The Current Resolution
November 2013: Resolved: The benefits of domestic surveillance by the NSA outweigh the harms.
December 2013: Resolved: Immigration reform should include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
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Resources from prior months
September 2013: Non-Proliferation
Resolved: Unilateral military force by the United States is justified to prevent nuclear proliferation.
April 2013: Drug Policy
Resolved: The continuation of current U.S. anti-drug policies in Latin America will do more harm than good.
March 2013: Health Care
Resolved: The U.S. government should not require its citizens to have health insurance.
February 2013: China Rise
Resolved:On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.
January 2013: Citizens United
Resolved: On balance, the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission harms the election process.
December 2012: Fiscal Cliff
Resolved: The United States should prioritize tax increases over spending cuts.
November 2012: Middle East
Resolved: Current U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East undermines our national security.
October 2012: Climate
Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change.
September 2012: Assault Weapons Ban
Resolved: Congress should renew the Federal Assault Weapons Ban
March 2012: Aid to Pakistan.
Resolved: The United States should suspend all assistance to Pakistan.
February 2012: Birthright citizenship.
Resolved: Birthright citizenship should be abolished in the United States.
January 2012: College costs.
Resolved: The costs of a college education outweigh the benefits
December 2011: Income inequality.
Resolved: In the United States, current income disparities threaten democratic ideals.
November 2011: Electoral College.
Resolved: Direct popular vote should replace electoral vote in presidential elections.