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2018-19 Lincoln-Douglas Resolutions and Resources

t Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression. Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust. Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Resolved: The European Union ought to use economic pressure

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LD Plea Bargaining Resources Are Available

Our core L-D plea bargaining files is now available. The core file includes harms evidence for multiple advantages, a Terrorism DA, a Court Clog DA, and multiple reforms counterplans. Additionally, our LD subscribers have access to our full terrorism files, a Race K of law reform, Critical Legal Studies (CLS) backfiles, and Afropessimism backfiles. Our essay will be coming soon, but for now, note that it will be difficult to

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Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations (Files and Essay)

Terms Wealthy nations. Wealthy nations is not a term of art, but rather refers to a set of countries that have accumulated a significant amount of financial wealth. This National Public Radio piece lists thirty “wealthy” countries and ranks them by the total amount of aid they have distributed. One thing that Negative debaters will need to check against is any attempt by the Affirmative to argue that one (or 2+) of

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600 page file + resources — Resolved: The United States federal government has a moral obligation to provide universal health care for its citizens (Starter Essay)

A couple comments out of the gate — (1) The resolution asks two questions — should the government provide universal health care and is there a moral obligation to provide that care? Certainly, one could conclude that providing universal care is a desirable policy objective and also conclude that there is no moral obligation to do so.  Affirmative debaters have to prove both that that providing the care is desirable AND

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September-October 2017 L-D Resources Available!

We have a number of resources available for the September-October L-D Resolution. Free essay   Free video —   nationalservicetopicintroAugust14 from Stefan Bauschard on Vimeo. Free annotated bibliography We have a free annotated bibliography on the topic. This bibliography is available to all users who have a completed a free registration. Initial Topic File Our initial 350 page topic release file is available in our L-D 2017-18 topic folder. We have