Released: Filed Under: NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas
About "Res K"
This Kritik (pronounced “critique”, debaters like Greek things and “K” is a cool abbreviation) is built on the logical syllogism in the contentions. The definitions and resolutional analysis are important aspects of the case, but they’re there for set-up purposes and as a defense in later speeches.
The basic flow of the case is this: fair trade corrects unfairness, government intervention (read: unfree trade) creates unfairness, so governments shouldn’t support unfree trade, so there’s no conflict. The point is that the entire conflict scenario of the resolution is wholly artificial, so we should reject the resolution as a whole.
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Mark’s competitive history includes top awards in policy, Lincoln-Douglas, parli, extemp, and apologetics in NCFCA and Stoa. He is currently an honors student at the University of Texas, dual-majoring in the Plan II Honors Program and the School of Business. Through his connections with forensics and writing for Monument, Mark earned an internship at the Texas Civil Justice League, where his research aims to increase stability and fairness in Texas’ civil justice system. In his spare time, Mark plays for UT’s rugby team.