This page contains historical resolutions for Team Policy and Lincoln Douglas, as well as documents relating to the Individual Policy event that was once piloted in Stoa.

TP & LD Resolutions

2018-2019

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its foreign aid.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: Criminal procedure should value truth-seeking over individual privacy.

2017-2018

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its transportation policy.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: Preemptive warfare is morally justified.

2016-2017

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its agriculture and/or food safety policy in the United States.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: The needs of the public ought to be valued above private property rights.

2015-2016

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its trade policy with one or more of the following nations: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: In formal education liberal arts ought to be valued above practical skills. (from October 1, 2015 to January 30, 2016)

Resolved: Developing countries ought to prioritize economic growth over environmental protection. (from February 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016)

2014-2015

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its electronic surveillance law.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: When in conflict, an individual’s freedom of speech should be valued above a community’s moral standards. (from October 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015)

Resolved: The United States federal jurisprudence, the letter of the law ought to have priority over the spirit of the law. (from February 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015)

2013-2014

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its marine natural resource policies.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: The United States has a moral obligation to mitigate international conflicts.

2012-2013

Team Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its foreign military presence and/or foreign military commitments.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: Privacy is undervalued.

2011-2012

Team Policy: Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially reform its revenue generation policies.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: When in conflict, personal freedom ought to be valued above economic security.

2010-2011

Team Policy: Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should significantly reform its policy toward Russia.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: A government’s legitimacy is determined more by its respect for popular sovereignty than individual rights.

2009-2010

Team Policy: Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should significantly reform its environmental policy.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: That competition is superior to cooperation as a means of achieving excellence.

Individual Policy Debate


Individual Policy Debate is no longer a Stoa pilot event.

Read more here

IP Debate Rules 2015-16

IP Ballot 2015-16

IP Ballot for Joy of Tournaments 2015-16

IP Flow Sheet

IP Orientation 2015-16

IP Timer Worksheet

Individual Policy Debate Contacts

Patsy Butman
Joanne Quan
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