Lincoln–Douglas debate (commonly abbreviated as LD) is a form of one-on-one debate. LD typically places heavy emphasis on logic, ethical values, and philosophy. Students participating in this event debate the topic released by the National Forensic League every two months and prepare/practice speeches and rebuttals before tournaments.
2014 Nationals Topic
Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens.