Gabriella Perez ParadigmLast changed 10/26 1:25P EDT
Gabriella (Gaby) Perez
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart '18
University of Notre Dame '22
Debate has been incredibly valuable for me and I believe that it is unique in the education it offers, and I think that it is important to have debates that stem from the resolution and affs that defend a stable advocacy in order to have a meaningful discussion for both sides.
Topicality – I think competing interpretations are the most logical way to evaluate topicality, and think topicality should be framed as two counterplans with specific net benefits such as education and fairness.
Counterplans – You should have a solvency advocate for consult/condition counterplans. Delay CPs and Word PICs are probably susceptible to theory. I can be convinced either way. Case specific PICs are good.
Theory – Conditionality is good to an extent (2 conditional options is usually a good limit). Everything else is probably a reason to reject the argument, not the team.
Kritiks – I think that the aff should probably be able to weigh their aff and thus it’ll be difficult to convince me that a framework in which the aff is held to a perfect standard is fair.