Amelia Ritenour Paradigm

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They/Them/Theirs

Add me to the email chain: queeratlibertyuniversity@gmail.com

TLDR:

I'm a queer, trans nonbinary, disabled law student. Don't change your debate style too much for me - debate what you know and I'll vote what's on the flow. If you read a K alternative that doesn't involve me (specifically antiblackness Ks), that will not harm your chances of winning. I've seen young debaters stumble and try to make me feel included because they worry I won't like their K because I'm white and not included. You have all the right in the world to look at me and say "judge, this isn't for you it's ours."

At the end of the debate it will come down to impact calculus (framing) and warrants. Please have fun - debate is only worthwhile if we are having fun and learning. Don't take it too seriously, we are all still learning and growing.

Top of the 2AR/2NR should be: "this is why you vote aff/neg" and then give me a list

Long Version:

Heyo!

I was a queer disabled debater at Liberty University. I've run and won on everything from extinction from Trump civil war to rhetoric being a pre-fiat voter. I'll vote on any argument regardless of my personal beliefs BUT YOU MUST GIVE ME WARRANTS. Do not pref me if you are going to be rude or say offensive things. I will dock your speaks. I will call you out on it during the RFD. Do pref me if you read Ks and want to use performative/rhetoric links. Also pref me if you want a ballot on the flow.

Don't just tell me something was conceded - tell me why that is important to the debate.

IMPACT CALC IMPACT CALC IMPACT CALC

Aff Stuff:

Read your NTAs, your soft-left affs, and your hard-right affs. Tell me why your framing is important. Be creative.

Case - stick to your case, don't let the negative make you forget your aff

CP/K - perms and solvency deficits are good

Neg Stuff:

I do love Ks but I also like a good DA. As long as you can explain to me how it functions and interacts with case, I will consider it.

DA - you need a clear articulation of the link to the plan (and for econ, please explain using not just the fancy words and acronyms)

CP - please be competitive, you need to solve at least parts of the aff and you need a clear net benefit

K - you need to link to the plan (or else you become a non-unique DA) and be able to explain the alt in your own words.

Generic Theory Stuff:

T - I have a high threshold for T. you MUST prove abuse IN ROUND to win this argument. you must have all the parts of the T violation.

Other Theory args - just because an arg is dropped doesn't mean I will vote on it, you still must do the work and explain to me why it is a voter. I will not vote on "they dropped 50 state fiat so vote aff" you MUST have warrants.

I WILL VOTE ON REVERSE THEORY VOTERS If you feel their T argument is exclusionary, tell me and prove it. If you feel them reading 5 theory args is a time skew, tell me and prove it.

CX: remember you are convincing me, not your opponent, look at me. These make great ethos moments. Use this strategically, get links for your DA or K, show the abuse for T violations, prove they are perf-con, you get the idea

Speaker Points: give me warrants and ethos and it will be reflected here.

27: You did something really wrong - whether racist/sexist/ableist/homophobic - and we will be talking about it during the RFD

28: You are basically making my expectations, you are doing well but could be doing better.

29: You are killing it. Good ethos is granted to get you here and so will fleshed out warrants

30: Wow. Just wow. There was a moment during a speech or CX where you blew me away.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX Semifi Univ Of Chicago Lab KP Niles North NG Neg Neg on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX Dbls SA Ditmas Park DP SA Harlem West BB Neg Aff on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R7 Stuyvesant LI SA Harlem North Central OM Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R6 SA Harlem North Central CV Bronx Science PS Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R5 Midway KP Brooklyn Technical DV Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R4 SA Harlem North Central SL Josiah Quincy Upper CD Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R3 Univ Of Chicago Lab KP Stuyvesant LS Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 VCX R2 Nashua HS South AK Stuyvesant RH Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVCX R1 SA Lafayette CS Asbury Park NP Neg
New England District Tournament 1/18/2020 LD R5 222 202 Aff Aff on a 3-0
New England District Tournament 1/18/2020 BQ R4 113 126 Aff
New England District Tournament 1/18/2020 LD R3 228 201 Aff
New England District Tournament 1/18/2020 BQ R2 121 115 Aff
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School 11/3/2018 PF Semifi Riverside DR Myers Park WW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School 11/3/2018 PF R4 Charlotte Catholic BS Ardrey Kell RS Aff
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School 11/3/2018 PF R3 Ardrey Kell DL Charlotte Catholic HS Neg
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School 11/3/2018 PF R2 Myers Park SG Charlotte Catholic CH Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX Quarte Harker AM Kudos CL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R3 SA Bronx 2 BM SA Harlem East ED Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R2 SA Harlem North Central LS SA Harlem West TF Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R1 SA Harlem North Central DD Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies BJ Aff