[eDebate] I'm confused

Josh jbhdb8
Fri Jul 20 11:57:08 CDT 2007

CEDA had two topics a year for a long time.....I think the goal was to
decrease the ability to research in depth on particular topics...In practice
it meant many of us gave up any hope of a holiday break to get ready for the
second topic,


On 7/20/07, Donald Bryson <anabaptist at alltel.net> wrote:
>  I'm from the days post-merger so a lot of this conversation is over my
> head.  I've got a few questions because I'm young (not dumb) and don't know
> any better.
> 1) What would be the net benefit of 2 topics over 1 topic?  Sounds like an
> increased workload in scouting and research to me.
> 2) If the topic is really a non-policy topic, then how does that affect
> the activity of "policy debate"?
> 3) Scott Elliott mentioned CEDA's purpose and then talked about the 2
> topics.  I'm sure that CEDA's sole purpose isn't to provide 2 topics (one
> policy and one not) so what was he talking about when he spoke of "CEDA's
> purpose"?
> Too young to know any better,
> Donald Bryson
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