Congressional Debate

HUDL City Championship at Westside High School/Courthouse
The following legislation will be used for the upcoming tournament. The students will set the agenda for the session at the beginning of the tournament. 
Prelims/Round 1: 6, 20-27, 33, 34
Finals/Round 2: 2, 4-9, 12, 31, 33 
CLICK HERE for the HUDL Modified Spring Texas Forensic Association Docket. Items 31-34 are additions from HUDL schools. 
CLICK HERE for other congressional debate resources
CLICK HERE for the congressional debate guide

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Tournament 5 & 6 
 UIL Spring 2017: RESOLVED: The use of social media as a news source undermines the marketplace of ideas. 

Policy Debate

2017-2018 Topic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Public Forum Debate

February Topic: (City Championship)
Resolved: The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.

World Schools Debate

The HUDL City Championship will have 4 preliminary rounds. The format for prelims will be as follows:
• 1 prepared motion "This House believes that cultural treasures should be returned to their areas of originfor Rounds 1 & 2 using the 8 and 4 minutes speech times.
• Rounds 3-4 will use impromptu motions all falling under the area of “Energy.”
Here is a debate on the prepared topic.

Debate - WSDC - Return All Cultural Treasures to Location of Origin - USA Harvard Westlake - Blake 2014 Semi from Alfred Snider on Vimeo.

This house would restrict the quantity of homework that schools can assign
This house believe that the United States should grant Puerto Rico statehood. 
This House believes that, in the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.
This House believes that deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.
This House believes that professional athletes should not use sporting events for political statements. 
 This House would prevent immediate family members of leaders from working in the government.
This house believes that countries should eliminate offensive military capabilities 
This house would abolish the Electoral College.
This house regrets the rise of social media in politics.
This House would kill one to save many. 
This House believes that war causes more problems than it solves.
THBT high schools should teach contemporary fiction (e.g. J.K. Rowling, Orson Scott Card or Suzanne Collins) to the exclusion of established classics (e.g. Shakespeare, Charles Dickens or Jonathan Swift). 
This House would require all on duty police officers to wear video cameras.
This House would phase out the use of paper money. 
 This House believes that cyber warfare is a greater threat to national security than conventional warfare.
This House believes that further research into the development of Artificial Intelligence would result in more harm than good.
This House believes that organizations that publish fake news should be penalized.