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Summary: This is the first of FOUR introductory articles released to Members, foundational to gaining an understanding of the new resolution.
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About "Resolution Overview"
This is one of FOUR introductory articles released to Monument Members at the beginning of the year. These are meant to be foundational, informational and helpful to gaining an understanding of the new resolution. Release dates are:
- Resolution Overview (7/3/17)
- Wording of the Resolution (7/10/17)
- Philosophies of the Topic (7/17/17)
- Applications (7/24/17)
This article isn’t meant to be a one-stop shop, nor is it meant to be a detailed exposition of specific arguments and cases. Instead, consider this your starting point. The next few pages are your organizational nexus, a systematic compendium of possibilities. As the season develops, the crucible of competition will reveal that some of these possibilities are more viable than others. My goal here is to help you see the resolution as a complete entity, robust and complex, situated in a vibrant context that affords numerous opportunities for compelling argumentation.
Of course, arguments don’t exist in a vacuum. Ideas have consequences, and they frequently come tethered to broad, cultural narratives laden with the force of centuries of history and philosophy. Your task is to create clarity from an abyss of obscurity.
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Following an illustrious debate career in the NCFCA, Chris enrolled at Grove City College in the Fall of 2016, where he currently holds a fellowship to study philosophy. He coaches for and competes on the Grove City Parliamentary Debate Team, for which he secured a national speaking title in March 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys playing gigs as a member of the GCC string quartet.