Leon Garcia

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 24 January 2021 1:55 AM PST

email:lpgarcia19@damien-hs.edu

LD: policy pls (below should still be applicable)

If you have any questions feel free to ask me before the round starts.

TL;DR Go for what you're most prepared for and can execute the best because that's what really makes debate fun and productive. All that aside, please read a plan in the 1ac.

I'm not very familiar with the topic.

My Beliefs:

Debate is good

Tech > Truth

Clarity above all else

Clipping is bad

My leanings:

Utilitarianism is good

I, as the judge, am a policymaker

Fiat is a good thing

A couple Great cards + explanation always beats 10 pieces of mediocre ev

There's never an excuse not to do line by line

Topicality

Fairness isn't an intrinsic impact, same as education. It can be an internal link to other things but simply ending your impact calculus with "They KILLED FAIRNESS" won't do it for me. Now, having said that, I am of the belief that affs are progressively getting less and less topical and that's bad for debate and abusive to neg teams. Just treat your extensions and impact work like you would any DA. (I WON'T EVALUATE T AS A DA. TOPICALITY IS A YES OR NO QUESTION. RISK ANALYSIS FOR T IS ABSURD). I also lean heavily towards competing interpretations; the quality of your ev does matter.

Kritiks

If your entire strategy solely centers around the K, I'm most likely not a good judge for you. I can certainly understand your generic Cap and Security K but any high theory requires a whole lot of explanation for me. Just because I understand what you're saying doesn't mean you can weasel your way around with bad links if it's even somewhat contested. If you're aff I'd down to see an impact turn (obvious exceptions, of course, are: racism good, sexism good, homophobia good, etc.) If you say "Fiat Double Bind" or run Death Good, your ceiling is a 26.

K-Affs (Includes Framework)

If you read a K-Aff, strike me, I don't care. (If both sides are willing to have an Irony debate, then we can talk.)

Counterplans

I love PICs the most but they always need a solvency advocate. Other than that (in my opinion), I think most clash is best done on solvency.

Theory

The only theory I feel even remotely comfortable voting aff (TO REJECT THE ARGUMENT) on are utopian fiat bad, object fiat bad, riders DA bad, delay cps bad, and floating piks bad. Condo is generally a good thing and I personally think you're better off not reading that 30 second shell if the neg is running just 2 conditional advocacies. Perf Con is still a thing though. Also, in principle, I judge-kick. I think that if I default to Condo being a good thing, and the status quo always being a logical option, it would be illogical for me to choose a plan of action when doing nothing would be better.

Also, I won't vote for Word Piks. This certainly doesn't excuse excessively disrespectful behavior but I don't think saying the word "dumb" warrants a loss.

Disads

I like politics a lot and I like engagement and clash at the link level even more so. Turns case analysis (vice versa for the aff) is always a good thing and should be a must have.

Impacts

I love impact turns and my personal favorites are: Heg Good, Warming Good, Cap Good, Dedev, and China War Good. It will take a lot for me to evaluate 0 risk of an impact. It can happen but your cards need to be far better.

If you sneak in a reference from The Wire I might be inclined to increase your speaks.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Meadows Invitational HS 2021-10-30 Pol Nv Silver Meadows CS Westwood MJ Neg Neg 3-0
The Meadows Invitational HS 2021-10-30 Pol Nv Silver Meadows CS Westwood GL Aff Aff 2-1
The Meadows Invitational HS 2021-10-30 Pol Nv R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST GL Niles West GA Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2021-10-30 Pol Nv R3 St Mark's School of Texas HS Pace MG Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2021-10-30 Pol JV R2 Pace GK Berkeley Prep SL Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2021-10-30 Pol Nv R1 Notre Dame SY Westwood ZP Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX Quarte St Mark's School of Texas BL Westminster LL Aff Aff 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX R4 Notre Dame SA Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart TM Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX R3 Notre Dame RD St Mark's School of Texas GL Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX R2 Calvert Hall TW Notre Dame GT Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 NCX R1 Notre Dame HH Liberal Arts and Science KS Aff
ND JVNovice Scrimmage Season Opener HS 2021-09-17 NCX Rd2 Peninsula KX Notre Dame HS Aff
ND JVNovice Scrimmage Season Opener HS 2021-09-17 NCX Rd1 Peninsula CW Notre Dame HK Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 JPF Octos Dublin LL College Prep PZ Con Con 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship MS 2021-03-13 NPF R5 Redwood ML BL ZZ Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R5 Quarry Lane ZW Fullerton Union JB Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R4 Golden State SS Egan LW Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R4 Del Mar Montessori MS Nueva IM Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R3 Quarry Lane VR Golden State WL Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship MS 2021-03-13 NPF R3 Redwood DR Harker CZ Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R2 Ethos Prep AP Quarry Lane ZS Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R2 Nueva GD College Prep MC Pro
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R1 Joaquin Miller PW Exeter TB Con
Western JV and Novice National Championship HS 2021-03-13 NPF R1 Exeter PL Ethos Prep SW Pro
Meadows Presidential Novice Policy Scrimmage HS 2021-02-13 NOV RD 3 Damien GP Damien BG Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 N CX Quar Montgomery Bell BT ADL SH Neg Neg 3-0
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 N CX Octo Glenbrook North GR ADL SH Aff Neg 2-1
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 N CX R4 Notre Dame GK ADL SH Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 N CX R3 Glenbrook North GR Rowland Hall AF Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 N CX R1 Glenbrook North PS ADL CY Neg
Westminster MS 2020-11-14 NOV R3 ModernBrain HT Pace ND Aff
Westminster HS 2020-11-14 NOV R1 Westminster GQ Pace DH Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 NCX Rd4 Rowland Hall PH Notre Dame GK Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 NCX Rd3 Sonoma ES Notre Dame HK Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 NCX Rd2 Sonoma MS Liberal Arts and Science BM Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 NCX Rd1 Peninsula DS Meadows DS Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 Pol JV R5 Woodward HY Niles West LB Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 Pol JV R3 St Mark's School of Texas ML Rowland Hall RC Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 Pol JV R2 Notre Dame AB Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2020-10-31 Pol JV R1 Greenhill MS Okemos HL Aff
End of Semester Online Championship MS 2020-05-30 OLD R6 Athens Pooja Agarwal Honor Minle Guo Aff Aff 3-0
End of Semester Online Championship 2020-05-30 FLD R5 Honor Lois Chun Academy of Higher Learning James Miller Neg Neg 3-0
End of Semester Online Championship HS 2020-05-30 OLD R3 Ohio Virtual Spencer Kawalek Athens Yesh Rao Aff
End of Semester Online Championship MS 2020-05-30 OLD R2 Athens Zayne Abraham Aff
End of Semester Online Championship 2020-05-30 OLD R2 Honor Daniel Lee Aff
End of Semester Online Championship MS 2020-05-30 OLD R1 Athens Pooja Agarwal Aff
End of Semester Online Championship MS 2020-05-30 OLD R1 Athens Anik Chobe Young Genius, Bay Area Ellie Maeda Neg
JVNovice Online Championships HS 2020-03-28 FLD R4 Milpitas Bryant Nguyen Golden State Jocelyn Tan Neg
JVNovice Online Championships HS 2020-03-28 FLD R4 Marlborough Jina Kang Athens Victoria Adint Aff
JVNovice Online Championships MS 2020-03-28 FLD R3 Young Genius, Bay Area Rahul Ravindranath Golden State Avinash Sri-Kumeran Aff
JVNovice Online Championships HS 2020-03-28 FLD R3 Harvard-Westlake Jade Harris Houston Memorial Ben Duong Aff
JVNovice Online Championships HS 2020-03-28 FLD R2 Milpitas Aarush Arora Golden State Aditya Anand Aff
JVNovice Online Championships HS 2020-03-28 FLD R2 Marlborough Siena Grouf Golden State Divit Purwar Aff
JVNovice Online Championships MS 2020-03-28 JVLD R1 Young Genius, Bay Area Yashom Kapoor Marlborough Macy Lerner Neg
Damien Middle School Debate Tournament MS 2019-12-14 MS LD R2 Mirman AG ModernBrain CS Neg Neg 3-0
Damien Middle School Debate Tournament MS 2019-12-14 MS LD R1 ModernBrain MH Marlborough SL Aff Aff 2-1
Damien Middle School Debate Tournament MS 2019-12-14 MS LD R1 Mirman DG ModernBrain AL Neg Neg 2-1
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School MS 2019-11-09 O Pol R4 Meadows KM ModernBrain LW Aff
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2019-11-09 O Pol R3 Polytechnic OO Peninsula LO Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School MS 2019-11-09 O Pol R2 ModernBrain LL Notre Dame BF Aff
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School MS 2019-11-09 O Pol R1 Oakland Tech LT ModernBrain HS Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2019-10-31 NCX Rd5 Head Royce CE Rowland Hall CH Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2019-10-31 NCX Rd3 Rowland Hall KS Notre Dame DR Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2019-10-31 NCX Rd2 Head Royce MW Peninsula LS Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2019-10-31 NCX Rd1 Head Royce JU Rowland Hall GS Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2019-09-21 O CX R5 Stockdale HS Rowland Hall AP Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2019-09-21 O CX R4 Peninsula FW Downtown Magnets MP Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2019-09-21 O CX R1 Notre Dame PP Interlake FC Neg
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-07 NCX Rd3 Damien DK Notre Dame SU Neg
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-07 NCX Rd2 Damien AK Notre Dame DS Neg
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2019-09-07 NCX Rd1 Damien AR Peninsula RY Neg
Western JV Novice National Championship HS 2019-03-09 NCX Quarte Dougherty Valley BK Peninsula DS Aff Neg 2-1
Western JV Novice National Championship MS 2019-03-09 NCX R5 Dougherty Valley Bridge ZY Nevada Union PV Aff
Western JV Novice National Championship HS 2019-03-09 NCX R4 Meadows YW Notre Dame BP Aff
Western JV Novice National Championship HS 2019-03-09 NCX R3 Notre Dame KV College Prep CR Aff
Western JV Novice National Championship HS 2019-03-09 NCX R2 Nevada Union NS Dougherty Valley CK Neg
Western JV Novice National Championship HS 2019-03-09 NCX R1 College Prep PT Peninsula DS Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational HS 2018-11-10 N Pol R4 Notre Dame AB ModernBrain FL Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational MS 2018-11-10 N Pol R3 Notre Dame DT ModernBrain WY Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational MS 2018-11-10 N Pol R2 ModernBrain YW Mirman DL Neg
ND JVNovice Scrimmage HS 2018-09-08 JVCX Rd1 Chaminade CP HA Notre Dame HM Aff
Damien Novice Scrimmage HS 2017-09-23 NOV R2 Notre Dame RY Damien GH Neg
Damien Novice Scrimmage HS 2017-09-23 NOV R1 Damien MM Notre Dame HS Neg
ND Novice Scrimmage HS 2017-09-09 NCX Rd3 Notre Dame ST Peninsula RY Neg
ND Novice Scrimmage HS 2017-09-09 NCX Rd1 Damien AJ Notre Dame AP Aff