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By love2debatelove2debate 175 Pts
Best Source for Debate Topics?

Having good debate topics to choose from is important for a meaningful online debate.  There are many sources for debate topics that will help you find what to debate.  You can choose good debate topics either from political debates, economics, business, news, controversial issues, debate websites, movies, tv shows, or personal life.

What is the best source of debate topics for you?

There are a number of debate topics sources I found useful.

Debate Topics - Political debates

With so much attention in US politics, there are many good debate topics to chose from.  President Trump and his administration has plenty selection of debate topics.  For example, Healthcare bill, Tax reform, Russian connection accusations, there is no shortage of topics to debate there.
Specific government policies are also full of debate topics.
World politics is another good source of political debates.  Middle East conflict, North Korea, Putin, Ukraine - still at a loss for debate topics? Any of these has many variation of good debate topics and can either be debated based on core issues, or latest developments.

A small sample
1. In the U.S. primary voting system, caucuses ought to be abolished.
2. The U.S. Presidential election cycle is significantly too long.
3. U.S. primary elections should be held simultaneously.
4. As a campaigner and candidate, Hillary Clinton is more lucky than skilled.
5. The Supreme Court found wrongly in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
6. In the United States, the absence of viable third parties is regrettable.
7. The U.S. should adopt a parliamentary form of government.

Debate Topics - News

Every newspaper article is a source of good debate topics.  That's why many of the online newspapers have a comments section where people come to debate (or argue and troll).
There is controversy in every article that spans off a good debate or a controversial argument of some sort.  Editorial sections of major newspapers are especially great sources of debate topics.  Whenever an editor writes one of these editorial pieces, he essentially provokes their readership base.

Debate Topics - Controversial issues

There are timeless controversial issues that have been sources of debate topics for years, with many one-sided or complex opinions. Topics range from abortion, gun control, immigration, same sex couple rights, and etc.
ProCon.org has a great list of debate topics, with most popular debates on 
Medical Marijuana
Gun Control
Animal Testing
Death Penalty
School Uniforms 
6Drinking Age - Lower It? 
7Social Networking - Good or Bad?
8Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide
9Illegal Immigration
10Abortion

Debate Topics - Debate Websites

Debate websites have sections for most popular debates, where you can get ideas for good debate topics. Some popular debate topics on DebateIsland include 
gun control debate
will Trump increase American jobs
debateisland.com/discussion/394/will-trump-increase-american-jobs

If you browse through idebate.org you will also  find good examples.

Debate Topics - Personal Life

Often everyday activities are great sources for debate topics.  Did something happen to you when you went to a store, pickup kids at school, a conflict with a colleague, a casual argument with your spouse? These may all be good debate topics.

Funny debate topics

There are many sources of funny debate topics, including


Open source list debate topics

As part of Open debate topic list, there is a compiled list of debate topics from Arts, Economics, to Sports and Public Policy.


Here are some examples for 

history debate topics list


1. Had the Roman Empire won the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, its lifespan would likely have significantly increased.
2. Generally speaking, the U.S. began as a Christian nation.
3. The US ought to have dropped Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
4. The US ought to have entered [WWI or WWII].
5. On balance, European conquest of Native American lands was justified.
6. On balance, European colonization was good for the colonized peoples.


arts and culture debate topics

1. In the context of the Odyssey, it is likely that a majority of Odysseus's story to the Phaeacians was a lie.
2. In Star Trek, Judge Advocate General Louvois's ruling that Lt. Cmdr. Data had "a right to choose," was wrong.
3. In Star Trek, Kaelon II’s custom of “resolution" is ethical.
4. On balance, the Force is more of an instrument than an end in itself.
5. To be art, something must have been created with artistic intent.
6. On balance, the Louvre Museum is better than the Uffizi Gallery
7. Literature originally written in a European language cannot qualify as African literature.
8. Pierce Brosnan was the best James Bond actor.
9. The Coen Brothers are better directors than Quentin Tarantino.
10. Everything is art.
11. In Journalism, it is better to prioritize impartiality over truthfulness when the two are in conflict.
12. That the modern-day fusion of journalism and entertainment is alarming.

economics debate topics

1. As a substitute for government regulation, workers should receive stronger collective bargaining rights and protections.
2. Estate and/or inheritance taxes ought not to be levied.
3. Supply-side economics is a better remedy for recession than Keynesian fiscal policy.
4. The US Congress should not raise the debt ceiling.
5. The Federal Reserve ought to raise interest rates.
6. Janet Yellen’s decision in December, 2015, to raise interest rates was in the best interests of the United States.
7. The USFG should increase unemployment benefits.
8. On balance, affluent countries ought to offer a universal basic income.
9. Universal healthcare is a wise economic investment for developed countries to make.
10. Countries ought to engage in free trade.

ethics debate topics

1. Adultery is nearly always immoral.
2. Collective Punishment is just.
3. For individuals in developed countries, recycling is a moral obligation.
4. The French government's ban on Burqas is morally permissible.
5. Black lives matter ought to be opposed on ethical grounds.
6. The fairness of the process is more important to justice than the fairness of the results.
7. Regarding criminal acts, justice can usually be obtained without the victim's forgiveness of the criminal.
8. First use of a nuclear weapon would be immoral.
9. An unjust law is no law at all.
10. That human cloning ought to be opposed on moral grounds.

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  • Additional great source for debate topics at 
    http://www.debate-motions.info/best-debatable-topics/

    1. Is animal testing a justified?
    2. Is the death penalty appropriate?  Or should it be banned?
    3. Should cell phones be used during class?
    4. Should laptops be allowed in classrooms?
    5. Is global warming an issue?
    6. Is there good reason for the American war on terror?
    7. Does school detention do any good in high schools?
    8. What impact does social networking and social networking sites have on society?
    9. Is euthanasia justified?
    10. Are video games containing violence appropriate for children?

    Debate Topics for College
    1. Are social networking sites effective, or are they just a sophisticated means for stalking people?
    2. Is torture justified when used for national security?
    3. Should cell phones be banned in schools?
    4. Is peer pressure harmful or beneficial to individuals?
    5. Should violent video games be banned?
    6. Should the death penalty be taken away completely?
    7. Are beauty pageants a way to objectifying women?
    8. Should cigarettes be banned from society?
    9. Is it unethical to eat meat?
    10. Should homework be banned

    Interesting and funny debate topics
    1. Do nursery rhymes have secret interior meanings?
    2. What are the advantages of being a man over a woman?
    3. Which of these two are more real – pirates or ninjas?
    4. Do vampires get AIDS from sucking blood that is affected?
    5. Which is better: daydreaming or night dreaming?
    6. Do you think the United States will never have a woman President?
    7. Did God create the universe or did it just occur naturally?
    8. Do we have less face-to-face interaction because of Facebook?
    9. Is there life after death?
    10. Are we aliens of some sort?
  • A good list for debates for middle school kids:

       1.  Should your class be permitted to go on a field trip this year?

       2.  Should students be required to wear uniforms at school?

       3.  Should you be permitted to choose whatever clothes you want to wear outside of school?

       4.  Should you be permitted to have a job such as mowing yards or baby-sitting if your grades are poor?

       5.  Should you be permitted to purchase or buy whatever you want to with your own money or allowance?

       6.  Should you be permitted to get any style of haircut you want?

       7.  Should you be permitted to have a birthday party and invite friends other than family?

       8.  Should you be allowed to go anywhere you want to with your friends?

       9.  Should you be given an allowance or maybe an increase in the amount of your allowance?

    10.  Should you be permitted to go to a PG-13 or R rated movie?

    11.  Should you be permitted to have or attend a sleep-over party?

    12.  Should you be permitted to have a pet?

    13.  Should you be permitted to join any group you want to--basketball, soccer, girl scouts, martial arts, or others?

    14.  Should you be required to do chores around the house?  Which jobs?

    15.  Should you be permitted to have your own bedroom?

    16.  Should you have to dress up for those special occasions that your parents feel are important?

    17.  Should you be allowed to take up any hobby that you want to?

    18.  Should you be allowed to take lessons to play any musical instrument you like?

    19.  Should you be allowed to stay home when the family goes to visit someone for the day?

    20.  Should you be permitted to have a TV in your bedroom?

    21.  Should you be allowed to have your ears pierced or maybe pierce other body parts?

    22.  Should you be allowed to get a tattoo?

    23.  Should you be required to wear mandatory bicycle helmets?

    24.  Should you have homework assignments every night?

    25.  Should there be corporal punishment at school?

    26.  Does society have a right to put someone to death?

    27.  Should you have a curfew?  If so, what time and on what days?

    28.  Should the cafeteria offer fast food lunches instead of cafeteria food.

    29.  Should school hours be changed to 12:00 to 6:00 pm.

    30.  Should students be allowed to bring their pets to school.

    31.  Why their favorite book is better than one the school makes them read.

    32.  Why they should have the freedom to choose their own bedtime.

    33.  Why they should be able to watch a certain program.

    34.  Why they should raise or lower the age to vote, smoke or drink.

    35. Should kids between the ages of ten and thirteen be dropped off at the mall without adult supervision?

    36. Should skateboards be allowed on sidewalks?

    37. Should animals be used for scientific experimentation?

    38. Should Pokemon cardds be allowed in schools?

    and more...

    Television is better than books.

    Girls have it better than boys.

    Cats make better pets than dogs.

    Animals should not be kept in cages.

    Computers should replace teachers.

    School should be two hours longer.

    Beauty is only skin deep.

    The Olympics are a waste of money.

     

    Source:

    http://kiwiyert.tripod.com/ideas_for_debate_topics.htm
  • Another good list for middle school debate topics


    1.  Cellular phones should be allowed in schools. 

    2. Television makes people violent and lazy.

    3. Torture is justified when dealing with terrorists.

    4. Fast food should not be served in schools. 

    5. Peer pressure is more useful than harmful. 

    6. Human cloning should be permitted for progress of humanity.

    7. The United States should allow mercy killing in all states.

    8. People should become vegetarian to save the planet.

    9. Schools should allow online attendance.

    10.  Violent video games make children violent.

    11.  Parents should not purchase toys that are based on fighting and violence for their children.

    12.  Formula one racing should be banned because it wastes fuel.

    13.  SUVs versus Economy cars.

    14.  Plan for the future versus Live for the moment.

    15.  Beauty pageants are good for girls.

    16.  Smoking should be banned.

    17.  Middle schools student must wear uniforms.

    18.  Supreme Court dealings should be broadcasted on television.

    19.  Celebrities are good role models.

    20.  Today’s children are fashion victims.

    21.  Success is more important than happiness.

    22.  Physical education should be compulsory in school.

    23.  Pledge of Allegiance should not be mandatory.

    24.  The U.S. should not send humans into space.

    25.  Medical testing on animals is necessary for progress.

    26.  The United States should ban the death penalty.

    27.  Wal-Mart is a good employer.

     28.  Teenagers should be tried differently than their adult counterparts.

    29.  The Internet has become more harmful than useful.
    The United States use the metric system.

    30.  Girls are better than boys at studying.

    31.  Passive acceptance of a teacher’s knowledge and authority leads to disastrous consequences.

    32.  All educational institutes should be co-ed.

    33.  Organ donation should be obligatory for all American citizens.

    34.  All criminals in America must have the right to vote.

    35.  Wikipedia is a better resource than many libraries.  

    36.  Perseverance and determination are more important than talent to achieve success.

    37.  Great things are done only by individuals who can lead the masses.


    http://www.tutorvista.com/english/debate-topics-for-middle-school?view=simple
  • In general there are many sources for debate topics.

    I like the idea of debating from the news, as it ia both relevant and keeps you updated on the current news.

    Also Debate org has a list of big issues they are tracking, partial debate topic list is below.

    Affirmative Action
    Animal rights
    Barack Obama
    Border Fence
    Capitalism 
    Civil Unions
    Death Penalty
    Drug legalization 
    Electoral College
    Environment Controls
    Electoral College
    Estate Tax
    EU
    Euthanasia 
    Federal Reserve 
    Flat Tax
    Flee Trade
    Gay Marriage
    Global Warming
    Globalization
    Gold Standard
    Gun Rights
    Home Schooling

    Debate topics from personal life and funny debate topics are fine, and occasionally break a streak of serious discussions we often find in US political debates.

    it is important that middle school and high school students learn to debate early on, and there are good lists of debate topics for students.

    To me, it is actuall  less important what debate topics to use, but making sure there is a forum for meaningful debates with sufficient number of knowledgeable debaters, and that is what I found at DebateIsland.
  • inc4tinc4t 162 Pts
    Wikipedia has a comprehensive list of controversial debate topics
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_controversial_issues

    Their topics list is organized among many categories.

    I don't like debate topics list from some other debate sites, as in many cases it's really immature and inappropriate.

    I reviewed the open source debate topics list provided by love2debate, and that is a solid resource.

    I don't see a shortage of debate topics, and to islander507 point, good debaters to debate with are more importamt than good debate topics.




  • agsragsr 818 Pts
    Here are some additional debate topics for formal debates from speechanddebate.org


    Past Topics - Public Forum Debate
    2017-2018 debate topics
    • Resolved: On balance, the current Authorization for Use of Military Force gives too much power to the president.
    • Resolved: The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.
    • Resolved: Spain should grant Catalonia its independence.
    • Resolved: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
    • Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.
    • Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.
    2016-2017 debate topics
    • Resolved: In East Africa, the United States federal government should prioritize its counterterrorism efforts over its humanitarian assistance.
    • Resolved: The United States ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.
    • Resolved: The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution.
    • Resolved: The United States should lift its embargo against Cuba.
    • Resolved: In order to better respond to international conflicts, the United States should significantly increase its military spending.
    • Resolved: The United States should end Plan Colombia.
    • Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy.
    • Resolved: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.
    2015-2016 debate topics
    • On balance, a one-day national primary would be more beneficial for the United States than our current presidential primary process.
    • Resolved: To alleviate income inequality in the United States, increased spending on public infrastructure should be prioritized over increased spending on means-tested welfare programs.
    • Resolved: The United States should withdraw its military presence from Okinawa.
    • Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a carbon tax.
    • Resolved: On balance, economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to Western interests.
    • Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States.
    • Resolved: In response to the current crisis, a government should prioritize the humanitarian needs of refugees over its national interests.
    • Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.
    2014-2015 debate topics
    • Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.
    • Resolved: Committing United States ground combat troops to fight ISIL is in the best interest of the United States.
    • Resolved: In the United States, students should be guaranteed two years of free tuition to a community or technical college.
    • Resolved: On balance, economic globalization benefits worldwide poverty reduction.
    • Resolved: United Nations peacekeepers should have the power to engage in offensive operations.
    • Resolved: For-profit prisons in the United States should be banned.
    • Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.
    • Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities.
    2013-2014 debate topics
    • 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: NATO should strengthen its relationship with Ukraine in order to deter further Russian aggression.
    • April 2014 – Resolved: Prioritizing economic development over environmental protection is in the best interest of the people of India.
    • March 2014 – Resolved: Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American public schools.
    • February 2014 – Resolved: The Supreme Court rightly decided that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act violated the Constitution.
    • January 2014 – Resolved: Development assistance should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa.
    • December 2013 – Resolved: Immigration reform should include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
    • November 2013 – Resolved: The benefits of domestic surveillance by the NSA outweigh the harms.
    • September/October 2013 – Resolved: Unilateral military force by the United States is justified to prevent nuclear proliferation.
    2012-2013 debate topics
    • 2013 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: The benefits of American drone strikes against foreign targets outweigh the harms.
    • April 2013 – Resolved: The continuation of current U.S. anti-drug policies in Latin America will do more harm than good.
    • March 2013 – Resolved: The U.S. government should not require its citizens to have health insurance.
    • February 2013 – Resolved: On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.
    • January 2013 – Resolved: On balance, the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission harms the election process.
    • December 2012 – Resolved: The United States should prioritize tax increases over spending cuts.
    • November 2012 – Resolved – Current U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East undermines our national security.
    • October 2012 – Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change.
    • September 2012 – Resolved: Congress should renew the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
    2011-2012 debate topics
    • 2012 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: Stand Your Ground laws are a legitimate expansion of the doctrine of self defense.
    • April 2012 – Resolved: State mandated administration of childhood vaccinations is justified.
    • March 2012 – Resolved: The United States should suspend all assistance to Pakistan.
    • February 2012 – Resolved: Birthright citizenship should be abolished in the United States.
    • January 2012 – Resolved: The costs of a college education outweigh the benefits.
    • December 2011 – Resolved: In the United States, current income disparities threaten democratic ideals.
    • November 2011 – Resolved: Direct popular vote should replace electoral vote in presidential elections.
    • October 2011 – Resolved: Private sector investment in human space exploration is preferable to public sector investment.
    • September 2011 – Resolved: The benefits of post-9/11 security measures outweigh the harms to personal freedom.
    2010-2011 debate topics
    • 2011 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That the United States should intervene in another nation’s struggle for democracy.
    • April 2011 – Resolved: The United States federal government should permit the use of financial incentives to encourage organ donation.
    • March 2011 – Resolved: North Korea poses a more serious threat to United States national security than Iran.
    • February 2011 – Resolved: Wikileaks is a threat to United States national security.
    • January 2011 – Resolved: In the United States, plea bargaining undermines the criminal justice system.
    • December 2010 – Resolved: Cyberbullying should be a criminal offense.
    • November 2010 – Resolved: High school Public Forum Debate resolutions should not confront sensitive religious issues.
    • October 2010 – Resolved: NATO presence improves the lives of Afghan citizens.
    • September 2010 – Resolved: Allowing deep water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the United States.
    2009-2010 debate topics
    • 2010 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: Current trends in American political dialogue compromise meaningful democratic deliberation.
    • 2010 NCFL Nationals° – Resolved: That the constitutional right of freedom of religion has wrongly evolved into freedom from religion.
    • April 2010 – Resolved: On balance, government employee labor unions have a positive impact on the United States.
    • March 2010 – Resolved: Affirmative action to promote equal opportunity in the United States is justified.
    • February 2010 – Resolved: In the United States, organized political lobbying does more harm than good.
    • January 2010 – Resolved: President Obama’s plan for increasing troops in Afghanistan is in the United States’ best interest.
    • December 2009 – Resolved: That merit pay based on student achievement should be a significant component of K-12 teacher compensation in United States public schools.
    • November 2009 – Resolved: Failed nations are a greater threat to the United States than stable nations.
    • October 2009 – Resolved: When in conflict, the United Nations should prioritize global poverty reduction over environmental protection.
    • September 2009 – Resolved: United States policy on illegal immigration should focus on attrition through enforcement rather than amnesty.
    2008-2009 debate topics
    • 2009 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That the United States should normalize relations with Cuba.
    • 2009 NCFL Nationals° – Resolved: A society has an obligation to ensure adequate health care for its citizens.
    • April 2009 – Resolved: That the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 serves the best interest of the American people.
    • March 2009 – Resolved: That, on balance, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has improved academic achievement in the United States.
    • February 2009 – Resolved: That, on balance, the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) has had a positive impact on the United States.
    • January 2009 – Resolved: That, by 2040, the federal government should mandate that all new passenger vehicles and light trucks sold in the United States be powered by alternative fuels.
    • December 2008 – Resolved: That, on balance, social networking Web sites have a positive impact on the United States.
    • November 2008 – Resolved: That the United States government should implement universal health care modeled after the French system.
    • October 2008 – Resolved: The United States should significantly increase its use of nuclear energy.
    • September 2008 – Resolved: That the United States should implement a military draft.
    2007-2008 debate topics
    • 2008 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: US policies established after September 11, 2001 have substantially reduced the risk of terrorist acts against the United States.
    • 2008 NCFL° Nationals – Resolved: That the US Government should increase social services for indigenous peoples in America.
    • April 2008 – Resolved: That the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 will successfully mitigate economic slowdowns over the next year.
    • March 2008 – Resolved: The US system of presidential primaries is contrary to democratic values.
    • February 2008 – Resolved: That Russia has become a threat to U.S. interests.
    • January 2008 – Resolved: In a democracy, civil disobedience is an appropriate weapon in the fight for justice.
    • December 2007 – Resolved:That the United States would be justified in pursuing military options against Iran.
    • November 2007 – Resolved: That eliminating United States government budget deficits should be prioritized over increasing domestic spending.
    • October 2007 – Resolved: That the United States should encourage the implementation of a soft partition of Iraq.
    • September 2007 – Resolved: That the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated.
    2006-2007 debate topics
    • 2007 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That the private ownership of handguns should be banned in the United States.
    • 2007 NCFL Nationals° – Resolved: That the President and Vice-President of the United States should be elected by a direct vote of the American citizens.
    • April 2007 – Resolved: United States corporations should honor all prior commitments to employee pensions.
    • March 2007 – Resolved: That the quantity of credit available to American consumers should be significantly reduced.
    • February 2007 – Resolved: The costs of legalized casino gambling in the United States outweigh the benefits.
    • January 2007 – Resolved: That lobbyists negatively influence the legislative process in the United States.
    • December 2006 – Resolved: Colleges and Universities in the United States should end their early admission programs.
    • November 2006 – Resolved: That participating in multinational diplomatic efforts is beneficial to U. S. interests.
    • October 2006 – Resolved: Current immigration laws in the United States should be enforced.
    • September 2006 – Resolved: That the benefits of NASA’s space exploration programs justify the costs.
    2005-2006 debate topics
    • 2006 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That the United States government should ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
    • April 2006 – Resolved: That the American media work against the best interest of the American public.
    • March 2006 – Resolved: That big box retailers benefit the communities in which they are located.
    • February 2006 – Resolved: That the policy decisions of the current Israeli government toward the Palestinian state have improved prospects for peace in the Middle East.
    • January 2006 – Resolved: In the United States, public high school science curriculum should include the study of the Theory of Intelligent Design.
    • December 2005 – Resolved: That the National Basketball Association (NBA) should rescind its dress code.
    • November 2005 – Resolved: That the United States federal government should fund Hurricane Katrina relief and rebuilding by ending President Bush’s tax cuts.
    • October 2005 – Resolved: That the United Nations should be the primary agent to lead and direct the fight against terrorism around the world.
    • September 2005 – Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities should be permitted to pay stipends to their Division I athletes.
    2004-2005 debate topics
    • 2005 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That, when a choice is required for public high schools in the United States, government funding should prioritize vocational education over college preparatory education.
    • April 2005 – Resolved: The United States should issue guest worker visas to illegal aliens.
    • March 2005 – Resolved: Student aptitude should be assessed through standardized testing.
    • February 2005 – Resolved: In the United States, the current system of federal income taxation should be replaced by a flat rate income tax.
    • January 2005 – Resolved: The United States Constitution should be amended to establish a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court Justices.
    • December 2004 – Resolved: Corporate offshoring aids in the economic development of the United States.
    • November 2004 – Resolved: The United States government should allow Americans to purchase prescription drugs from other countries.
    • October 2004 – Resolved: In the United States, public opinion polls positively affect the election process.
    • September 2004 – Resolved: That he United States should establish a cabinet-level position to oversee its entire intelligence community.
    2003-2004 debate topics
    • 2004 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: All young adults in every nation should be required to perform at least one full year of national service.
    • April 2004 – Resolved: English should be the official national language of the United States.
    • March 2004 – Resolved: The United States should provide universal health care insurance to all U.S. citizens.
    • February 2004 – Resolved: Americans should be allowed to share copyrighted media over the internet.
    • January 2004 – Resolved: The United States is losing the War on Terror.
    • December 2003 – Resolved: Congress should repeal the No Child Left Behind Act.
    • November 2003 – Resolved: That Federal judges should be elected in their district for a limited term rather than appointed by the President for a life term.
    • October 2003 – Resolved: That the United States should comply with United Nations’ decisions concerning international peacekeeping operations.
    • September 2003 – Resolved: Use of a cell phone should be prohibited while operating a motor vehicle.
    2002-2003 debate topics
    • 2003 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That the United States should assume primary responsibility for the rebuilding of Iraq.
    • April 2003 – Resolved: Awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases should be limited to $250,000.
    • March 2003 – Resolved: Affirmative action should not be practiced in college and university admission.
    • February 2003 – Resolved: The death penalty should be abolished in America.
    • January 2003 – Resolved: The Federal Government should authorize oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.
    • December 2002 – Resolved: The the “Bush” tax cuts should be made permanent.
    • January 2003 – Resolved: The Federal Government should authorize oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.
    • December 2002 – Resolved: The the “Bush” tax cuts should be made permanent.
    • October/November 2002 – Resolved: Commercial airline pilots should be armed in the cockpit.
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