Journalists help keep us accountable. They provide the people in any society with the information hey need to make the most informed decisions possible. More than that, they do the investigating that exposes injustice in the world around us.
Your value is a buffer. If negative tries to run some abstract ideology such as protection of rights or justice, your response is simple: Subjective. The strength in public safety is that it’s objective and clear. Judges know what they’re voting for when they vote affirmative. Show how the esoteric ideologies of the negative are subjective. Who decides the just punishment for robbing a bank? 10 years in jail? 15? Those ideas are inherently subjective. Public Safety isn’t. That being said, if a team runs one of those values, you might be better off accepting the value. Both strategies are acceptable. Ask yourself, can my applications still apply to their value? If the answer is yes, then accept the value and move on to more important arguments.
This download gives definitions, application and contentions formatted into a Negative case for debaters to use in Lincoln-Douglas rounds.
This download is a 3 fold way of analyzing the topic of civil disobedience.
This week’s topics of debate include conspiracy theories, constitutional amendments, talents, racism, hegemony, Vladimir Putin, the DCEU, the ethics of lying, and the ethics of torture!