Congressional Debate

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    The February 12th tournament will cover the following docket items: 
     
    Morning: 1-5 and 36-37
    Afternoon: 16-20 and 31-35

    The legislation order will be set at the start of the session. Please come prepared to debate both sides on the items that are of particular interest to you.

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Lincoln Douglas Debate

  • Spring 2022 Tournament Topic
    Resolved: In matters of foreign policy, the United States ought to value universal human rights over economic interests.
     
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Policy Debate

  • 2021-2022 Topic
    Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

Public Forum Debate

  • February Topic 

    Resolved: On balance, Turkey’s membership is beneficial to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    Note, this topic will also be used for the City Championship Finals at the Courthouse in March. 

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World Schools Debate

  • Tournament 5: 
     

    Prepared Motion for Rounds 1-2:

    "This House would ban combat drones"

     
    No printed materials are allowed in the round except one dictionary and almanac per team.  
     
    Old Topics  (DO NOT PREPARE THESE TOPICS)
     
    This House would require governments to release information regarding encounters with UFOs.
    This house would implement a state-wide rail system in Texas.
    "This House believes that public health ought to be prioritized over individual liberty."
    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.
    This House would require professional sports teams to be owned by their local communities instead of individuals or corporations.
    This House believes artificial intelligence will improve humanity. 
    This House would break up Big Tech.
    This House would establish term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
    This House prefers “new media” to mainstream media.
    This House Believes that environmental protection ought to take precedence over natural resource extraction.
    This House supports a federal carbon tax in the United States.