2013 September/October LD Topic Announced
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The 2013 September/October Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.
In addition, at its spring meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to designate a resolution for NOVICE Lincoln-Douglas Debate to be used in the first two months of a novice season—Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
The Board considered this approach after studying the positive benefits from states that have already adopted this practice. Establishing a resolution for the first two months of the novice season enables the League to create educational materials that can be updated and improved year-to-year, and allow educators to have a consistent topic geared toward novices that will enhance and streamline their novice LD curriculum, particularly after the first year of implementation.
Coaches are encouraged to check with tournament hosts in their area before exclusively prepping for one topic over another.
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