Be a Statewide Ban on Using a Cell Phone While Operating a Motor Vehicle.
September 14, 2001

Should Mayor Elect Bloomberg Live in Gracie Mansion.
November 19, 2001

Terrorists Should Be Tried By Military Tribunals.
December 13, 2001

People Should Use Financial Planners for Investments
Feb 2002

Pilots Should Be Armed with Guns in the Cockpit
May 2002

The Embargo Against Cuba Should be Lifted
June 2002

The Pledge of Allegiance Should Be Allowed in Schools
July 2002

Cloning should be banned
Feb 2003

The U.S. should go to war with Iraq.
Mar 2003

The People vs. Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk (Mock Trial)
April 2003

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