Released: Filed Under: Stoa Lincoln-Douglas
About "Privacy is Dead"
Most LD cases negotiate a delicate balance between the two ideals in the resolution, affirming the worth of both while positing the superiority of one. Dispensing with that convention, this case constitutes an unexpectedly uninhibited assault on privacy.
The first contention, which establishes the holistic worthlessness of privacy, relies upon three supporting warrants: First, privacy’s status within the venerated American constitutional system is far more dubious than most people expect. At best, privacy is notably absent. At worst, it channels negative connotations of judicial activism. Second, privacy cannot be stylized as a right due to its unfeasibility in developing countries. Third, privacy is an illusion in our current technology-saturated epoch. These arguments undermine the worth of privacy, facilitating the success of your second contention. Once you demonstrate that privacy is worthless, you can easily contrast with the relative worth of truth-seeking: If X is worth 0 units, and Y is worth 0.0000001 units, Y still is more valuable than X. Fortunately, in this case, truth-seeking is worth far more than privacy, which renders the comparison seamless.
The value framework of pragmatism is intended to focus the round on your diverse attacks on privacy. Win the value through the reasons to prefer, demonstrating that pragmatism either encompasses all results-oriented values and excludes all theoretical ones.
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Joel consistently won tournaments or advanced deep into elimination rounds in NCFCA speech and Lincoln-Douglas debate. As a collegiate forensics competitor, he has enjoyed similar success with parliamentary debate and mock trial. Currently, Joel studies philosophy at Wheaton College and coaches debate for multiple organizations.