- End Presidential Executive Privilege!
- CRISPR/Cas9 will do more harm than good.
- All currently illegal drugs should be legalized, regulated, and taxed.
- The US federal government should regulate cryptocurrency.
Impose term limits on the US Congress
- Cancel culture does more good than harm.
- Abolish the CIA!
Additional impromptu topics will be selected from current events & enduring ethical controversies
The tournament will consist of four rounds.
Two of the rounds will cover two pre-announced topics (usually announced about four weeks prior to the event) and two rounds will include two extemporaneous motions for debate. Impromptu topics, drawn from current events and notable public policy issues, are announced twenty minutes prior to debates. Pre-announced and impromptu topics can be in any round order.
Rounds three and four are power-matched and at some tournaments (time permitting) we will have a final public debate between the top two teams on a third extemporaneous topic.
Please note: the timing of the East Coast tournaments will start at 11am and the West Coast tournaments will start at noon.
|11am – 12 pm||Registration|
|12 - 12:30 pm||General Assembly and Welcome|
|12:30 - 2pm||Round 1|
|2:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Round 2|
|3:30 - 4:00 pm||Snack|
|4:00 - 5:30 pm||Round 3|
|5:30 - 7:00 pm||Round 4|
|7:00 - 7:30 pm||Break/Coaches Meeting|
|7:30 - 7:45 pm||Awards Announced|
|7:45 - 8:15 pm||Public Debate Finals|
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