[eDebate] Proud to debate the Native American topic AND terrorism
Alfred C. Snider
Wed Oct 10 07:46:07 CDT 2001
Public debate and discussion is the best way to deal with the 9/11 issues
Since 9/11 the Lawrence Debate Union has done the following:
Taped a 30 minute television program about how the incident changes events
in the Middle East. Already aired 6 times in 2 weeks.
Taped a 30 minute television program about how the 9/11 incident has changed
life for individuals, groups, nations and the world. Being aired now.
Planned for a major public debate on 10/16 about US military action,
featuring student and faculty debaters. Highly publicized. Our last such
debate, during the Kosovo action, drew over 400 people and three television
Scheduled time to tape a 30 minute television program debating US military
action, to be taped the weekend of 10/27.
We will be doing more. Our debate family has lost precious friends and
relatives, and we take this quite seriously.
Why can't more people look outside of the debate "box" to deal with this
issue right away with public events which will do more to spread ideas and
information than many, many debate tournaments? We need an outward move on
this, not a further burrowing in.
Speaking for myself (and I know Jackie feels the same way) we do not wish to
postpone debate about Native Americans. I know Jackie has waited all his
life for this topic, and I am very encouraged by the debates going on in our
region on this topic.
The genocidal project against Native Americans continues now. We have a
debate topic, let's keep it.
We will have a squad meeting on this issue, but I know the coaches are not
interested in attending tournaments which switch topics. They may do so, of
course, but may have to do so without our support.
Best wishes, and get active...
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