This is a collection of resources available to students participating in the Lincoln-Douglas debate series.
2013 National Tournament Topic
Resolved: Oppressive government is more desirable than no government.
"The Nature of Government," by Ayn Rand
"Ayn Rand Was Pro-Government," by Don Watkins
Principles of a Free Society (website)
NFL March/April 2013 Topic
Resolved: The United States is justified in intervening in the internal political processes of other countries to attempt to stop human rights abuses.
Winning the Unwinnable War, by Elan
Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America, by
Goes Global: Did Paul Ryan Take His Foreign Policy from Ayn Rand?” by Elan Journo
Ryan, Ayn Rand, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” by Elan Journo
NFL November/December 2012 Topic
Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens.
Health Care Is Not A Right by Dr. Leonard Peikoff
Thinking Clearly About Health Care by Don Watkins
Additional Health Care Op-Eds by various authors
NFL 2012 Nationals
Resolved: A government has the obligation to lessen the economic gap between its rich and poor citizens.
The "On Your Own" Economy, by Don Watkins & Yaron Brook
America Before the Entitlement State, by Don Watkins & Yaron Brook
The Entitlement State is Morally Bankrupt, by Don Watkins & Yaron Brook
It's Time to Kill the Robin Hood Myth, by Don Watkins & Yaron Brook
How About Tax Reparations for the Rich?, by Don Watkins & Yaron Brook
NFL March/April 2012 Topic
Resolved: Targeted killing is a morally permissible foreign policy tool.
Video Lecture: "The Morality of War", by Yaron Brook
Killing of Bin Laden, by Elan Journo
Israel's Targeted Killing of Sheikh Yassin Justified, by David Holcberg
NFL 2011 Nationals
Resolved: When forced to choose, a just government ought to prioritize universal human rights over its national interest.
Libya vs. U.S. self-interest, by Elan Journo
Foreign Policy and Self-Interest, by Peter Schwartz
Video Lecture: "America’s Foreign Policy: Self-Interest vs. Self-Sacrifice", by Peter Schwartz
"Just War Theory" vs. American Self-Defense, by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein
The "Forward Strategy" for Failure, by Yaron Brook and Elan Journo
The Road to 9/11: How America’s Selfless Policies Unleashed the Jihadists, by Elan Journo
Democracy vs. Victory: Why the "Forward Strategy of Freedom" Had to Fail, by Yaron Brook
Obama Whitewashes Iran, by Elan Journo
The Foreign Policy of Guilt, by Onkar Ghate and Yaron Brook