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Summary: This case requires you to do three things: stay on message, be logical, and be real-world.
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About "Prevention (AFF)"
This case requires you to do three things: stay on message, be logical, and be real-world. Let’s walk through the case, and then I’ll tell you what I mean.
Your value is human life, but with a slight qualification. Since every government is responsible to its citizens first, your value is reflective of that priority. Your criterion is prevention, and it links in pretty simply: avoiding problems, or solving problems before they grow, is an easy way to save lives. Your contentions follow a simple pattern: action is needed, not acting is wrong, and therefore the resolution is correct. Your applications are under the first two contentions, and they illustrate the benefits of preventative action, and the problems with failing to act.
Your main job is to stick to your message. You need to make prevention the watchword of the round. If you can sell the judge on why problems are worth avoiding or limiting, you’ve sold them on your principle. In the NEG summary, I’m telling your opponent to destroy your narrative. So be warned. Like winter, NEG is coming. Defend your thesis.
Secondly, be logical. This is a supporting point to staying on message, and it’s imperative. Your entire case rests on the (correct) assumption that preventing problems is good. Your job is to prove the (debatable) assumption that preventing problems with preemptive war won’t start new problems. That shouldn’t be incredibly difficult, but it may be challenging. The logic is fairly straightforward: if you can nip a problem in the bud or avoid it altogether, life will be easier. That’s the way real life works.
Third, use the real world to your advantage. By real world, I don’t mean “applications,” I mean everyday scenarios. Driving, walking at night, getting insurance, hiring lawyers, writing wills, all of those are situations where you need to plan ahead. They are all situations where you need to avoid problems. They are all situations that your judge will understand and identify with. So use them. In the real world, we use preemption all the time. Why should we stray from that method? The current system often supports AFF, so make use of it.
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