November 2017 – Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership. December 2005 – Resolved: That the National Basketball Association (NBA) should rescind its dress code. November/December – Resolved: the U.S. has a moral obligation to mitigate international conflicts. 2009 NCFL Nationals° – Resolved: When in conflict, the preservation of minority cultural values ought to be valued above the preservation of a unified national culture. March/April – Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice. February 2011 – Resolved: Wikileaks is a threat to United States national security. 2013 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Oppressive government is more desirable than no government. THW compensate individuals who are criminally prosecuted and found not guilty. December 2015 – Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States. Resolved: That the federal government should adopt the policy of equalizing educational opportunity throughout the nation by means of annual grants to the several states for public elementary and secondary education. September/October 2018 – Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations. THBT the music industry is all about the industry and not about the music. September/October – Resolved: Public High school students in the United States ought not be required to pass standardized exit exams to graduate. This legislation is blind-reviewed by a committee that selects legislation from among a variety of geographic areas for debate, along with final session legislation provided by senior fellows with the Stennis Center for Public Service. March/April – Resolved: The United States is justified in using private military firms abroad to pursue its military objectives. January will be this topic area, and I will vote between these two resolutions” etc. March/April/May – Resolved: when they are in conflict, the principle of privileged communication ought to be subordinate to the maintenance of law and order. April 2015 – Resolved: Committing United States ground combat troops to fight ISIL is in the best interest of the United States. October 2012 – Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change. October/November 2002 – Resolved: Commercial airline pilots should be armed in the cockpit. January/February – Resolved: a government’s obligation to protect the environment ought to take precedence over its obligation to promote economic development. September 2010 – Resolved: Allowing deep water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the United States. April 2020 – Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. March/April – Resolved: the public’s right to know ought to be valued above U.S. national security interests. The winning resolution received 61% of the coach vote and 67% of the student vote. Resolved: That the legal voting age should be reduced to eighteen years. September/October 2015 – Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans. Resolved: That all American citizens should be subject to conscription for essential service in time of war. February 2014 – Resolved: The Supreme Court rightly decided that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act violated the Constitution. Two brothers and rivals - one a villain, or "heel," in the ring; the other a hero, or "face," war over their late father's wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia. NEW IN 2020-2021: The Public Forum Wording Committee will create a topic area with two resolutions for each topic cycle. March/April – Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. 2006 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: That the United States government should ratify the Kyoto Protocol. 2005 NCFL Nationals° – Resolved: the primary purpose of formal education ought to be to impart knowledge. January 2012 – Resolved: The costs of a college education outweigh the benefits. November 2014 – Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms. March/April – Resolved: military conscription is a superior alternative to a voluntary army. 2012 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: A government has the obligation to lessen the economic gap between its rich and poor citizens. November/December – Resolved: A victim’s deliberate use of deadly force is a just response to repeated domestic violence. Resolved: To alleviate income inequality in the United States, increased spending on public infrastructure should be prioritized over increased spending on means-tested welfare programs. THBT the sharing economy will lead to a more socially just marketplace. September 2003 – Resolved: Use of a cell phone should be prohibited while operating a motor vehicle. November/December – Resolved: the United States has a moral obligation to promote democratic ideals in other nations. September/October – Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory. Resolved: That the English cabinet method of legislation is more efficient than the committee system is in the United States. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States. The PF Wording Committee chooses a number of debate topic areas and resolutions that fit within those topic areas at its summer meeting. THW establish an international cap and trade system for refugees. December 2014 – Resolved: For-profit prisons in the United States should be banned. 2007 NCFL Nationals° – Resolved: That judicial activism is unjust in a democracy. October 2011 – Resolved: Private sector investment in human space exploration is preferable to public sector investment. 2010 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: Current trends in American political dialogue compromise meaningful democratic deliberation. Resolved: That the United States should establish an alliance with Great Britain. March/April – Resolved: the possession of nuclear weapons is immoral. November/December Topic – Resolved: The abuse of illegal drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice. November/December – Resolved: all United States citizens ought to perform a period of national service. THW ban the use of artificial turf by student athletes. November 2011 – Resolved: Direct popular vote should replace electoral vote in presidential elections. 2007 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression. March 2005 – Resolved: Student aptitude should be assessed through standardized testing. Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee. Resolved: The NSA should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. 1987 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: when they are in conflict, the right to a free press is a higher priority than the right to a fair trial. January/February – Resolved: an oppressive government is more desirable than no government. Resolved: The United States federal government should establish a policy substantially increasing the number of persons serving in one or more of the following national service programs: AmeriCorps, Citizen Corps, Senior Corps, Peace Corps, Learn and Serve America, Armed Forces. October 2004 – Resolved: In the United States, public opinion polls positively affect the election process. THW allow persons to legally identify with a race they were not born into. January/February – Resolved: in the United States, a journalist’s right to shield confidential sources ought to be protected by the First Amendment. 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament – Resolved: NATO should strengthen its relationship with Ukraine in order to deter further Russian aggression. THBT illegal immigrants create a net gain in the economy. January 2003 – Resolved: The Federal Government should authorize oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.