Released: Filed Under: NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas
The Negative is most likely to say something along the lines of a defense of capitalism: “Free markets are the only way to ensure that everyone has a car in their garage and food on their tables, and if we allow the Affirmative to spread socialism, you can kiss goodbye to freedom and individualism.” This case is meant to combat the “socialism vs. capitalism” debate that the Negative may choose to frame. We’re not at all proposing that governments run everything. We can freely admit that this is a bad idea. We don’t need to worry about this today. All we need to do is stick the Negative to a very specific idea: Valuing free trade over fair-trade means taking away regulations whenever possible.
This is a powerful statement if impacted correctly. After all, tariffs and subsidies are regulations, sure. But so are taxes, safety regulations, workplace-ethics laws, and basic concepts of market fairness. We need to show the judge that the Negative’s mindset ultimately leads to a toxic value of ‘what the market wants’ over what people need. Free trade left on its own, without any concern for fairness, often leads to exploitation. What use is an economy built on a morally bankrupt foundation? Money, after all, is fake. People are real.
The Negative will want to limit free trade to only nice and pretty and moral things. You want to show the morally bankrupt potential of free trade without the moral boundaries that fair trade offers.
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Nathaniel Arroyave has been involved in competitive speech since he was eight and competitive debate for five years. He has participated in multiple forms of debate, including Lincoln Douglas Debate and Parliamentary Debate. Nathaniel has received first place in several tournaments for Lincoln Douglas Debate and finished the 2017-2018 season ranked sixth nationally. Nathaniel was a Finalist in Persuasive Speaking for NITOC 2017, and in Extemporaneous Speaking for NITOC 2018.