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2003-2004 Lincoln Douglas Topics
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2003-2004 LD Debate Topics


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2004 NFL Lincoln Douglas Debate Topics

  1. A just government ought to value the redistribution of wealth over property rights.
  2. In the United States, the use of race as a deciding factor in college admissions is just.
  3. As a general principle, individuals have an obligation to value the common good above their own interests.
  4. Individual claims of privacy ought to be valued above competing claims of societal welfare.
  5. The United States has a moral obligation to promote democratic ideals in other nations.
  6. Media monopolization is antithetical to the public's right to know.
  7. Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
  8. A government's obligation to protect the environment ought to take precedence over its obligation to promote economic development.
  9. Even if a disclosure is legally permissible, journalists have an ethical obligation to limit material released to the public.
  10. A just society ought to value the legal rights of people with mental illness above its obligation to protect itself.

The Rest of the 2003 Topics

  1. The United States has a moral obligation to mitigate international conflicts.
  2. A society has a moral obligation to redress its historical injustices.
  3. When in conflict, a business' responsibility to itself ought to be valued above its responsibility to society.
  4. In the U.S. judicial system, truth seeking ought to take precedence over privileged communication.
  5. In the United States, federal control is the best way to improve public education.
  6. In Constitutional conflicts, the "establishment of religion" clause should be given priority over the "free exercise" clause.
  7. Government limitations on political campaign spending are antithetical to democratic ideals.

Panther Debate. Sean Bennett 2003