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November 9, 2013 / compassioninpolitics

Is alternative justification good or bad in debate?

Alternative justification bad:
1) Justifies counterwarrants. Thats bad.
2) Lack of focus. The impact of that is undermining of depth due to a dramatic increase in sound-bite-itis. (ie the aff. forces this, so if we do it, its not really our fault)
3) Bad model of fairness & a bad model of education. Creates spaghetti style strategies for both sides. Race to the bottom of spread and drop strategies, rather than wisdom and understanding.

I would run counter-warrants with this strategy if it didn’t put too much time pressure on–I guess that could just be a generic disad.

Real Solution?
Run a bunch of Ks and see what sticks.

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