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New Topics Posted!

August 15, 2008

The new topics to start the 2008-2009 season of Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum have been posted!

 2008 September/October Lincoln Financial Group/NFL LD Debate Topic:
Resolved: It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people.

 

 

 

2008 September Public Forum Debate Topic:
Resolved: That the United States should implement a military draft.

 

Let’s get researching!!

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30 comments

  1. I am so excited to be in debate this year! This months topics are going to be good ones.


  2. Wow the first day of debate blew my mind. The first thing I read was the LD topic and I sat there for the first half of class just thinking about it. I don’t think I got an opinion about it until after I thought about it more the night after.


  3. I am really looking forward to debate this year; i think that this class will help me later on in the future because i want to go to college for criminal justice. : )


  4. Debate was so fun the first day. I can’t wait for the rest of the year. I am so excited for the years topics because they are really good. I always wanted to join debate because I want to go to college and become a lawyer, and i really think that debate can help me with that goal.


  5. I LOVE BEING IN DEBATE THIS YEAR IT WILL GIVE ME A CHANCE TO ARGUE AND NOT GET IN TROUBLE FOR IT AND I LOVE THAT.


  6. I’m so excited, I want to start debating these topics already. I plan to have a fabulous time in debate this year.


  7. i think batman is not a superhero i think he is just a hero because he has no super poweres like superman hes just a rich person who buys things and uses them for good soo ya i think he isnt a superhero hes just a hero

    what do u think is batman a superhero are do u agree with me that he is just a hero¿


  8. I looked up the definition of a superhero in dictionary.com and this is what came up
    A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime.
    so technically batman is not a superhero
    but i like to think of him as a superhero
    sure he doesn’t have super powers, but he saves Gotham city just the same as superman would’ve.


  9. Umm Yeh… Its Seem pretty fun and controversial, so yup for sure I am looking forward to talking about these in class…. Yup Yup.


  10. Batman is Not A superhero because he doesn’t have powers only gadgets


  11. you told me to so I did


  12. I commented and batman is to a super hero


  13. looking forward for debate this year


  14. it’s me devan johnson i cant wait to debate it’s the main thing i wanted to do in high school the first day was amazing i read the military draft question and the policy debate was what i wanted to do any ways and i am totally opposed to military draft if the government issued a draft you would be required to go to war and that would take our rights and freedoms away we signed a constitution to keep us a free independent democracy not a monarchy i mean come on!!!! and besides if we took “farm boys” to war they would not fight well they dont get training and they wont fight hard for some thing they dont want to do think of it this way if you told a 5 year old to eat his veggies then odds are he wont want to but if you put a cause such as if you eat the veggies you get ice cream then he will hence you cant force people to go to war or they wont fight well if you want soldiers then you should make joining the military more appealing but you cant take our freedoms and rights away or you will be destroying what america is and thus destroying what you forced them to fight for so once again they wont fight well if the government issues another military draft we wont have the right to call us a free and independent nation which would make a mockery of those who gave thier lives willingly to keep us free it would also mock the declaration of independence and 200 years of tradition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks,
    The Poet
    A.K.A. Devan Johnson


  15. bat amn has no super powers so he is not a super hero just a kick but hero not super


  16. Obviously a better place to “Blog It” than the Misc. Debate section, so here is my message copied again, where other people might actually read it! XD

    “A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime.”
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/superhero

    A direct quote form the American Herritage Dictionary, proving that Batman is not, by definition, a SUPERhero, just a hero.

    Plus, the Dictionary is a much better sourse, as far as credentials go, as opposed to Wikipedia.org


  17. I LOVE to argue!!! i also usually win. i have an excellent memory and i’m super excited cuz the job i really want is forensic anthropologist. to do that you have to go into court all the time and show them the facts you’ve learned. and batman is an amazing dude but he isn’t a SUPERhero. dang


  18. BTW jillard willard is actually jill fairchild. jillard willard scott has been my nickname like forever


  19. Yeah, too bad Batman isn’t a superhero. He’s still pretty cool, but, alas, not a superhero. for anybody intersted in getting to know people form the other debate team at Skyview or vise versa, go ahead and chack out http://shsnhsdebate.19.forumer.com/index.php

    It’s a work in progress, but, hey, sool she’ll be working at full capacity and will be able for everybody to use and discuss things and blah blah blah happy day!

    I definately look forward to seeing all the first years who come to Team Night tommorrow, look for the guy with long curly hair, you’ll know who it is, trust me…XD


  20. i think that one person should not be killed for the benifit on others if he or she is inocent beacuse they have no reason to be judged of that sentence if not guilty of a charge worth getting the death sentence, on the other hand if this person was holding hostages(sp) and this person had to die for the hostages to live(and the person holing them did some thing bad.) he should die. But like the fat man in the whole i think he should have lived…


  21. debate os noyt all bad io have class with alot of kids that have soem potential and i can’t wait to see wjat all we can do and see if we do win anything i know we will it’s nampa high, and those of ou that that don;’t know BATMAN IS A FREAKING SUPERHERO i can’t wait to see what we have to look forward to fort he rest of the this school year.

    EmOkidnic, aka nic alphin


  22. this is nic again i have been looking around this sight and i have found alot fo good information and for the most part i have found LD to be the mose interesting to me., i hope everyone has a chance to explore this sight and get involved with this debate team.,. it’s amazing times,

    peace out nic alphin AKA EmOkidnic


  23. Hey yall, Debate this year is going to be great!!!!!
    It’s great being able to out of state to tournaments and stuff, NHS is going to have a great year this year!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Well, from a logical stance, its better to lose one innocent life than lose five innocent lives. Inactivaty would cause 5 innocents to die, making it even worse than one. If you don’t kill 1, your lack of taking that life will kill five, which is just like you killing five. Benefit Morally Outweighs Cost in this topic.


  25. It does make sense to kill one person for many others lifes. But no matter what someone is going to die. Maybe that one person is the president and that other people are murders… I just depends on morals.


  26. The topic says all five are innocent, so you can’t use the murderers argument.


  27. Yeah. I love Debate. All you other school better watch out, cause Skyview is coming strong. WE ARE THE GREAT DEBATERS!!!!


  28. We are not the great debaters, we are the Master-Debaters…duh. lol

    Our shirts this year (are we getting shirts to buy?) need to say “If we don’t beat you ing the round, We’ll beat you in the parking lot…” and the back would just say “SHS Debate”


  29. Alright first things first Batman is a cool dude but he is not a superhero try not to be to bummed out. 2nd I get to debate the whole should one die to save others so i love your guys comments on it thanks. I have never debated something like that and i am a little nervous about it. So any advice is greatly appriciated. And Third I love the shirt idea i swear i will buy one.And Lastly Debate rox! Yeah i think that’s it. Ha ha alright im done C ya
    Page King 🙂


  30. hello ms. miller glad to be in your debate class



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