2012-2013 Policy Debate Topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States.
January/February Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic:
Resolved: Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in the United States criminal justice system.
2013 February Public Forum Topic:
Resolved: On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.
À Resolution to Establish a Flat Income Tax
1. Whereas: The U. S. and many states have huge and growing debt levels, and
2. Whereas: The populace is concerned that the wealthy have too many tax advantages
3. and therefore pay less taxes than the middle and lower classes, and
4. Whereas: Debate over tax legislation consumes a disproportionate share of
5. legislators’ time and attention, and
6. Whereas: Currently, not all states collect state income tax and rates are widely varied
7. among those states that do collect income taxes, and
8. Whereas: Many taxpayers maintain residency based on state income tax rates.
9. Be It Resolved By the Congress Here Assembled:
10. All existing United States Federal Government and state government tax codes shall be
11. abolished and the U. S. Federal Government and all state governments shall
12. establish a flat income tax system.
À Resolution to Promote California Corporate Retention
1. Whereas: California is losing business-derived revenues, and
2. Whereas: This loss of revenue has led and will continue to lead to the state’s growing
3. financial crisis, and
4. Whereas: Corporations are moving out of California due in large part to the
5. unfriendly California business environment.
6. Be It Resolved by the Student Congress Here Assembled that:
7. The California Legislature shall modify existing tax codes and business and
8. environmental regulations to attract and retain corporation operations
9. within the state.
À Bill on the Immunization of Children
1. All children must be immunized against common communicable diseases by age four.
2. Section 1. Common communicable childhood diseases, once thought to be eradicated,
3. are now reappearing.
4. Section 2. Common communicable childhood diseases shall be determined and defined
5. by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
6. Section 3. Failure to immunize a child places other children and adults at risk.
7. Section 4. Failure to comply will result in:
8. a. The child will not be allowed to register in any school.
9. b. Children not immunized by age four shall be reported to the District
10. Attorney as a threat to public health and safety.
11. c. Parents or guardians who do not provide immunization for their
12. child shall be prosecuted under the existing child endangerment laws.