Summary: This is a generic Negative brief arguing that human rights should not be used as a criterion for changing our arms sales policies.
Summary: AFF plan will increase regulations on cryptocurrency (think Bitcoin, but there are hundreds of others), possibly by having the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) take jurisdiction and regulating them the same way stocks and bonds (securities) are regulated. It’s unnecessary because the Status Quo already has regulation and will develop more once enough study has been done to properly understand the technology. Rushing into a new regulatory regime right now would be a mistake because the government wouldn’t have an adequate understanding of what it is regulating to do a decent job.
Case Summary: Affirmative plan abolishes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But CFPB is essential to protecting consumers from powerful banks and financial institutions that regularly try to rip them off. It’s effective at recovering defrauded monies and helps the little guys in today’s economy. Abolishing it would be a bad idea.
Case Summary: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created by Congress in the wake of the economic meltdown over 10 years ago. It was supposed to protect consumers from predatory or fraudulent behavior by bad actors in the economy. But instead of helping consumers, it only makes things worse by adding regulations and taking away choices. And it doesn’t follow Constitutional safeguards of normal operations of government, leading to abuse of power. This plan abolishes CFPB.
Affirmative plan cancels US arms sales to Honduras. Many of the problems cited by the Affirmative are receding in the Status Quo. And the real root cause of the violence in Honduras is drug trafficking, not US weapons. We could put a stop to that either by giving them more weapons, or by legalizing drugs in the United States (to bring it above board and take the criminal element out of it).