Policy

2019-2020

Resolution

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

Novice Topic Areas

Reduce arms sales to Saudi Arabia alone or to the Saudi coalition

Humanitarian standards limited to the following: Leahy Law Reform, Thrall & Dorminey/Risk Assessment, or Broad Process Policy

Reduce all arms sales or plan may be a specific deal with Taiwan

Blanket reduction of all small arms sales limited to Mexico, Nigeria, and/or the Philippines (any of those three countries or any combination of the three countries, but no other specific country Affirmative cases)

Ending the Foreign Military Financing of all arms sales or a plan may be a specific deal with Israel/Palestine

Check out the National Debate Coaches Association's (NDCA) Novice Packets for resources/models for the Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Humanitarian Debates: http://www.debatecoaches.org/2018-2019-novice-packet

2018-2019

Resolution

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Novice Topic Areas

Abolish ICE

High-Skilled Immigration

Syrian Refugees/Travel Ban

DACA

PSG Asylum

2017-2018

Resolution

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

Novice Topic Areas

School-to-Prison Pipeline

STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)

Title 1

Right to Education (overturn San Antonio Independent School District v Rodriguez)

Desegregation

2016-2017

Resolution

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.

Novice Topic Areas

Addressing human rights abuses for workers in China.

Grand Bargain

Energy Cooperation

Outer Space

Intellectual Property Rights

2015-2016

Resolution

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.

Novice Topic Areas

Limit collection of genetic info to people actually convicted, not upon arrest

Decrease use of drones

Repeal exec order 12333 (can't look at content)

Dismantle some/all border surveillance

Limit/ban use of phone numbers and email addresses in metadata