2018-19 Lincoln-Douglas Resolutions and Resources


  • Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression.
  • Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.
  • Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust.
  • Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
  • Resolved: The European Union ought to use economic pressure to combat the spread of illiberal democracy among its members.
  • Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.
  • Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to adopt carbon pricing .
  • Resolved: The United States ought to ban the use of eminent domain for economic development takings.
  • Resolved: Violent revolution is a just response to political oppression.