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Resolved: When in conflict, an individual’s freedom of speech should be valued above a community’s moral standards.
Resolved: In the United States federal jurisprudence, the letter of the law ought to have priority over the spirit of the law.
Lincoln Douglas Value Debate
* Also called LD or Values Debate
(Values are principles which are recognized by a society, culture, or group.)
* Debaters will be defining, analyzing and arguing values.
* One-on-One debate (one affirmative, one negative)
* One full LD debate round lasts up to 45 minutes.
arguments in the Round
AC CX NC CX 1AR NR 2AR
other observers in the room.
After looking over your flow sheet and considering all of the arguments, you must decide who, in your opinion, won this debate round.
Affirmative or Negative
Note: The person with the higher speaker points does not necessarily win the debate round.
Does the affirmative interpretation correspond with the resolution?
Has the affirmative:
Has the negative:
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