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[DRAFT #1] Self-Defence Education Compact

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:49 am
by Tinhampton
Character count: 1,131
Word count: 186
Bianca Venkman, Assistant to the Delegate-Ambassador: This absolutely has to happen.
OOC: This absolutely has to happen. Once again, almost no preamble as is my usual style ;p
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Self-Defence Education Compact
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Educational and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Tinhampton

Aware that people who are both above and below the age of majority can and do fall victim to violent crime, and

Believing that the ability to defend oneself from such horrors as and when they happen is a skill that ought to be endowed not just on those of us alive today, but also upon the next generation, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that, and...

The General Assembly hereby:
  1. requires all educational establishments in member states which do not specialise in any subject to educate all of their students, in theory and in practice, on the importance of remaining physically fit, active, and able to compete in team and individual sports, henceforth "physical education,"
  2. further requires that all such educational establishments deliver practical lessons for all of their students on the importance and execution of basic, unarmed self-defence as part of their physical education curriculum, and
  3. suggests that those being taught self-defence under Article b also receive lessons in armed self-defence (i.e. firearms training) and more advanced unarmed self-defence.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:33 pm
by Scalizagasti
"Is there any particular reason why you have chosen to exempt specialized schools?"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:54 pm
by Tinhampton
Scalizagasti wrote:"Is there any particular reason why you have chosen to exempt specialized schools?"

Assistant Venkman: For the same reason that Ambassador Lewitt did.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:25 pm
by Separatist Peoples
"Unnecessary. Opposed."

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:52 pm
by Jedinsto
Separatist Peoples wrote:"Unnecessary. Opposed."

"What makes you believe this is unnecessary, ambassador? Plenty of nations refrain from teaching self-defense, and this would finally put a stop to that. Why should our citizens not have a chance to be prepared for reasonable self-defense?"

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:53 am
by Separatist Peoples
Jedinsto wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:"Unnecessary. Opposed."

"What makes you believe this is unnecessary, ambassador? Plenty of nations refrain from teaching self-defense, and this would finally put a stop to that. Why should our citizens not have a chance to be prepared for reasonable self-defense?"

"Individuals interested in learning may make efforts to seek that training out. Those with no interest needn't learn. Not to mention the liability issues of teaching children to hit each other in school."

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:21 am
by Tinfect
"What does competition or sport have to do with education? We understand the desire for self-defensive education; sport has nothing to do with such, or the purpose of educational facilities in the first place."

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:25 am
by Untecna
Separatist Peoples wrote:
Jedinsto wrote:"What makes you believe this is unnecessary, ambassador? Plenty of nations refrain from teaching self-defense, and this would finally put a stop to that. Why should our citizens not have a chance to be prepared for reasonable self-defense?"

"Individuals interested in learning may make efforts to seek that training out. Those with no interest needn't learn. Not to mention the liability issues of teaching children to hit each other in school."

"Agreed, ambassador, and to add on, not all nations need such a thing, in regards to crime rates and safety."

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:24 pm
by Barfleur
OOC: I don't know if the article you posted counts as a BBC hatepost, but it does shed light on an issue I had never really thought about.

IC: "We support this proposal. People interested in causing harm to their fellow man will go out of their way to learn how best to do so; it is necessary for self-defense strategies to become public knowledge in order to level the playing field and--hopefully--save lives."

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:55 pm
by The Langburn Islands
"Assistant Venkman, this is a proposal that makes little sense and is a flagrant breach of national sovereignty.

What business does the World Assembly have in legislating on self-defence programs? This is a clear responsibility of national governments and should remain as such.

The Commonwealth of the Langburn Islands is firmly opposed to this proposal and no amendments will cause us to change our position".

The Honourable John David
Deputy Ambassador to the World Assembly
The Commonwealth of the Langburn Islands