Released: Filed Under: Stoa Lincoln-Douglas
About "Human Rights"
This case has a certain point of view when it comes to criminal procedure. That it is the important picture. I’ll be first referencing how to take this case and understand it, and then addressing special strategies that will help when using this case.
Starting with the introduction, I highly recommend practicing and beginning with this immediate connection to the judge. This introduction begins with having the judge(s) imagine something ridiculous, which it is! Having no sense of privacy, much less in criminal procedure is inhumane. Which is the theme of what you will be debating with.
This case takes a logical syllogism in order to achieve its goal. Which is showing that when the resolution is affirmed, it violates human rights. The steps go as this….
- The framework has a goal, to show that your right to privacy, is a human right. Simple as that. Privacy = Human Right = increased value of Individual Privacy in the debate round.
- Contentions and Applications show that currently Individual Privacy is being valued above truth-seeking by cause of search/arrest warrants.
- Current law system values individual privacy before and over truth-seeking = support for value of Human Rights = strength in-round!
If you focus and hone in on the idea that individual privacy is a human right, and that is why it should be valued higher than truth seeking, you should have the round in your hand.
- Let the round be yours. Don’t let the fact and the idea that the privacy of the individual is vital to criminal procedure and the dignity of that individual. Keep the mindset that if a person’s privacy is taken or valued less than other things. You are challenging their very humanity.
- Attend to the impacts in the round. Make sure that in case the round goes awry or gets out of hand by cause of confusion, stick to your impacts, from the definitions to the applications make sure you know why you should win in the round.
- Tell the judge why you win. Now, there’s a fine line between sassy and confidence. Make sure that you stay confident with what you’re saying here. You are trying to sound the most human in-round. Take that advantage.
- Stay simple. In the case your opponent runs the same or similar definitions as you do, just accept them and move on. It’ll make it easier for everyone in the room.
Overall, it took me right around 5:05 to give this case, giving me about 1:55 to respond to my opponent’s case. Aim for the same. Good luck!
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Jascha has participated in speech and debate for 2 years and excelled at apologetics and Lincoln-Douglas debate. He loves to brainstorm and get involved to help people understand the impact in a debate room. With much inspiration, Joscha plans on impacting the lives around him.