Personal Freedom vs Economic Security

Personal Freedom vs Economic Security

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The following consists of the complete season releases from for the Lincoln-Douglas value topic listed below. Upon purchase, you will have access to a ZIP file containing the material listed. Take note of the release dates, as the timing may conflict with arguments of the current year.

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

Original Release of Red Book - August 1, 2011
  • Section 1: Articles
    • 1: Hello, Resolution
      • Dichotomy of an Endless Sort
      • Bunny Trails
      • Definitions in the Resolution
      • CPR: Contemplating Philosophers in the Resolution
      • Personal Freedom
      • Basic Economics
    • 2: In Theory, Anyway…
      • Free the Hamster
      • How to Write a Case in 60 Seconds or Less
      • How to Run a Kritik Without Hating Yourself
    • 3: Big Ideas
      • The Fate of a Fawn
      • Capitalism
      • Protect Us! Just… Not Too Much
      • Getting What You Deserve
      • One Economist to Rule Them All
      • Entrepreneurship
  • Section 2: Cases
    • Affirmative
      • We Can Be Heroes
      • Rebuttal: We Can Be Heroes
      • Responsibility and Justice
      • Rebuttal: Responsibility and Justice
      • Seek Your Fortune
      • Rebuttal: Seek Your Fortune
      • I Say Freedom, You Say Progress
      • Rebuttal: I Say Freedom, You Say Progress
      • I Want YOU! to be Successful
      • Affirmative Extension: I Want YOU! to be Successful
      • Rebuttal: I Want YOU! to be Successful
      • When Security Policies Backfire
      • Rebuttal: When Security Policies Backfire
      • In and of Itself
      • Extension: In and of Itself
      • Rebuttal: In and of Itself
    • Negative
      • You Try Starving! The Case for a Social Minimum
      • Rebuttal: You Try Starving! The Case for a Social Minimum
      • The Root of All Good?
      • Rebuttal: The Root of All Good?
      • Capitalism on Trial
      • Rebuttal: Capitalism on Trial
      • Salute the General… Welfare
      • Rebuttal: Salute the General… Welfare
      • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
      • Extension: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
      • Rebuttal: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
      • No Conflict
      • Rebuttal: No Conflict

Purchase includes Word documents covering the content listed above.

History of This Resolution

This sourcebook was provided in print edition for the 2011-2012 Stoa resolution listed above. The cover was taken in front of the predicted venue for the 2012 National Invitational Tournament of Champions, Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It became the largest homeschool national tournament to that date. Publisher of Red Book, Chris Jeub, ran this national tournament. Monument Publishing ran a Nationals Intensive Training Camp (NITC) in Manitou Springs, Colorado, the weekend before the 2012 NITOC. Travis Herche and Jon Bateman (2011 National Champion) ran the camp. One of their students, Matthew Erickson, went on to win the Lincoln-Douglas National Title at NITOC the week following.

Contributors to this edition include Kaitlin Nelson (Editor), Chase Harrington, Travis Herche, Matthew Mittelberg, Shane Baumgardner, Jon Bateman, Ashlyn Olson, Jesse Byrnes, Elizabeth Ertle, Benjamin Griffith, Cynthia Jeub, and Patrick Ortiz.