2013 NFL Nationals Topics

Posted on May 01, 2013 by Corey Alderdice


The 2013 National Tournament Lincoln-Douglas topic is Resolved: Oppressive government is more desirable than no government. 

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2013 National Tournament Public Forum topic is Resolved: The benefits of American drone strikes against foreign targets outweigh the harms. A total of 377 schools voted for the National Tournament resolution. The winning resolution received 71% of the vote.


2013 National Tournament Extemp Commentary Areas
• Building with the BRICs
• The Business of America is Business
• Immigrants “R” U.S.
• Islam and the West
• Rethinking Public Education
• Tech Tools: Triumphs and Tribulations
• Untouchable Trio: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
• The U.S. Civil War: 150 Years Later
• Washington’s Dealmakers and Dealbreakers
• You’ve Gotta Have Art


2013 National Tournament U.S. Extemp Areas
• American Economic Concerns
• American Health: Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act
• American Political Theory and Philosophy
• Education and Issues of Youth
• Judicial Issues
• President Obama’s Second Term
• The Race is On: American Elections
• Science, Technology, and the Environment
• The Social Laboratory: State and Local Politics and Policy
• The U.S. Budget
• The U.S. Congress
• U.S. Foreign Policy
• The U.S. Next Week

2013 National Tournament International Extemp Areas
• Africa
• The Americas
• ASEAN and Southeast Asia
• Asian Powers: China, India, Japan, and the Koreas
• A Contest of Ideas: The Struggle for Democracy
• Intergovernmental Organizations and Issues of Global Governance
• International Political Theory and Philosophy
• International Relations
• The Middle East
• Regional and Global Economic Concerns
• Russian and European Affairs
• U.S. Foreign Policy
• The World Next Week

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