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The NSDA Congressional Debate Docket (Middle School)

May 23, 2015
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NSDA high school review

Preliminary Legislation

A bill to abolish for profit prisons

Pro essay

Con essay

Bibliography

Icon of For Profit Prisons For Profit Prisons -- Subscribers Only (761.6 KiB)

A bill to expand Power Africa

Icon of Power Africa Power Africa -- Subscribers Only (92.6 KiB)

Icon of Climate Change Answers Climate Change Answers -- Subscribers Only (197.1 KiB)

Icon of Foreign Aid Fails Foreign Aid Fails -- Subscribers Only (498.5 KiB)

Bibliography

Essay — Climate Change

A resolution to fund the creation of a smart Grid in the US

Bibliography

Icon of Smart Grid Smart Grid -- Subscribers Only (82.5 KiB)

Icon of Climate Change Answers Climate Change Answers -- Subscribers Only (197.1 KiB)

Essay — Climate Change

A bill to demilitarize police forces

Icon of Community Policing and Police Militarization Community Policing and Police Militarization -- Subscribers Only (61.1 KiB)

Community policing bibliography

Police militarization bibliography

A bill to ban state run lotteries

Bibliography

Icon of State Lotteries State Lotteries -- Subscribers Only (59.5 KiB)

A bill to increase transparency within the NSA

Icon of NSA Transparency NSA Transparency -- Subscribers Only (121.4 KiB)

Bibliography

A bill to legalize the use of copyright sources for user generated content

Icon of Copyright Copyright -- Subscribers Only (53.4 KiB)

Bibliography

A constitutional amendment to reform the electoral college

Icon of Electoral College Good Bad (11-26-2016) Electoral College Good Bad (11-26-2016) -- Subscribers Only (787.0 KiB)

A bill to increase military aid to Southeast Asia

Icon of AT Asia Pivot AT Asia Pivot -- Subscribers Only (230.1 KiB)

Icon of AT Asia US Military Readiness AT Asia US Military Readiness -- Subscribers Only (201.9 KiB)

Icon of Asia Pivot Good Asia Pivot Good -- Subscribers Only (169.4 KiB)

See also: Deterring without Dominance: Discouraging Chinese Adventurism under Austerity and
Uncharted Waters: Extended Deterrence and Maritime Disputes

A resolution to improve funding for FFA (and fund it by cutting foreign aid)

Icon of Foreign Aid Fails Foreign Aid Fails -- Subscribers Only (498.5 KiB)

Icon of Foreign Aid Good Foreign Aid Good -- Subscribers Only (121.8 KiB)

Note: Arguments in favor of Power Africa (above) are arguments against this proposal.

A bill to create a federal flat tax

Icon of Flat Tax Bad Flat Tax Bad -- Subscribers Only (183.0 KiB)

A resolution to allow after school academies and enrichment programs to compete at the NSDA National Championships

A bill to provide Yemen with an aid package to fight against Houthi Rebel

Icon of Yemen Aid Yemen Aid -- Subscribers Only (89.1 KiB)

Icon of Foreign Aid Fails Foreign Aid Fails -- Subscribers Only (498.5 KiB)

Icon of Foreign Aid Good Foreign Aid Good -- Subscribers Only (121.8 KiB)

Bibliography

A resolution to amendment the Constitution to make abortion illegal except when a mother’s life is at risk

Icon of Abortion Rights Good Abortion Rights Good -- Subscribers Only (877.5 KiB)

Icon of Abortion Bad Abortion Bad -- Subscribers Only (446.5 KiB)

A bill to ban discrimination of any marriage relationship to insure personal freedom and liberty (between consenting adults, includes as per the bill, gay marriage and polygamy)

Icon of Polygamy Polygamy -- Subscribers Only (80.2 KiB)

Icon of Federalism and Marriage Federalism and Marriage -- Subscribers Only (97.3 KiB)

Polygamy bibliography

Gay marriage and the First Amendment

A resolution to improve the quality of teachers (teacher tenure)

Bibliography

Icon of Teacher Tenure Teacher Tenure -- Subscribers Only (87.0 KiB)

Icon of Education Achievement Gap Education Achievement Gap -- Subscribers Only (144.5 KiB)

A bill to abolish the US postal service

Icon of Postal Service Privatization Postal Service Privatization -- Subscribers Only (82.4 KiB)

Bibliography

A resolution to improve homeland security

Essay — The terror threat

Essay — Answering terrorism arguments

Icon of DA -- Terrorism Disadvantage DA -- Terrorism Disadvantage -- Subscribers Only (784.6 KiB)

Icon of Terrorism Answers Terrorism Answers -- Subscribers Only (1.0 MiB)

Icon of Cybersecurity Impacts Cybersecurity Impacts -- Subscribers Only (265.5 KiB)

Icon of Cyberwar Cyberterrorism Cybersecurity Answers Cyberwar Cyberterrorism Cybersecurity Answers -- Subscribers Only (298.4 KiB)

Bibliography

A resolution supporting Israel’s Iron Dome

Bibliography

Icon of Israel US Relations Good Israel US Relations Good -- Subscribers Only (344.0 KiB)

Icon of Israel Aid And Iron Dome Israel Aid And Iron Dome -- Subscribers Only (144.2 KiB)

Related: Israel military aid bibliography

A bill to require body cameras for all law enforcement officers

Icon of Police Body Cameras Police Body Cameras -- Subscribers Only (102.3 KiB)

Bibliography

A bill to regulate the Non Proliferation Treaty

Essay — Background on nuclear proliferation

Icon of Prolif-Good-Core Prolif-Good-Core -- Subscribers Only (234.9 KiB)

Icon of Prolif-Bad-Impacts Prolif-Bad-Impacts -- Subscribers Only (396.9 KiB)

A bill to modify the home interest tax deduction

Icon of Mortgage Interest Deduction Mortgage Interest Deduction -- Subscribers Only (94.8 KiB)

Bibliography

A bill to require universal chargers

I can’t find any articles discussing this proposal. I think it is something that someone just “made up,” so you will need to just use some logical arguments for and against it.

A bill to search for New Clean Water Source

I can’t find any articles discussing this proposal. I think it is something that someone just “made up,” so you will need to just use some logical arguments for and against it.

*Semifinals

A resolution to amend the Constitution to enact Supreme Court justice term limits

Icon of Suprem Court Term Limits Suprem Court Term Limits -- Subscribers Only (116.7 KiB)

Bibliography

A bill to reform mental health care

Bibliography

Icon of Community Mental Health Care Community Mental Health Care -- Subscribers Only (97.3 KiB)

A resolution to reduce American and Chinese nuclear stockpiles

Bibliography

Icon of China Nuclear Modernization answers China Nuclear Modernization answers -- Subscribers Only (486.5 KiB)

Icon of Weaponitis/Arms Control Fails Weaponitis/Arms Control Fails -- Subscribers Only (203.0 KiB)

A bill to stabilize world oil markets

Icon of AT Oil Shocks AT Oil Shocks -- Subscribers Only (211.8 KiB)

Icon of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Strategic Petroleum Reserve -- Subscribers Only (86.9 KiB)

Bibliography (SPR)

A bill to implement a cap & trade program

Icon of Cap And Trade Good Cap And Trade Good -- Subscribers Only (591.5 KiB)

Icon of Cap And Trade Bad Cap And Trade Bad -- Subscribers Only (505.5 KiB)

A bill to instate the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2013”

Bibliography

Icon of Glass-Stegall Restoration Glass-Stegall Restoration -- Subscribers Only (59.6 KiB)

A bill to create the State of New Columbia to Enfranchise DC residents

Bibliography

Icon of DC Statehood DC Statehood -- Subscribers Only (66.5 KiB)

A bill to repeal the Cadillac tax

Bibliography

Icon of Cadillac Health Plans Cadillac Health Plans -- Subscribers Only (86.2 KiB)

Poverty Elimination Act of 2015

Negative income tax bibliography

Icon of Negative Income Tax Negative Income Tax -- Subscribers Only (116.7 KiB)

Entitlements bibliography

A bill to improve America’s infrastructure funding

Icon of Keynesian-Economics-Bad- Keynesian-Economics-Bad- -- Subscribers Only (67.4 KiB)

Icon of National Infrastructure Bank Spending Bad National Infrastructure Bank Spending Bad -- Subscribers Only (130.9 KiB)

Icon of National Infrastructure Bank Spending Good National Infrastructure Bank Spending Good -- Subscribers Only (502.3 KiB)

A bill to end military aid to Israel

Bibliography

Icon of Israel US Relations Good Israel US Relations Good -- Subscribers Only (344.0 KiB)

Icon of Israel Aid And Iron Dome Israel Aid And Iron Dome -- Subscribers Only (144.2 KiB)

**Finals Legislation

A bill to incentivize voting in federal elections

Icon of Voting Incentives Voting Incentives -- Subscribers Only (52.9 KiB)

Bibliography

A bill to repeal the War Powers Act

Icon of War Powers Resolution And Consultation War Powers Resolution And Consultation -- Subscribers Only (85.4 KiB)

War Powers Resolution Bib
War Powers Act of 2014 Bib

A bill to establish a national date for Presidential primaries

Icon of National Primary National Primary -- Subscribers Only (93.9 KiB)

Bibliography

A constitutional amendment to limit campaign financing

Bibliography

Icon of Citzens United And Campaign Finance Citzens United And Campaign Finance -- Subscribers Only (291.2 KiB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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