30 Practice Debate Resolutions (#9)

It’s Friday! Here’s another list of practice resolutions, divided by value, fact, and policy.


  1. Honesty ought to be valued above kindness.

  2. Romantic love is more desirable than prosperity.

  3. Pirating media for entertainment is always wrong.

  4. Morality is an inappropriate framework for lawmaking.

  5. Hard drug use is morally neutral.

  6. The use of deadly force in defense of one’s personal property is moral.

  7. Lebron James is the greatest basketball player of all time.

  8. In politics, individual ideals ought to take precedence over unity.

  9. The use of eminent domain is unjust.

  10. Beauty pageants are degrading.


  1. Humanitarian intervention in Haiti has done more harm than good.

  2. Democracy is doomed to fail.

  3. A third-party candidate will win an American presidential election in the next 50 years.

  4. By 2020, the South China Tiger will be extinct.

  5. There will never be another world war.

  6. The terrorist threat is overrated.

  7. The United States tax system disproportionately punishes the poor.

  8. Unschooling is effective.

  9. The United States education system places too much emphasis on STEM education.

  10. Information is a public good akin to food and shelter.


  1. Free speech should receive new restrictions.

  2. Women should be drafted.

  3. A major world figure should be assassinated.

  4. The IRS should give tax deductibles to voters.

  5. Countries should require public service from its citizens.

  6. Alcohol should be outlawed.

  7. The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its tax system.

  8. The Social Security Administration should be abolished.

  9. The ownership and captivity of orcas should be banned.

  10. The separation of church and state should be significantly increased.