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Proposition: Mahiro Enomoto (Shorin Global) vs. Opposition: Ryan Orlando (Unaffiliated)

Judge: Min Seob Lee (Kyunghee University)

Resolution: This house believes that the borders of nation-states should not prevent the movement of refugees.

  • Mahiro Enomoto
    Mahiro Enomoto
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    Ryan Orlando
    Ryan Orlando
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    Posted at April 17, 2017 03:59:19AM EST by Mahiro Enomoto

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    Posted at April 18, 2017 05:09:27AM EST by Ryan Orlando

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    Posted at April 19, 2017 11:28:31AM EST by Mahiro Enomoto

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    Posted at April 19, 2017 11:43:04PM EST by Ryan Orlando

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    Posted at April 21, 2017 03:31:57AM EST by Mahiro Enomoto

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    Submitted at April 23, 2017 10:39:56AM EST by Min Seob Lee

    Category Mahiro Enomoto Ryan Orlando
    Use of evidence: 3.4 3.5
    Delivery skill: 3.4 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 3.5 3.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.5 3.5
    Identification of key points: 3.4 3.4
    Comments: These are some points what you could have been improved.

    1. Definitely you started the cases of Middle east and Europe, not USA. But rather than point out above fact only, if you use your opponent's points by saying why Donald Trump make harms to his own country related to your economic point, it could have been real strong point in this debate.

    2. Refugees definitely need safe places. But why the countries currently preventing refugees need to open their borders? Aren't there other safe places in the world? Although I get the point your 'need to save refugees', but it is your burden to explain 'why your solution is appropriate'.
    These are some points what you could have been improved.

    1. Please see more diverse stakeholders next time. You suggested that there are many problems of developed countries where refugees live in. But if we prevent refugees, how we can save them?

    2. Don't do overtime again. You already fix this in Opposition Rebuttal and closing, but because of overtime issue, although I wrote your whole Constructive speechs to see later, I couldn't use the overtime speech materials(over 5:30) as source to decide win/loss.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Ryan Orlando

    Reason for Decision:

    In the end of this debate, what the question remaining in my mind was, 'If accepting refugees are beneficial to the economy of developed countries, why Donald Trump was elected and Europe have several problems related to refugees?'. It seems like several problems from opposition speaker pointed out more diverse stakeholders than general explanation about benefits to economy.

    Second, although proposition tried to stick in their frame, it seems like opposition change the 'main' frame from 'saving refugees' to 'political issues'. Even though their are negative sentiments in developed countries related to refugees as newcomers, proposition could have been said that still, why it is better to refugees than their home countries and how we can change situations.

    Thank you very much for reading this decision.


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