Open for voting by NFL coaches:
The TOPIC AREA for the month of March is, "Health Care." The two resolutions from which advisors may choose are as follows:
Resolved: The U.S. government should not require its citizens to have health insurance.
Resolved: The benefits of increasing the use of involuntary commitment for individuals with a serious mental illness outweigh the costs.
Ugh. Preliminary comments...
The first resolution is one of those inverse Pro topics which only serve to confuse judges since the Pro advocates a negative position. It could have just as easily said, the US should require health insurance and would not have changed the debate one bit. I guess it needed to be worded this way because a form of national health insurance now exists in the status quo. Oh, but wait...this resolution does not specify government provided health care so...I obviously need to think this one out more.
As for number two, let's see....forced institutionalization versus non-forced institutionalization because of cost? So, in other words, rather than debate the ethics of forcing the so-called mentally ill into institutions we will just assume its okay as long as it doesn't cost too much. Again, I say, ugh.
I personally want nothing to do with either of these topics but since the second is so hideous, that leaves number one by default, not by choice.
That's my opinion. Say or vote what you want.