Godkin Debate: This House Believes Too Many People Go to University

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The 8th meeting of the 165th Session of the Literific took place on the 21st of November in the Senate Room. Despite what President Kydd says, it was in fact our 3rd annual Godkin Debate and not our 165th.

Emma Chadwick, Connor Hogan and Aisha Sobey were battling for maiden speaker on the proposition. Emma argued that encouraging everyone to go to university would be bad for those not suited to it, those that are and responsible for the economy which we are currently seeing. He claimed that university degrees are becoming worthless and that they are not required for economic growth. Aisha told the House that university shouldn’t be a social expectation and that life skills are heard in the work place, not in lecture theatres.

Ben Murphy, Aaron Toleman and Harry Adair argued for the opposition. Murphy claimed that universities should change to suit everyone but as it stands it doesn’t allow a lot of people to go. Toleman said that you are more likely to get a job if you have a degree than if not and that there is a causation between going to university and having a healthy diet, exercising and not smoking. Adair explained that the only reason we have an established academic nature is because university is open to all and it should remain so.

The debate then went to the floor.
We went to a vote and the motion passed.
Paul Shannon, our eternal leader, then went through everyone’s speeches and the winner announced was… Connor Hogan! Congrats!

 

This House Believes the United States is So 20th Century.

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The 7th Ordinary Meeting of the 165th Session of the Literific took place on the 14th of November in the Canada Room (boo Canada).

Julia Andrade-Rocha, Vincent Wooding and Andrew Carruthers spoke for proposition. Ms Andrade-Rocha felt that the US is pushing people away by spying on them and that no one is taking it seriously anymore. Wooding listed all that was wrong with America. ALL. He told the House that the US is still in the 20th century as far as civil rights go. Mr Carruthers explained that although the US has soft power and the substance has changed, that the US remains in the Cold War mentality of the 20th Century.

Dr Stefan Andreasson, Cormac Manning (UCC) any Mr Tyler McNally opposed the motion. Dr Andreasson paised the US on its continuity and on its formidable influence which is seen through mass immigration, unrivalled military capacity and social media. Mr Manning talked about America’s power in trade and politics and how these two factors are recognized worldwide showing its international power. Mr McNally told the House that he didn’t just hate America but if fact hated the whole world, that the US may be backwards politically but so are all other countries.

The debate then went to the floor.
Both sides summarised and we went to a vote. The motion was defeated.

This House Believes Northern Ireland is Failing Young People

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The 2nd Ordinary meeting of the Literific took place on the 10th of October in the Senate Room.

The motion was THB NI is Failing Young People.

Mr Alex Kane, Dr Graham Brownlow and Mr Sam Donaldson took to the floor in proposition of the argument: Mr. Kane declared that the government has not given children the future their parents aspired to, Brownlow told the House that NI is in not grasping economical opportunities or preparing for a future where BRICS will be the man players in trade. Mr. Donaldson concluded that NI has always had serious problems and that it is our own fault. He claimed that the future is bleak and that it is what forces him to drink 😦

Maiden speakers Alexander McCabe and Kim Campbell joined Literific veteran Jonathan Finlay in opposition. Alexander claimed there were three main areas that had to be taken into consideration: education, employment and sectarianism. Ms Campbell used the Ulster Project and the Literific as examples of opportunities available to young people and Mr Finlay concluded by stating that NI is not uniquely failing young people but, instead, all governments are doing so.

The debate then went to the floor.
The motion passed.