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Essay — Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

October 30, 2016
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 ALL LD RESOURCES Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers. Introduction The November-December L-D topic deals with the question of whether or not qualified immunity for police officers should be limited, which is a very important question. In this essay, I will review the key terms of the resolution, provide…

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Answering Nuclear Power Research Requests — October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016
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All nuclear power resources What are some downfalls of reducing nuclear power? A Ban on nuclear power would likely substantially undermine the economy because it would cause energy prices to skyrocket. This is explained in my Intro essay. There is also evidence in this update to support this argument, including evidence that even taking a…

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In a just democracy, elections for public office should be solely financed through public funding.

April 24, 2016
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Related bibliography – campaign finance Background Publicly funded elections Public funding in US political campaigns A check box on your tax return helped kill public campaign funding Sanders, Clinton want campaign finance overhaul but face huge obstacles The Constitution and campaign finance Last rights of public campaign finance Proposals to eliminate public financing of Presidential…

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Resolved: The United States ought to promote democracy in the Middle East (Intro)

February 28, 2016
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Affirmative Essay  Negative Essay Current Bibliography Bibliography Introduction The Lincoln-Douglas resolution asks the question of whether or not the US should promote democracy in the Middle East. This is a very complex resolution that really asks many different questions – (a) Should the United States promoted democracy at all? (b) Is any democracy promotion effective?…

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Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of hand guns ought to be banned (Bibliography)

December 2, 2015
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Relevant Court Cases DC v . Heller DC v. Heller is the seminal Supreme Court case for this topic.  It argued that Washington, D.C.’s ban on hand guns in the home was unconstitutional. Chicago v. McDonald This related supreme court case says that the Second Amendment applies to the states and that Chicago’s ban on…

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Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices (Affirmative)

August 17, 2015
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SUBSCRIBE TODAY!  ONLY $49 FOR FULL SITE ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR! Topic File — More topic resources Intro Essay  Negative Essay Bibliography Introduction There are three topics to cover related to the Affirmative. First I will discuss the rationales for providing autonomous decision-making for minors in medical care and second I will…

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