Resolved: Justice requires the recognition of animal rights.Over the coming days, I'll post some initial thoughts on the various choices, and turn this into a list of links to those posts.
Resolved: The constitutions of democratic governments ought to include procedures for secession.
Resolved: When forced to choose, a just government ought to prioritize universal human rights over its national interest. Update: This was chosen as the 2011 national tournament topic.
Resolved: In the United States, juveniles charged with violent felonies ought to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system.
Resolved: the abuse of illegal drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.
Resolved: The United States is justified in using private military firms abroad to pursue its military objectives.
Resolved: Secular ethics ought to be prioritized over religious ethics in the legislative process.
Resolved: In political campaigns within the United States, corporations ought to be afforded the same First Amendment free speech protections as individuals.
Resolved: Progressive income taxes are just.
Resolved: On balance, Internet neutrality is desirable.
Jun 24, 2010
summer LD preview
The NFL has published its list of potential topics for 2010-2011, which I'll repeat below, in order of my personal preferences, favorite first.