Joe Smith Paradigm

Last changed 10/17 7:37A EDT

Policy Maker is my paradigm. As such, I regularly vote negative on counterplans and am not biased against a team that goes for it in the 2NR. I like all kinds of counterplans and the key in my paradigm is a net benefit that would outweigh affirmative advantages. I will vote negative on topicality especially if the negative clearly has won the line by line debate on it. Clarity on the line by line is essential for an argument to be won. I enjoy fast debates and can keep up with most clear debaters. You should know at what speed your speech becomes unintelligible and adjust so clarity is maximized. The only type of arguments that I do not like are Kritiks as these are rarely done well and most often devolve a policy debate round into a philosophical mash with little clarity. As an alternative to a Kritik, I would suggest a counterplan which would demonstrate a policy that would create whatever "alternative" you want thus allowing this policy making judge the ability to select the best policy available in the round.

Background

Debated 4 years of Policy in High School (St. Edward, Ohio)

Debated 3 years of Policy in College (John Carroll University CEDA)

Coached 1 year of Policy at Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan)

Coached 2 years of Policy at Queens' College (NY, NY)

Judged Policy Debate 24 years

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 McDowell LK Rosemount Sr RS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R6 Oakland Catholic AS Gulliver Prep VC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Mamaroneck KR McDowell ZY Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R3 Isidore Newman HD Cypress Bay RL Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Mamaroneck MM Northside ST Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Mamaroneck ES Hawken ST Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Glenbrook South LG Kent Denver JL Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R1 Casady WH New Trier DW Aff