Anthony Valiaveedu ParadigmLast changed 3/9 11:42A CDT
My understanding of the topic: "There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?" - Lord of War (2005)
People who influenced my understanding of debate: Tara Tate, Jon Voss, Tyler Thur, JP, Jake Lee, Cicero, Nimil Patel and DHeidt.
"Policy Debate is increasingly neither... I do not mind when it is both." - Repko
Debate is a persuasion activity - persuade me.
I am one of the few people around that am more convinced with a link overview in why the affirmative causes the link to occur rather than an impact overview. Note that impact calc still plays an important role in my decision calculus. I also put evidence quality in a high standard when looking at questionable evidence post-round.
Conditionality is probably fine, Counterplans that do the plan are probably not.
Remember that "there are only two tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it."