Public Needs vs Private Property Rights

Public Needs vs Private Property Rights

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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: The needs of the public ought to be valued above private property rights.

August Addendum These are the first releases of the year, framing the start of competitive training with STRUCTURE (history of the resolution) and STRATEGY (status quo of the resolution). Four articles and four cases (two affirmative and two negative) kick off your year.
  • Stoa LD Release #01: “Conflicts Between Public Needs and Property Rights” (7/4/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #02: “Philosophies Behind Private Property Rights” (7/11/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #03: AFF Case “Personal Safety” (7/18/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #04: NEG Case “Human Dignity” (7/25/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #05: AFF Case “We Love Taxes” (8/1/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #06: NEG Case “Human Rights” (8/8/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #07: “Resolutional Analysis with the Supreme Court” (8/15/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #08: “Collective vs Individual Resolutions” (8/22/2016)
Early-season The following is the year’s longest release time of the season, running from August through November.
  • Stoa LD Release #09: “The Greater Need” (8/29/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #10: “The Purpose of The Law” (9/5/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #11: “Social Progress” (9/12/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #12: “Prosperity” (9/19/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #13: “People Over Property” (9/26/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #14: “Human Welfare” (NEG) (10/3/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #15: “Concord” (AFF) (10/10/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #16: “Privacy” (NEG) (10/17/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #17: “Statism” (AFF) (10/24/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #18: “Justice” (NEG) (10/31/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #19: “Idealism” (AFF) (11/7/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #20: “No Conflict” (NEG) (11/14/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #21: “Objectivity” (AFF) (11/21/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #22: “The Libertarian” (NEG) (11/28/2016)
Midseason The shortest but most important time of the season is “midseason,” running from early December through January, when the league’s first qualifiers begin.
  • Stoa LD Release #23: “Property Rights Around the World” (Article) (12/5/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #24: “Eminent Domain” (OPP) (12/12/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #25: “Christmas Gift Release #1” (FREE) (12/19/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #26: “Christmas Gift Release #2” (FREE) (12/26/2016)
  • Stoa LD Release #27: “Hobbes Quality of Life” (AFF) (1/2/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #28: “Taxes” (OPP) (1/9/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #29: “Social Contract” (OPP) (1/16/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #30: “War on Drugs” (OPP) (1/23/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #31: “Conflict Clarifies Superiority” (AFF) (1/30/2017)
Late-season This season required focus and strategy, and Monument Publishing gives you the resources to push through this most competitive time of the year.
  • Stoa LD Release #32: “Eminent Domain for Negative” (OPP) (2/6/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #33: “Taxes Going Aff” (OPP) (2/13/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #34: “Social Contract” (OPP) (2/20/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #35: “Civil Rights” (OPP) (2/27/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #36: “Medical Drug Regulations” (OPP) (3/6/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #37: “One-child Policy” (OPP) (3/13/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #38: “Pragmatism” (NEG) (3/20/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #39: “Oppressive Property Rights” (AFF) (3/27/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #40: “How to Beat Libertarianism” (OPP) (4/3/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #41: “Kant Stop Debating” (NEG) (4/10/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #42: “The TSA Is Awesome” (OPP) (4/17/2017)
  • Stoa LD Release #43: “Patents” (OPP) (4/24/2017)

History of This Resolution

This resolution was released by Stoa at their National Tournament in 2016. It carried through the year all the way to the 2017 National Invitational Tournament of Champions, held at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. This was the first year of the new Red Book for Lincoln-Douglas Debate.