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Potential 2020-1 LD Topics

September/October 2020

  • Resolved: The United States ought to adopt a proportional representation system for elections to the House of Representatives.
  • Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.
  • Resolved: Social media companies ought to be legally responsible for content posted by users on their platforms.

November/December 2020

  • Resolved: In the United States, workers ought to have the legal right to vote for representatives on corporate boards.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to legalize adult sex work.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.

January/February 2021

  • Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to expand the application of the Public Trust Doctrine to wildlife habitats.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to end its use of secondary sanctions on other countries.

March/April 2021

  • Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to recognize a positive right to reproduce.
  • Resolved: Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising is unethical.

National Tournament 2021

  • Resolved: A wealth tax is just.
  • Resolved: Sin taxes are unjust.
  • Resolved: A public health emergency justifies limiting civil liberties.