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Proposition: Jenny Han (NEI Education) vs. Opposition: Frank Bastone (Binghamton University)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: Choice of Three

  • Jenny Han
    Jenny Han
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    Frank Bastone
    Frank Bastone
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    Posted at October 22, 2013 12:45:41AM EST by Frank Bastone

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    Posted at November 5, 2013 05:55:42PM EST by Brandon Evans

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    Posted at November 12, 2013 12:39:17AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at November 15, 2013 07:48:57AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Submitted at November 15, 2013 08:14:18AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Jenny Han Frank Bastone
    Use of evidence: 3 2.5
    Delivery skill: 4.5 2.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4.7 4.4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.5 2
    Identification of key points: 4.1 2.5
    Comments: Good speaking voice. You should provide citations in the citation box in the system instead of just saying them. You should also define what is "more harm than good" and compare the harm to the good it supposedly promotes.

    You don't need to address the procedural argument as "policy v non-policy." How the resolution is constructed could or could not prompt someone to propose a policy. Just defend what you did more directly and/or criticize the need for a policy.
    You should do more than have a procedural argument. You should have made arguments as why Stand Your Ground laws are problematic and do more good than harm. This is especially true given that you use less than 50% of the time. Also the resolution is value-based.

    I wish you just made your stand your ground laws good arguments in your first speech. I also wish you provided citations (especially given the fact that you criticize your opponent for not having citations). Also, you need to use all your speech time, especially on the opposition side when you only have two speeches. Less than 50% of your time is not a good thing. You also don't respond to the three contentions that were brought up.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Jenny Han

    Reason for Decision:

    The procedural argument was more or less dropped in the second opposition speech. You need to either go for that argument in its entirety of give up on it.

    On the substance, the opposition didn't answer the contentions the proposition presented. The constitution argument doesn't require the use of guns etc to stand your ground (ie it's not an either/or situation). To win you'd need to do comparative analysis between the reasons she has for why it's bad to your constitution argument, ie right to life vs racism and so on. If the opposition made these arguments in their first speech they would have had time to respond to the proposition's responses. Overall, there were more reasons why the laws do more harm than good that were backed by cites (that I do agree should have been listed more clearly to more easily find... However, I don't view this as a reason why it would have been impossible to debate in this instance).


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