“Crafting a More Perfect Union: A Nation in Transition”
Join us at the Fall State 2012 Convention: “Crafting a More Perfect Union: A Nation in Transition.” These overnight conventions for high school students interested in politics and government will be held in ten cities this November and December.
“Crafting a More Perfect Union: A Nation in Transition” questions the future of America through a series of debates and simulations. After a contentious election season, throughout the country, people will ask themselves, “what next?” The conventions focus on challenges the country will face over the next few years and issues that will play a key role in the development of the nation’s policy. Delegates will engage in debate and discussion designed to assess how the course of our nation might shift due to the changes of elected leaders. At the convention, students will voice their opinions on topics that currently cause controversy and division throughout the country. Key topics include partisanship, healthcare, immigration, the economy, and a plethora of issues pertinent to students and Americans at large. By the end of the weekend, attendees will be able to better articulate their thoughts about what is next for America and how we can come together as a nation to make the country stronger, improve the lives of all Americans and build a “more perfect union.”
Mock Supreme Court – Fisher v University of Texas
Debate and Thought Talk Topics*
“Voicing The Future”
Thought Talk: What will be the role of third parties in American politics?
Resolved, that the national debt will be the largest threat to American national security.
Thought Talk: Can absolute free speech endanger government stability?
“…And Justice For All”
Resolved, that national security take legal precedence over individual liberties.
Thought Talk: What is the role of religion in democracy?
Resolved, that Congress should repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).
“A World Divided”
Resolved, that a two state solution is the only peaceful resolution for the Middle East.
Thought Talk: Which is the better solution to the Eurozone Debt Crisis, austerity or stimulus?
Resolved, that the United States aid all international uprisings supporting democracy.
Resolved, that the United States openly condemn China’s human rights violations.
“New Policies for New Technologies”
Resolved, that a moratorium be placed on hydraulic fracking across the US.
Resolved, that Google be prohibited from holding search records for any amount of time.
Resolved, that Congress pass a ban on the sale and possession of automatic assault rifles.
“Money Matters – Economic Considerations”
Resolved, that the United States freeze public college tuition growth through 2020.
Thought Talk: Does income inequality pose a threat to our democratic society?
Resolved, that Congress pass the Buffet Rule.
Resolved, that marriage be legally defined as the union between one man and one woman.
Resolved, that medical marijuana be legalized nationally.
Resolved, that all national funding for Planned Parenthood be eliminated.
Resolved, that the death penalty be abolished.
Fall State Dates*
|Woodbridge, NJ||Nov. 10 - 11, 2012|
|Irvine, CA||Nov. 10 - 11, 2012|
|Austin, TX||Nov. 10 - 11, 2012|
|Bellevue, WA||Nov. 10 - 11, 2012|
|Boston, MA||Nov. 17 - 18, 2012|
|Los Angeles, CA||Nov. 17 - 18, 2012|
|Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Nov. 17 - 18, 2012|
|Santa Clara, CA||Nov. 17 - 18, 2012|
|Madison, WI||Dec. 1 - 2, 2012|
|Cincinnati, OH||Dec. 8 - 9, 2012|
*Subject to change