Remember when we were teens? The “cool” kids were the jocks, while the debaters were the nerds. Not among homeschoolers today. The “jocks” among homeschool circles are the debaters!
And it is an awesome activity that teaches speaking, thinking, persuasion–really, everything you’d want to teach a child prior to graduation. It’s all wrapped up in debate.
Yesterday, the organization that writes rules and runs a national tournament (Stoa) released its ballot for the resolutions members may vote on for next year. Members are able to vote for 1 of 3 possible policy resolutions. Here are the choices:
- Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially reform its revenue generation policies.
- Resolved: That the power of government to engage in search and seizure within the United States should be substantially reduced.
- Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially change one or more of its policies on land transportation within the United States.
The voting doesn’t take place till February 10, but I thought I’d ask you: Which resolution should we vote for? And why?