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Lincoln-Douglas
Uil 2017
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What is Lincoln-Douglas
Two National Leaders Had an argument for the senate seat and slavery .
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They argued about what the moralities of the issue of slavery were.
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Was it right?
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Was it wrong?.
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Why?
Morals of The Situation
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Philosophy
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Moral- “Duty which is valid and binding in conscience and according to
natural justice; rests upon the ethical considerations alone” Campbell Black.
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Ex: The United States federal government has a MORAL obligation to provide
universal health care for its citizens.
Find a Reliable Source
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DONT use CNN
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DONT use FOX
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DONT use most news channels
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DO use College findings
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DO use goverment findings
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DO use writings from the source
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IF POSSIBLE use Black’s Law dictionary?
The Basics
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LD is a valid argument
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Based on a moral argument
The Aff Constructive
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Supports the topic
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Creates *framework* for the argument
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Burden of Providing the Resolution to be true
The Neg Constructive
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Negates the topic
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Main job is to clash with the Aff
Framework - boundaries in which the judge will view the round to decide who wins.
Ex: if the Aff says the framework is about morality and the Neg debates with Economy then
the neg loses
STAY IN THE FRAMEWORK
● The Aff has the burden of proof
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They don’t prove the neg is wrong they prove that they were right
● The Neg has the burden of proving the Aff is wrong, DO NOT NITPICK
○ The Neg should not become angry at the person
○ The Neg should instead should remain calm whilst presenting a valid
argument
○ Be prepared to attack many different arguments
○ PROVIDE CLASH
○ ONLY PROVE THAT THEIR CASE IS WRONG
More Basics
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Affirmative Constructive (AC) -6 minutes
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Cross Examination by the Negative (NCX) - 3 minutes
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Negative Constructive (NC) -7 minutes
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Cross Examination by the Affirmative (ACX) - 3 minutes
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First Affirmative Rebuttal (1AR) -4 minutes
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Negative Rebuttal (NR) -6 minutes
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Second Affirmative Rebuttal (2AR) -3 minutes
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FACE THE JUDGE NOT THE AFF/NEG
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637 3463 time memorization
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Look for a style you like
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Take up your time
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“I now Stand for cross Examination”
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DO NOT TAKE IT PERSONALLY
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TRY TO TAKE ONLY 2 mins of prep time
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During the (NC) you must create clash or you lose
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DO YOUR REBUTTAL OR DIEEE!
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1AR Attack the opponent and Restate the case “my opponent said this and this is
why they are wrong.”
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AFF case
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The Value represents the most important goal for the round.
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The resolution will guide you in your value
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Make two cases for BOTH Aff and Neg
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Values are your ultimate goal
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Values could include: Equal opportunity or Quality of life
Common values
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Justice
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Freedom
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Democracy
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Equality
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Human Rights
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Legitimate Government
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Safety
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Privacy
Pick the values that Support your case better
Look at other ideas
Ask Why is that right/wrong
The Criterion
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A measurement of the value
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Links the value and case together
(they have to match or your case makes no sense)
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Sets limits on the value
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(Providing means in which value may be achieved)
Attack the Criterion if you’re the neg
Tell how you‘ll achieve the criterion if you’re the Aff
If their value is getting home, deflate their tires
I value_________, so I want ______________
Must include an action verb EX: Reducing Poverty (I value Economic Stability so i
want to reduce poverty
Traditionally based on philosophy EX: action in accordance Utilitarianism (Any action
taken on the foundation of the greatest good for the greatest number)
LEARN YOUR PHILOSOPHY
LDE handbook has philosophy
Try to avoid nihilism but positive nihilism should be fine
Common Criteria
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Social contract Theory
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Pragmatism
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Practicality
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
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Reason you obey laws
You can’t meet Self awareness if you have no base needs
Harm principle
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You can do anything you want as long as it Harms NO ONE
Contentions “The Meat”
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The main arguments, or points, of your case.
These points explain how the affirmative/negative action achieves your criterion.
Claims: title of argument
Warrants: Reasons that the claims are true
Impacts: Why they matter
Credible sources: Wikipedia is NOT credible
IMPORTANT: if i provide universal healthcare will it cure cancer IE: PROVE THAT RESEARCH
FUNDING IS MORE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A CANCER PATIENT
HAS NO BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE SPEND MONEY ON CURING DISEASES NOT TREATING
THEM
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NORMALLY PEOPLE DON'T FULFILL THEIR REHABILITATION OR TAKE ALL THE MEDICINE
PRESCRIBED
LD is civilized
AC- Read your case. Should take full 6 minutes
NCX- Ask questions that clarify and/or “poke holes” in Aff case
NC- Read your case (3 ½ minutes) REBUTTAL THE AFF!!
ACX- Again, ask questions to clarify, deconstruct, weaken Neg Case
1AR- Rebuttal Neg case AND Counter attacks on Aff case
NR- Rebuttal Aff, Counter attacks on Neg case, And voters! No new arguments
2AR- Voters only! No new arguments
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PRESENT A GOOD REBUTTAL YOU ONLY GET ONE
WHY SHOULD THEY VOTE FOR YOU?
Cross Examination
1. How does your value link to the resolution?
2. How does your criterion link?
3. Why should we accept that your value of ____ is the supreme value
4. Can you explain your warrant and impacts on contention 1 (then 2, 3)?
5. Clarify any point you are uncertain of in your opponent’s case.
Prep Time!! 4 Amazing Minutes
1. Prepare your Rebuttal
2. Half your time between rebuttals
3. USE IT ALL!
The Rebuttal Attack Everything!
Value
Criterion
Contention 1
Contention 2
Contention 3 for AFF
The Flow is EVERYTHING!
Notes in a debate round are called a “flow” and should contain the round’s:
Values, criteria, contentions, arguments.
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Etiquette in Debate
DO NOT face each other
DO face the judge
DO NOT become personal/ aggressive
DO be respectful but firm
DO NOT wear jeans, low-cut anything, over accessorize, etc.
DO be professionally dressed.
Read Map : tell the judge what to expect BEFORE you speak
Sign Post: Tell the judge what is happening in while speaking
Be respectful to your judge AND opponent
Greetings!
THANK YOU
I am now open for cross examination
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