William Johnson Paradigm

Last changed 11/2 2:28P MST

I am an old-school debater (circa 2009) and 3rd year law student.  I appreciate legal and economic arguments that are reasonable and accurate -and greek philosophy.  I don't know when LD became policy, but I was trained in "traditional" LD.  It pains me to call it "traditional" because the value debate is the essence of LD, which has been thoroughly obscured and adulterated by the vast majority of students I have watched this year thus far.  Abraham Lincoln would be rolling in his grave.  That being said, I do understand a good portion of the policy lingo.  However, I do NOT tolderate policy paced speed.  LD fast is okay.  If your mother would have to ask, "What on earth did you just say? Should I call the priest?" then it is too fast.  If you go policy fast, you do so at your own risk - I may not hear the entirety of your argument.  I will entertain critical arguments if you EXPLAIN them and they have strong LINKS.  On a critical aff, links must be so strong that I don't mind ignoring the resolution because I am utterly entranced by your links.  Further, they must have IMPACTS.  Also, don't ask me to "look inside myself" or "change my perspective" in your K.  I do not buy T if the Aff is topical using a reasonable person standard.  I will buy T if Aff runs a K.

 

-Mr. W. Hayes Johnson

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Vote For Result
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NCX R4 Notre Dame HO Rowland Hall-St. Mark's TF Neg Rowland Hall-St. Mark's TF
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NCX R3 Green Valley AS Isidore Newman HD Neg Isidore Newman HD
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NCX R1 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's CD Harker DS Aff Rowland Hall-St. Mark's CD
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD R3 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's RG Peninsula RU Aff Rowland Hall-St. Mark's RG
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD R3 Meadows AS Harvard-Westlake JaWo Neg Harvard-Westlake JaWo
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD R2 Harvard-Westlake MaPa Marlborough KD Aff Harvard-Westlake MaPa
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD R2 Loyola EM Flintridge Sacred Heart CB Neg Flintridge Sacred Heart CB
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD R1 Harker AD Loyola EMo Aff Harker AD
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD R1 Oakwood School - North Hollywood WS Beckman RC Aff Oakwood School - North Hollywood WS
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R5 La Reina AM Canyon Springs GG Aff La Reina AM
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R4 Loyola DW Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas NM Aff Loyola DW
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD R3 Kent Denver DT Palo Verde LW Neg Palo Verde LW
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R6 North Hollywood JS Quarry Lane PN Neg Quarry Lane PN