Dan Hansen Paradigm

Last changed 10/20 8:23A CDT

Policy Paradigm - New 2018 Edition:I profess to have an old-school PURE policy paradigm. What the heck does that mean? Look up the strict definition of policy paradigm from awhile back, and you will read that policy meant a judge sat in the back and voted for what he/she felt was the best policy for the United States. In other words, they used the voting lense of the president. EVERYTHING you do in my round should be argued under that framework; I am a president. Not specifically any president, just a hypothetical president. Enough of the overview; below is the line by line. (Oh, and failure to adapt is a huge reason teams lose. I mean what I say.)

Speed - Don't. Yes, because you have time constraints, you'll have to speak faster than you really would in front of the president. I'll bend that much. You still wouldn't argue auctioneer-style. Go with this guide - if you think you might be too fast, you are. Depth, not amount, is going to sway my decision. No amount of "but they didn't counter the six T-blips we fired off in the first two minutes of our 1NC" is going to help you...because I didn't bother writing them down. You respect the office or you don't get an audience with the president.

Topicality - You might think this can't be argued, but it can. If, as president, I hired two teams of advisors to debate what I should do on a topic, and one of them did something besides what I hired them to argue, I'd fire them. In the case of the round, I drop them. It also means that if the other side isn't really non-topical, and you're just showing off your silly squirrel definition, I'm likely to put the secret service on you. So make sure you have a good case in reality, not in debateland. I am by far more of a "story T" judge than a "technical T" judge. Tell me the abuse story (in-round or potential) and explain a small number of good theory points. More is not better.

DAs and advantages - Clearly, the president has to be concerned about nuclear war. But to suggest to him that everything leads there? You'd be quickly dismissed as a nutcase and then given an ambassadorship to someplace not so nice. This goes for both sides. Go there and all the other team has to do is spend 20 seconds showing you to be a nutcase and your impact goes away. I like real impacts because I am trying to (fictitiously) decide real policy. On politics DAs, don't worry about am I this president or xo=bad or anything like that. I'm not delusional. I know I'm not the president and I'm not trying to artificially limit your ground. Run the Trump good or Trump bad or whatever. The only thing I will not allow is a DA that destroy affirmative fiat. So, no “you spend capital to pass plan” DAs. However, “reaction” DAs, even those that involve political capital, are obviously very important.

CPs - Absolutely, within the framework. Tell me we should let China do it; we should consult the EU first, etc. You must keep the CP non-topical and competitive however. I hired two teams of COMPETING advisors, not lobbyists who will each sell me their own aff plan.

K - Be selective. Kritiks that function in the real world with policy alternatives are great. The president absolutely should care about the moral underpinnings of the Aff case or neg counterplan. They don't always, but I will. On the other hand, if the American people will laugh me out of office for rejecting a good idea because of some bizzare solipsistic construction a strung-out philosopher dreamed up, I'm not voting on it.

"Performance" I'm trying to do what's best for our country ON THE RESOLUTION. If your performance makes the resolution tangential, the secret service will be asked to not-so-gently escort you from the room. Also see the comments on non-realistic K above.

Things I'm raging about currently: 1.Teams that just say "On the X Flow" and then read a card. I have seven cards on that flow. Where do you want me to put it? I'm not going to do your work for you. 2. Perms. You don't just get to throw out one-sentence perms, do nothing else, then make them a 5 minute rebuttal. If I don't understand how the perm functions after the 2AC, I'm not voting on it. It's the same with a K alt - fair ground, folks.

Finally, the president is a busy man. You do your arguing and don't expect me to do it for you by calling for all your cards at the end of the round. If you didn't make it clear enough, I guess you didn't consider it a very important point for me to consider. I'll only call for cards that are questioned in the round if I need to see them to make a decision.

Lastly, enjoy this. It is a rare opportunity to debate for the president. Don't be rude and don't be lazy. Have fun within the seriousness of the fake situation.

LD Paradigm:

Although I've judge enough rounds of LD to know what I'm doing, I'm still thinking about how to write it up as a paradigm. I do tend to see the world of LD through a policy coach's lense sometimes. This does NOT mean you have to have a plan by any means, but it does mean you need to defend the world of affirmation or negation. Show me what they look like or your argument has little impact!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
MDL Season Championship 2/1/2020 VCX Finals Homest LP MarUni SL Neg Neg on a 5-0
MDL Season Championship 2/1/2020 VCX Rd3 LaCro TB RonRea PD Aff Aff on a 2-0
MDL Season Championship 2/1/2020 NCX Rd2 Cudahy JA Homest AT Aff
MDL Season Championship 2/1/2020 VCX Rd1 RonRea RR RufKin RL Neg Neg on a 2-0
Blizzard Blitz 12/21/2019 LD R5 MenFal Adley Smith WhiBay Anna Harris Neg
Blizzard Blitz 12/21/2019 NCX R1 MarUni NN LaCro RE Neg
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 NPol R5 La Crosse Central ES SPASH BG Neg
Alexandra Hoecherl Challenge at Appleton East 12/6/2019 NPol R3 Homestead AT SPASH WI Aff
Sheboygan North Raider Rumble 2019 11/23/2019 NSS R1 Waukesha South SG La Crosse Central ES Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 NCX R4 Rufus King HM Evanston Twp CW Neg
Badgerland 11/15/2019 NCX R2 Evanston Twp GT Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) KW Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/2/2019 NCX R3 Cudahy PM La Crosse Central RR Neg
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/2/2019 NCX R1 Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) BK Appleton West MN Neg
Brookfield East 10/5/2019 VCX R3 Ronald Reagan WS Homestead HY Aff
MDL Season Opener 9/21/2019 NCX R2 RonRea AS RufKin HM Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/14/2019 VCX R2 Ronald Reagan PW Homestead MT Neg
Southern Wisconsin District Tournament 1/5/2019 CX R2 EasHS KR MarUni MT Aff Neg on a 2-1
Southern Wisconsin District Tournament 1/5/2019 CX R1 LaCro BT MarUni MS Aff Aff on a 3-0
North Division Debate 12/15/2018 NCX R3 Waukesha South FG Marquette Univ GK Aff
North Division Debate 12/15/2018 VCX R2 Ronald Reagan RW Neenah PW Aff
North Division Debate 12/15/2018 VCX R1 Ronald Reagan IE Rufus King RW Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R4 Neenah DF Glenbrook North KM Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R2 Rufus King LM Ronald Reagan CP SP Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R1 Waukesha South GO Rufus King WC Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/3/2018 VCX R3 Madison East MS Neenah PW Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/3/2018 VCX R2 Marquette Univ TM Ronald Reagan CP RS Aff
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/3/2018 VCX R1 Ronald Reagan CP RW Rufus King RW Aff
Milwaukee Debate League T3 All Hallows Classic 10/27/2018 VCX R3 Homest KP RufKin AR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Milwaukee Debate League T3 All Hallows Classic 10/27/2018 VCX R2 MarUni MT RonRea IE Aff
Milwaukee Debate League T3 All Hallows Classic 10/27/2018 VCX R1 WhiBay CL Homest KP Aff
Brookfield East Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 VCX R2 Madison East KS Ronald Reagan CP WR Aff
Brookfield East Debate Tournament 10/20/2018 VCX R1 Ronald Reagan CP SR Madison East JK Aff
Golda Meir Debate Invitational 9/29/2018 VCX R3 Marquette Univ ML Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) KS Neg
Golda Meir Debate Invitational 9/29/2018 VCX R2 Homestead KP Rufus King WS Aff
2018 UW Madison Bucky HS Invitational 9/22/2018 CX R1 Homestead KM Neenah DF Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/15/2018 VPol R3 La Crosse Central TB Marquette Univ LS Neg
The Hilltopper Classic 9/15/2018 VPol R2 Ronald Reagan CP WE La Crosse Central NL Aff
The Hilltopper Classic 9/15/2018 VPol R1 Homestead WP Ronald Reagan CP MT Aff
North Division 12/16/2017 NSS R3 Homestead PS Rufus King WS Aff
North Division 12/16/2017 VSS R1 Rufus King RF Neenah LC Neg
No Frills 11/18/2017 VCX R2 Golda Meir HM Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) EV Neg
No Frills 11/18/2017 VCX R1 Appleton East MR Madison East SS Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R5 Sioux Falls Lincoln FM SF Roosevelt CW Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R4 Rufus King SJ Neenah PW Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R3 Rufus King WS Glenbrook North BT Neg
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 OCX R2 SF Roosevelt WR Madison East MS Aff
Badgerland Debate Tournament 11/10/2017 NCX R1 Glenbrook South BM Glenbrook North GJ Aff
Golda Meir Debate Invitational 10/20/2017 FNP Friday Golda Meir GK La Crosse Central BG Neg
BEHS 10/7/2017 NCX R3 Madison East JK Mukwonago PR Aff
BEHS 10/7/2017 VCX R2 Mukwonago PG Marquette Univ DR Neg
BEHS 10/7/2017 VCX R1 Mukwonago WW Madison East HR Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF Quarte West Bend HK Middleton BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF Octofi Whitefish Bay EF West Bend HK Neg Neg on a 2-1
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R6 Madison West JW Neenah KS Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R5 JMM VY Brookfield East BM Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R4 Waukesha South JF Appleton West FD Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R4 Madison West LL West Bend BM Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R3 Menomonee Falls PH Brookfield Central GL Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R3 Whitefish Bay EF JMM GR Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R2 Appleton East CW Waukesha South AD Neg
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R2 JMM RT Waukesha South CJ Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R1 Middleton BS West Bend KW Aff
2017 WSDT 1/21/2017 PF R1 St. Ambrose KL JMM MS Neg
Sheboygan North Holiday Invitational 12/10/2016 NSS R3 Appleton East SS Madison East SS Neg
Sheboygan North Holiday Invitational 12/10/2016 NSS R1 Appleton East SM Appleton West HD Neg
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/5/2016 VPF R5 Janesville Parker ER Muskego LO Neg
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/5/2016 VPF R3 Brookfield Central Sh Middleton CM Neg
West Bend Debate Extravaganza 11/5/2016 VPF R2 Rufus King CM Waukesha South AD Aff
BEHS 10/15/2016 NovLD R5 Bradley Tech AK Marquette University XR Neg
BEHS 10/15/2016 VarLD R4 Golda Meir JS Marquette University AS Neg
BEHS 10/15/2016 NovLD R3 Whitefish Bay RW Bradley Tech QC Neg
BEHS 10/15/2016 NovLD R1 Appleton North ZP Bradley Tech AC Aff
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SLD R4 Appleton East HS (A) MA Marquette University GP Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 FNS R3 Rufus King SS Appleton East HS (A) SS Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SNLD R3 Bradley Tech AR Marquette University HL Aff
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SLD R2 Bradley Tech NC Marquette University AS Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 VFS R2 Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) JS Rufus King CJ Neg
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 FNS R1 Waukesha South AB SPASH JT Aff
Blackshirt 16 9/30/2016 SLD R1 Appleton East HS (A) MM Marquette University HL Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R6 Waukesha South CC Whitefish Bay WT Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R5 Golda Meir IL Bradley Tech NC Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R4 Brookfield East AS Rufus King CY Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R3 Brookfield East RL Rufus King DG Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R3 Appleton West EC Rufus King AS Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R2 Appleton North SR Brookfield East MM Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/23/2016 LD R1 Marquette GP Brookfield East SN Aff
Mukwonago Debate Tournament 10/3/2015 VSS R2 Homestead KK Reagan IB Debate TM Aff
Mukwonago Debate Tournament 10/3/2015 VSS R1 Homestead CL Whitefish Bay DR Neg
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/10/2015 LD R5 Whitefish Bay EZ Brookfield East BZ Aff
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/10/2015 LD R4 Brookfield East CG Whitefish Bay SR Aff
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/10/2015 LD R3 Marquette University GP Rufus King CY Aff
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/10/2015 LD R2 Whitefish Bay RD West Bend SB Aff
MCFL Debate Qualifier 1/10/2015 PF R1 Whitefish Bay SF Brookfield East MB Neg
Waukesha South Debate Tournament 12/13/2014 PF R5 Nicolet HM Waukesha South BR Aff
Waukesha South Debate Tournament 12/13/2014 LD R4 Marquette University GP Whitefish Bay WT Neg
Waukesha South Debate Tournament 12/13/2014 LD R3 Waukesha South SD Whitefish Bay EZ Neg
Waukesha South Debate Tournament 12/13/2014 PF R2 Whitefish Bay MF Appleton East BP Neg
Waukesha South Debate Tournament 12/13/2014 LD R1 Waukesha South AN Whitefish Bay KW Aff
The Blue Duke Brawl at Whitefish Bay 11/15/2014 NLD Round Marquette GP Whitefish Bay JS Aff
The Blue Duke Brawl at Whitefish Bay 11/15/2014 VLD Round Whitefish Bay RD Appleton East BA Aff
The Blue Duke Brawl at Whitefish Bay 11/15/2014 VLD Round Waukesha South SD Whitefish Bay RP Aff
The Blue Duke Brawl at Whitefish Bay 11/15/2014 VLD Round Whitefish Bay JW Waukesha South AN Aff