Congressional Debate

  • HUDL Tournament 1
     
    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: 
    Finals/Round 2: 
     
    CLICK HERE for the Texas Forensic Association 2018 Fall Docket.
    CLICK HERE for other congressional debate resources
    CLICK HERE for the congressional debate guide

Lincoln Douglas Debate

  • Tournament 1
     UIL Fall 2018: 

Policy Debate

  • 2018-2019 Topic
    Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Public Forum Debate

  • September/October Topic:

World Schools Debate

  •  HUDL Tournament 1 will have 4 preliminary rounds. The format for prelims will be as follows:
    • 1 prepared motion "motion here" for Rounds 1 & 2 using the 8 and 4 minutes speech times.
    • Rounds 3-4 will use impromptu motions all falling under the area of “area here.”
      
    Old Topics  (DO NOT PREPARE THESE TOPICS)
    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.