[eDebate] Hanson/Mahoney Proposal

Jim Hanson hansonjb
Wed Jul 18 21:03:45 CDT 2007


point taken. there is this risk in the status quo although I'll concede it is a higher risk with the proposal I've suggested. it is something that needs to be considered--either as something good (korcok's args) or something to be avoided.

jim :)
hansonjb at whitman.edu
----- Original Message ----- 
From: NEIL BERCH 
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Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: [eDebate] Hanson/Mahoney Proposal


Correction:  Stefan is right on NDT.  I was wrong on ADA.  ADA has a stricter rule.  "The ADA will adopt the policy topic approved by the Executive Committee."  CEDA adopting a non-policy resolution would definitely lead to a split, with at least two and possibly three resolutions.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: NEIL BERCH 
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  Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:48 PM
  Subject: Re: [eDebate] Hanson/Mahoney Proposal


  Stefan is correct (and ADA instituted a similar rule a few years ago, indicating that if CEDA debated a non-policy resolution, ADA would use the NDT resolution).  This would not preclude an elegant but broad policy topic.  Don't know about anyone else.  I like policy debate (not surprising for a political scientist).  There's a lot of room under the umbrella of policy debate.

  --Neil Berch
  West Virginia University
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Stefan Bauschard 
    To: edebate at ndtceda.com 
    Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:44 PM
    Subject: [eDebate] Hanson/Mahoney Proposal


    I believe that when the NDT decided to debate the CEDA topic they passed a rule that said that they'd debate the CEDA topic IF CEDA chose a policy topic.  Otherwise, they would write their own policy topic.

    Is my recollection correct?  Is this rule still in existence?

    If I am right, allowing non-policy topics on the ballot through a more free-wheeled resolution writing process could allow the selection of a non-policy topic by CEDA (at least based on Jim's description of his proposal).

    If this happened, one of two things would then have to happen:

    a) The NDT would have to decide to not enforce this seemingly significant rule or
    b) The NDT would have to write another policy topic, creating a split (and a mess, since it would be done on the fly).

    My point is not to defend the policy-only topic rule or engage the discussion on a split/merger.  My point is that this matter needs to be given some consideration and perhaps some substantial consultation should occor between the respective bodies.


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