# 1 A Resolution to Outlaw the Death Penalty
1. Whereas, since 1973, more than 125 people have been released from death
2. row throughout the country due to evidence of wrongful convictions, and
3. Whereas, in 2003 alone, 10 wrongfully convicted defendants were released
4. from death row, and
5. Whereas, many factors contribute to wrongful convictions such as:
6. Inadequate legal representation, police and prosecutorial misconduct, perjured
7. testimony and mistaken eyewitness testimony, racial prejudice, jailhouse
8. “snitch” testimony, suppression and/or misinterpretation of mitigating
9. evidence, and community/political pressure to solve a case, and
10. Whereas, unaffordable mistakes are being made, and
11. Whereas, this nation was built on justice and citizens lives should be valued;
13. BE IT RESOLVED be the Texas Forensic Association Student Congress
14. here assembled that the death penalty be outlawed in the United States.
#2 A RESOLUTION TO GRANT AMNESTY TO CURRENT ILLEGAL
IMMIGRANTS RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES
1. WHEREAS, There are currently over 20 million illegal immigrants residing
2. in the United States, and
3. WHEREAS, Illegal immigrants are an integral part of the US workforce, and
4. WHEREAS, Illegal immigrants contribute to the US economy by providing
5. a source of inexpensive labor and by paying basic taxes, and
6. WHEREAS, Many of these illegal immigrants have come to the United States
7. seeking refuge from economic and/or political instability in their
8. native countries, and
9. WHEREAS, The US government has the authority to grant visas, green
10. cards, residency, and citizenship which is less costly and
11. more humanitarian then the deportation of millions of people;
12. now, therefore, be it
13. RESOLVED, By the Student Congress here assembled that: all illegal
14. immigrants and their immediate family members who have
15. been law abiding while residing in the US for at least seven
16. consecutive documented years shall be granted full amnesty.
# 3 A Bill to Promote Nuclear Power
1. Section 1: The United States will promote the use of nuclear power
2. plants in place of fossil fuels.
3. Section 2: This effort will be spearheaded by the Department of
4. Energy backed by a committee comprised of representatives from the
5. major energy companies.
6. Section 3: This bill will be funded by the companies, with a tax cut
7. for every fossil fuel plant shut down and a further cut for each
8. nuclear plant brought online.
9. Section 4: These cuts shall be as follows: $100,000 for shutting
10. down of a fossil fuel plant and $150,000 for the construction of
11. a nuclear plant.
12. Section 5: The United States will further purchase and donate the
14. to be used for these new plants after taking the land used by the old
# 4 A Bill to Curb Welfare Abuse
1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2. SECTION1. Those wishing to receive welfare will be subject to unannounced
3. visits to their place of residence and monthly drug testing.
4. SECTION 2. Those found to have tested positive for any illegal substance or who have any illegal substances in their homes will automatically be removed from eligibility for welfare payments.
5. SECTION 3. Those found to have made illegitimate claims shall be put on a six
6. month probationary period, pending further investigation and if
7. found guilty following this period, will be forced to pay back any
8. monies wrongly accrued.
9. SECTION 4. This Bill will take effect on the first (1st) of January on the following
10. year that