William Johnson Paradigm

Last changed Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 8:28 PM UTC

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 Decision
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NCX 1 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's CD Harker DS AFF Rowland Hall-St. Mark's CD
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NCX 3 Green Valley AS Isidore Newman HD NEG Isidore Newman HD
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 NCX 4 Notre Dame HO Rowland Hall-St. Mark's TF NEG Rowland Hall-St. Mark's TF
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD 1 Harker AD Loyola EMo AFF Harker AD
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD 1 Oakwood School - North Hollywood WS Beckman RC AFF Oakwood School - North Hollywood WS
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD 2 Harvard-Westlake MaPa Marlborough KD AFF Harvard-Westlake MaPa
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD 2 Loyola EM Flintridge Sacred Heart CB NEG Flintridge Sacred Heart CB
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD 3 Meadows AS Harvard-Westlake JaWo NEG Harvard-Westlake JaWo
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/3/2016 NLD 3 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's RG Peninsula RU AFF Rowland Hall-St. Mark's RG
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD 3 Kent Denver DT Palo Verde LW NEG Palo Verde LW
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD 4 Loyola DW Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas NM AFF Loyola DW
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 LD 5 La Reina AM Canyon Springs GG AFF La Reina AM
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 6 North Hollywood JS Quarry Lane PN NEG Quarry Lane PN