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2017 NSDA Nationals Lincoln-Douglas: Civil Liberties vs. National Security

2017 NSDA Nationals Lincoln-Douglas: Civil Liberties vs. National Security

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Big Sky Debate is pleased to release its NSDA Nationals 2017 Lincoln- Douglas resources on civil liberties vs. national security!

The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on May 1, 2017, is:

Resolved: A just government ought to prioritize civil liberties over national security.

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Civil Liberties vs. National Security Index

AFFIRMATIVE

  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: SHOULD NOT CURB LIBERTY FOR SECURITY
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: GIVING TOO MANY SURVEILLANCE POWERS RISKS AUTHORITARIANISM
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: AMERICAN DON’T SUPPORT LONG-TERM DEGRADATION OF LIBERTIES, EVEN FOR SECURITY
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: 4TH AMENDMENT HAS SUFFERED TO FIGHT TERRORISM
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: OUR RIGHTS FRAMEWORK ALREADY BALANCES THINGS LIKE SECURITY IN PROTECTING RIGHTS
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: OMNI POWERFUL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES LIKE THE NSA HURT US SMART POWER
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: POLICES CENTERED ON NATIONAL SECURITY ONLY ARE PRONE TO ABUSE
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: PROMISES THAT CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE KEPT IN MIND ARE UNPERSUASIVE
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: MUST STOP INCREMENTAL DIMINISHMENT OF CIVIL LIBERTIES
  • CIVIL LIBERTIES MORE IMPORTANT: GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE HURTS FREE EXPRESSION
  • COMMUNITARIANISM K ANSWERS: COMMUNITARIANISM MAKES NO SENSE
  • COMMUNITARIANISM K ANSWERS: COMMUNITARIAN IDEALS ARE BASED ON GETTING RID OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
  • COMMUNITARIANISM K ANSWERS: COMMUNITARIANISM FORCES NORMS
  • A/T: INFORMATION FROM SURVEILLANCE, ETC., USEFUL TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • A/T: SUPREME COURT CHECKS NATIONAL SECURITY FOCUS
  • A/T: CHECKS AND BALANCES CHECK NATIONAL SECURITY FOCUS
  • A/T: TECHNOLOGY JUSTIFIES LIMITING LIBERTIES/PROTECTIONS

BALANCE POSITIONS

  • BALANCE POSITION: JUST GOVERNMENTS SHOULD BALANCE BOTH
  • BALANCE POSITION: EFFECTIVE WAYS EXIST TO FIGHT TERRORISM AND BALANCE INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES
  • BALANCE POSITION: US EFFECTIVELY BALANCED LIBERTIES AND SECURITY
  • BALANCE POSITION: AMERICANS WANT BOTH SECURITY AND LIBERTY

NEGATIVE

  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: THREATS JUSTIFY CURBING CIVIL LIBERTIES
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: SECURITY CAN EVEN TRUMP LEGALITY OR SOCIETAL WELFARE
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: HISTORY PROVES THAT WE SHOULD BE MORE PROACTIVE ABOUT MAKING SECURITY THE TOP PRIORITY
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: AMERICANS PREFER SECURITY
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: SURVEILLANCE JUSTIFIED
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: INTELLIGENCE GATHERING CRITICAL TO SECURITY
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MORE IMPORTANT: US PATRIOT ACT GOOD/MILD
  • NATIONAL SECURITY MOST IMPORTANT: RIGHTS MEAN LITTLE WITH TREATS TO LIFE BY TERRORISTS
  • CIVIL LIBERTY PROTECTIONS ANTIQUATED: OUR LAWS ARE LOUSY WITH TECHNOLOGY
  • CURBING CIVIL LIBERTIES GOOD: RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS ARE NOT PERMENENT
  • CURBING LIBERTIES GOOD: CONSTITUTION LAYS OUT THE ABILITY TO CURB LIBERTIES WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES DEMAND IT
  • CURBING LIBERTIES GOOD: AMERICAN MORE CONCERNED ABOUT COMMERCIAL COLLECTION OF PRIVATE DATA THAN GOVERNMENT COLLECTION
  • CURBING LIBERTIES GOOD: MUST AVOID MORAL ABSOLUTISM FOR RIGHTS
  • CURBING LIBERTIES GOOD: FORCING RIGHTS-ONLY ANALYSIS VIOLATES THE COMMON GOOD
  • RIGHTS FOCUS BAD: MUST MAKE RIGHTS FLUID IN A TERRORIST-THREATENED SOCIETY
  • RIGHTS FOCUS BAD: LEADS TO ANTI-DEMOCRATIC THINKING
  • RIGHTS FOCUS BAD: FOCUS ON RIGHTS LIKE PRIVACY THROW OUR SOCIETY OUT OF BALANCE
  • COMMUNITY/COMMUNITARIANISM FOCUS GOOD: PEOPLE MUST BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY
  • A/T: RETROSPECT PROVES WE SHOULD PRIORITIZE CIVIL LIBERTIES
  • A/T: 9/11/PATRIOT ACT PROVE THAT CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE MOST IMPORTANT
  • A/T: AUTHORITIES ABUSE POWER
  • A/T: GOVERNMENT POWER AGAINST INDIVIDUALS HARMS SOCIETY
  • A/T: CIVIL LIBERTY TRUMPS NATIONAL SECURITY

 

 


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