Released: Filed Under: NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas
Be the most credible debater in the room. That’s how you win with this case, when your opponent brings up anecdotal examples and feel-good quotes, you want to be the one who shows the judge the truth. Fair Trade doesn’t work. Free Trade does.
IF you can, agree with the affirmative value and definitions. Your ideal beginning to the speech is, “I agree with my opponent’s definitions and value. Let’s jump into my case.”
Your contentions should take a solid 5 minutes of your 7-minute speech. Crush strategic control here and show the just why your side is the only side that matters. Your response to any affirmative case should be “outweighed” or “No impact” by showing why your data, analysis, and facts should be upheld.
Familiarize yourself with the economic reasoning behind free trade so that you can explain it well in cross-ex and the rebuttal. The easiest way for someone to lose with this case is to neglect good explanation. Don’t let that happen.
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Drew competed in Stoa, NCFCA, and NSDA for four years total at over 40 tournaments with consistent success, winning tournament champion at the 2018 NITOC and placing #1 overall nationally on speechranks. Now, he coaches students and clubs across the nation online and in-person. Drew is committed to the activity of speech and debate and believes in the transformative power of forensics competition. Drew Magness currently coaches hundreds of students across the nation. Learn more at acepeak.org.