The Guide to 2013 NCFCA and Stoa LD resolutions

Got questions about privacy and foreign assistance? For those of you with Dominate LD, here’s a guide on where in the sourcebook you can find answers to the most common questions about the resolution.

Index of Answers for Dominate LD 2013 (NCFCA + Stoa)

Stoa Edition
There are so many definitions of privacy. Can you explain them? — pg 11-13
Can I use legal precedent in my case? — pg 15-16
How do fact and value both factor into the debate? — pg 5
Who undervalues or overvalues privacy? What is the subject of the resolution? — pg 6 (by whom)
Are some subjects better for debate? Is there a way to argue that? — pg 6 (reasons)
How do I tell how much privacy is the right amount of privacy? — pg 5-6 (components of value)
Okay, now how can I tell if someone’s valuing privacy at that correct level? — pg 7 (components of fact)
Does the “is” in the resolution mean I have to find examples from the present? — pg 7-8 (timeframe)
How can I argue that we can use examples from the past several months, years, or decades? — pg 8
I’m from team policy and some of this sounds like inherency. Can you talk about that? — pg 27
The resolution is phrased in a really confusing way. Say it so it’s less confusing — pg 9
I have no clue what kind of values to use or where to start — pg 19-25
How do I use flex negs and direct refutation to my advantage this year? — pg 28
What are some ideas for cases? — pg 31-46
How can I turn those ideas into cases? — pg 49-89

NCFCA Edition
What are some initial questions to ask about the resolution? — pg 6
Can I create my own definitions? — pg 6-7
Do morally unjustified governments have obligations? — pg 8
Does a fledgling government have the same obligations as a full government? — pg 8
Are governments with different structures equal in moral obligation? — pg 8 (decentralized governments)
Is there a difference between a nation and a government? — pg 8
What are different types of aid that are out there? — pg 9
What does my affirmative case have to address? — pg 10 (burdens)
Moral obligation is confusing. Can you talk about it? — pg 12-13
Okay, now can you talk about more about morality in general? — pg 11
What about morality specifically for governments in this resolution? — pg 23-26
Are there exceptions to obligation? — pg 12
What’s the role of values in this resolution? — pg 27-31
What are some ideas for cases? — pg 35-63
How can I turn those ideas into cases? — pg 67-89