Summary: The NCFCA debated the NSDA resolution five years ago, and we pulled the best three articles from that year to pass onto members.
Released: Filed Under: NSDA Lincoln-Douglas
About "Development Assistance"
This article was written by Season 12 authors Caleb DeLon and Michael Tcheau.
Not many NSDA Lincoln-Douglas resolutions have been value-based. It is nice to see value debate return to the arena of competition. The November/December NSDA Lincoln-Douglas resolution pits wealthy nations against their greater privileged conscience, asking them to seek the greater good and assist other nations in need.
NCFCA debaters tackled this value clash in 2012 when they debated a very similar resolution, “Resolved: Governments have a moral obligation to assist other nations in need.” The NSDA resolution carries an interesting change of wording: “development assistance.” The purpose of aid should—in a literalist view of this resolution—provide assistance that will help in its development. “Aid” has a specific purpose with this resolution.
The following three articles are adapted by that year’s champions who wrote for Monument Publishing’s Red Book at the time (Monument Members is the modern adaptation of the books Monument Publishing used to publish). They were selected from over a dozen published that year, as these three best relate to the NSDA resolution.
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