Public Speaking/Bathke Democracy in Action: Resolutional Analysis Name: _______________________ Date: _____________ Let’s begin with the following resolution: Resolved: A just society ought not use the death penalty as a form of punishment. 1) What would you need to logically prove or know to affirm or negate this resolution? 2) What is a burden? Next, in order to understand what burdens are placed upon the affirmative debater, one must begin by examining the text of the resolution: 3) What are the FIVE elements of an effective textual analysis of a resolution? 4) Using the above the elements, examine the resolution again: 5) Now, working with a partner, complete a textual analysis for the following resolution: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens.