Welcome to The Value Criterion!

Your premier location for Lincoln Douglas debate resources.



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Philosophy Master Toolbox: Our 300+ page master philosophy file.

Theory Master Toolbox: Our 250+ page master theory file.

Impact Master Toolbox: Our 200+ page master impact file.

Kritik Master Toolbox: Our 200+ page master kritik file.

40 complete value criteria frameworks and 300 additional Lincoln-Douglas debate topic files. All free!

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