SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational
2019 — Santa Clara, CA/US
Bill #1: Paid College AthletesWhereas, colleges generate significant monies from athletics and related products,And whereas, many college athletes struggle with cost of living expenses,Be it Resolved: college level athletes should be allowed to profit from endorsements and promotions in the US.Bill # 2. Technology companies and Job LossWhereas, technology is increasingly eliminating many manual and service jobs in the our economy, andWhereas, technology firms are making significant profits,Be it resolved that technology companies must a pay a tax for every job eliminated by mechanization.Bill # 3. Russia and the G7Whereas, the world economy is tied to international trade and cooperation, andWhereas, Russia is a significant player in world relations, andWhereas, integration of economic and military powers is beneficial to all,Be it Resolved that Russia be allowed to rejoin the G7 Group of World Powers.Bill #4. VaccinationsWhereas, childhood vaccinations are key to combating disease, andWhereas, the is a growing anti-vaccination movement,Resolved all exceptions for medical vaccinations be made illegal in the US.Bill #5 Public Utilities and WildfiresWhereas, utility lines and infrastructure has caused several major wildfires, andWhereas, maintenance and safety of these lines is the responsibility of the power companies,Be it Resolved that public utility power companies be solely and fully liable for damages from wildfires their infrastructure caused.Bill # 6 President TrumpWhereas the Mueller Report documents attempt by President Trump to suppress evidence and testimony, andWhereas, the President has sought to profit from using his own private properties,Be it Resolved the House should impeach President Trump.Bill #7 US China Trade RelationsWhereas, China has proven to be an unfair trade partner with the US, andWhereas, China is a human rights violator, andWhereas, China has attempted to steal American industrial secrets,Resolved that the US should eliminate China's "most favored nation" trade partner status.Bill # 8 Gun SalesWhereas, thousands are killed in the US every year by legal handguns, andWhereas, there has been a rash of mass shootings,Be it Resolved that the US adopt background checks and a ten day waiting period for all guns sales.Bill # 9 Fast Food and HealthWhereas, there is an epidemic of obesity in the US, andWhereas, fast food has been identified as a source of poor dietBe it Resolved: fast food restaurants should be prohibited from giving children toys or prizes with meals.Bill #10 Tropical ForestsWhereas, tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate world wide, andWhereas, tropical forests are key to slowing climate change,Be it Resolved the US should pay foreign governments with tropical forests monies to protect undeveloped land.