I’ll be linking/posting various resources for Debate and on the Modest Novice LD topic as we go along.
The structure of an LD round is set out here.
Here’s a solid text for How to Do LD Debate.
Essential to understanding Social Contract ideas is John Locke’s 2nd Treatise on Government. Here’s an edited version.
A model for case structure is here. A negative case will be the same, only with two contentions rather than three.
Some ideas can be found at the Modest Novice website, when the practice was rolled out in the Northeast. There is a link to the Victory Briefs handbook on the topic, when it was used as the NFL National topic a few years ago.
Thoreau’s “Resistance to Civil Government” is an essential read/discussion tool for this topic, and it’s accessible to 9th graders.
Another take, bringing in more than just the usual suspects, is here.
Judge Napolitano takes a look at natural law and positive law here.
A sample Neg case is here.
Here’s an analytical article.