Lincoln Douglas Topics List for 2019-2020

In late July/early August, active coaches and member students may vote online for a new slate of LD topics chosen by the LD Wording Committee at its summer meeting. The 2019 September/October LD topic will be announced August 8.

Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust.

Resolved: The United States ought to grant legal personhood to natural ecosystems.

Resolved: Japan ought to amend Article 9 of its constitution to allow for offensive military capabilities.

Resolved: The United States ought to legalize adult sex work.

Resolved: The intergenerational accumulation of wealth is antithetical to democracy.

Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

Resolved: The United States ought to act as the employer of last resort.

Resolved: A just nation ought not use offensive cyber operations to target civilian infrastructure.

Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.