Debate I Assignment - October 24, 2016
Below you will find a Microsoft Word document which will detail your assigned/picked LD resolution, the side of the resolution you are to defend and your opponent. Your assignment for today is look through the debate briefs (each topic is noted below along with attached files) and locate no fewer than three unique / different pieces of evidence that gives your case offense.
Offense is the idea that the evidence moves your case forward - or that they give a judge a reason to vote for your side of the resolution. After you've located these three pieces of evidence, cut/paste them onto separate sheets of paper (use Microsoft Word for this) and bold/underline the portions of the cards that help you to prove why we should affirm or negate (based on the side you've been assigned).
On the forth page, list no fewer than 3 values that you could use and a value criteria for each that you feel could be used as a way to argue this topic.
Turn in all four pages (print them by the bell) by the end of the period. Staple the four pages together.
LD Debate Files for Debate I Student Use
Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.
Resolved: It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence.
Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.
Resolved: Targeted killing is a morally permissible foreign policy tool.
Resolved: States ought not possess nuclear weapons.
Resolved: Public high school students in the US ought not be required to pass standardized exit exams to graduate.
Resolved: Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in the US criminal justice system.
Resolved: Oppressive government is more desirable than no government.
Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.