CEDA Exec-Sec Rpt, 2 of 8
Michael R. Dickman
Wed Mar 29 07:29:14 CST 2000
There is a CEDA precident to this. One year in the early 80's (damn I'm old) the topic committee came up with a list of topics thate were real value topics! (I was at Wichita State at the time and we were all excited about the protestant work ethic topic!) Well the community freaked and started a write in campaign to adopt a quaisi policy topic on the nuclear freeze movement and even though it appeared nowhere on the ballot it became the topic. I wonder if such a thing would be allowed today?
From: Allyn Gibson[SMTP:allyngibson at JUNO.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 9:11 PM
To: EDEBATE at LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: CEDA Exec-Sec Rpt, 2 of 8
Question. Or several, actually.
What if, through a ground-swell of support, a number of schools decided
to vote for the Drugs topic? I mean, the paper was posted to eDebate. I
don't think anyone really ever thought the topic paper wasn't in play.
It's been distributed, people have seen it. So, what's to really stop
people from voting for it? And, were it to receive the most votes, would
it even be considered as next year's topic, or would CEDA ignore popular
sentiment? And if CEDA were to ignore the vote for Drugs as a topic,
would CEDA continue to carry any weight within the debate community for
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