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"When the United Nations can truly call itself a community of democracies, the Charter's noble ideals of protecting human rights and promoting social progress in larger freedoms' will have been brought much closer. When the founders of the United Nations met in San Francisco more than half a century ago, they knew that no foundation of peace would be sturdier than democratic government."

--U.N. Secretary- General Kofi Annan"

-It is because of this quote that I am here to affirm the resolution.

RESOLVED: THE UNITED STATES HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO PROMOTE DEMOCRATIC IDEALS IN OTHER NATIONS.

Definitions:

moral- conforming to standards of what is just behavior

obligation- a requirement or duty that compels one to follow a course of action

promote- to contribute to the progress or growth of

democratic- a form of government that possesses these characteristics: regular elections for the most powerful gov't positions; competitive political parties; secret balloting; societal voice; human rights

ideals- an ultimate object of endeavor; a goal

My value for the debate is peace. Peace is the ultimate endeavor of humanity since the beginning of civilization. It is proven that democracies do not go to war with other democracies. If all countries are democratic then there will be very little war. This is why we are obligated to promote democratic ideals globally.

My value criterion for the debate is respect. Forcing democracy onto other nations is not democratic and will not help the cause. Respecting and including the ideas of other nations is one of the principles of democracy. Respect will unify us with other countries thereby resulting in peace.

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