Past Debate Resolutions

2013-2014

Team Policy – Resolved: That federal election law should be significantly reformed in the United States.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: National security ought to be valued above freedom of the press.

 

2012-2013

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United Nations should be significantly reformed or abolished.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That governments have a moral obligation to assist other nations in need.

 

2011-2012

Team Policy – Resolved: The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its criminal justice system.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: In the pursuit of justice, due process ought to be valued above the discovery of fact.

 

2010-2011

Team Policy – Resolved:  That the United States Federal Government should significantly reform its policy towards Russia.

Lincoln-Douglas – A government’s legitimacy is determined more by its respect for popular sovereignty than individual rights.

 

2009-2010

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should significantly reform its environmental policy.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That competition is superior to cooperation as a means of achieving excellence.

 

2008-2009

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should significantly change its policy toward India.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: When in conflict, idealism ought to be valued above pragmatism.

 

2007-2008

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially change its policy on illegal immigration.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That the United States of America ought to more highly value isolationism.

 

2006-2007

Team Policy -Resolved: That the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should be significantly reformed or abolished.

Lincoln-Douglas -Resolved: Democracy is overvalued by the United States government.

 

2005-2006

Team Policy – Resolved: That medical malpractice law should be significantly reformed in the United States.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That the media’s right to protect confidential sources is more important than the public’s right to know.

 

2004-2005

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States should change its energy policy to substantially reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That the restriction of civil rights for the sake of national security is justified.

 

2003-2004

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States federal government should significantly change its policy toward one or more of its protectorates.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That when in conflict, cultural unity in the United States should be valued above cultural diversity.

 

2002-2003

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States should significantly change its trade policy within one or more of the following areas: The Middle East and Africa.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That human rights should be valued above national sovereignty.

 

2001-2002

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States federal government should significantly change its agricultural policy.

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: That the restriction of economic liberty for the sake of the general welfare is justified in the field of agriculture.

 

2000-2001

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States should significantly change its immigration policy.

 

1999-2000

Team Policy – Resolved: That the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution should be repealed and replaced with an alternate tax policy.

 

1998-1999

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially change the rules governing federal campaign finances.

 

1997-1998

Team Policy – Resolved: That Congress should enact laws which discourage the relocation of U.S. businesses to foreign countries.

 

1997

Team Policy – Resolved: That the United States should change its rules governing foreign military intervention.

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