Archive for September, 2008


More Deep Thoughts for LD

September 23, 2008

These should be helpful in formulating arguments about the October Lincoln Douglas Topic!

LD Affirmative Arguments September/October Topic

Block Arguments Against Kant’s Categorical Imperative

LD Negative Arguments September/October Topic

Block Arguments Against Utilitarianism


Student Congress Resources

September 16, 2008

Doing Congress? Check out these great websites that will help you put it all together to become an award winning legislator!

Bill & Resolution Templates – as well as a generator to turn your legislation into a pdf!

Learn Congress terminology and procedures and take a tutorial!

Student instructions for congress.


Got Questions?

September 16, 2008

Chris C. has started a debate forum blog for people to post questions and have them answered by varsity debaters! Great way to access information when you get stumped!

Check it out at

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Deep Thoughts on the LD Topic

September 12, 2008

Looking to go deeper into the moral issue of killing one innocent person to save more innocent people?

Check out this information from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy!

Doing vs. Allowing Harm

The Rule of Consequentialism


CX Debate

September 12, 2008

OK Policy people, it’s time to cannonball into the world of research!

Don’t know where to get started?

Check out the free resources at


But don’t forget, don’t bother researching anything that doesn’t apply to the novice case list…as interesting as it might be, you need to focus your attention on the issues below:

1.      Energy:  Wind Power

The USFG should increase the production tax credit for the development of wind energy in the United States.

2.     Energy: Solar Photovoltaic Cells

The USFG should increase the production tax credit for the development of solar power.

3.     Energy: Geothermal

The USFG should provide tax credit for the commercial use of geothermal energy in the United States.

4.     Energy: Bio-Fuels

The USFG should provide funding for the research and development of Bio-Fuels energy.

5.     Energy: Nuclear

The USFG should employ incentives to increase the use and development of nuclear power.


Final Tournament Schedule for 2008-2009

September 3, 2008

Here are the tournaments my teams will attend during the upcoming season!

Date                  Name                        Location

10/18                     Meridian Novice                Meridian H.S. 

10/24 – 10/25        Lions & Christians             Borah H.S. (Boise) 

11/7-11/8             Hillcrest                             Hillcrest H.S. (Idaho Falls)

11/14-11/15         Rocky Mountain                Rocky Mt. H.S. (Meridian) 

12/13                     Columbia Speech              Columbia H.S. (Nampa) 

1/7-1/10                 Gonzaga University           Gonzaga (Spokane, WA)  

1/23-1/24             Eagle                                 Eagle H.S. 

2/6-2/7                 U-Bus-2-Us                      Mountain Home H.S. 

2/12-2/14             NFL Qualifier                     TBD        

2/28                       District Debate                  Mountain View H.S. (Meridian)

3/13-3/14              State Debate                      Idaho Falls

4/14                        District Speech                  Vallivue H.S. (Caldwell)

4/17-4/18              State Speech                      Skyview H.S. (Nampa)


Public Forum October Topic

September 3, 2008

Hey PFers!

The October Topic has just been released! It was fun learning about the Military Draft, but this will be the topic we debate for our first tournaments!



The United States should significantly increase its use of nuclear energy.

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