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Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens.

Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens.

NSA Surveillance News Tracker Answering terrorism arguments Planet Debate NSDA File Planet Debate Backfile: Privacy v. Societal Interests  Securitization K  Securitization K Answers Evidence from “No Place to Hide: by Glenn Grenwald Update File NSDA — Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens. NCFL — Resolved:  When in conflict Subscribe for Access To More!

Environmental Protection vs. Economic Growth

This essays is from a previous L-D release by Dr. Minh Luong.  I thought it might be helpful for those debating the January-February L-D topic so I’m posting it here. The conflict between environmental protection and economic development actually goes back to the times of ancient civilizations. According to researchers at Radford University in the UK, air pollution from large towns in the form of wood smoke, tanneries, animal manure,

ICC: Quotable Quotes

The ICC is a court of last resort. It will not act if a case is investigated or prosecuted by a national judicial system unless the national proceedings are not genuine, for example if formal proceedings were undertaken solely to shield a person from criminal responsibility. In addition, the ICC only tries those accused of the gravest crimes. – The International Criminal Court http://www.icc-cpi.int/about.html   On the International Criminal Court: “For the

Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, truth-seeking ought to take precedence over attorney-client privilege

Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, truth-seeking ought to take precedence over attorney-client privilege. Introduction The November-December Lincoln-Douglas resolution asks the question of whether or not truth-seeking out to take precedence over attorney-client privilege. In this brief essay, I will review the key terms and discuss they main arguments on each side.  Substantially more evidence (hundreds of cards) and more detailed arguments are available in the Planet Debate

Answering terrorism arguments

[wpfilebase tag=”file” id=27] Introduction – The Advantage & Disadvantage Affirmative cases that claim advantages of stopping terror attacks on US targets are common.  Terrorism advantages have been popular on almost every single debate topic, but they are really very bad. In this essay, I will cover many of the reasons that I think the advantage is terrible. On the 2015-16 high school topic, terrorism is likely to be run as

NCFL 2013: Essay on Just Societies and War Initiation

Resolved:  Just societies should never deliberately initiate war. Introduction and Definitions In this essay, I will review the main definitions in the resolution, identify some of the main Affirmative and Negative arguments that stem from the resolution, and offer some strategic suggestions for both sides based on the arguments that stem from the resolution. Just societies. Generally speaking, “just societies” are societies that are “fair” and “right.”  The fairness and

Bibliography: Just Societies and War Initiation

Resolved: Just societies should never deliberately initiate war.   General Arend, A.C. (2003). International Law and the Preemptive Use of Military Force. www.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/…/03spring_arend.pdf‎ Oscar Schachter, The Right of States to Use Armed Force, 82 MICH. L. REV. 1620, 1634-36 (1984). http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1288499?uid=3739888&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21102276116917 Trumball, Charles. (2012). The Basis of Unit Self-Defense and the Implications for Use of Force. Duke Journal of International & Comparative Law. http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1384&context=djcil M. Baker, ‘Terrorism and the Inherent