[eDebate] Bidirectionality and Res's 2 and 3

Justin Green jmgreen
Sun Jul 12 23:30:30 CDT 2009


Not much of a fan of 1 - still not sure which way we are going to vote.

One quirk of note for res 2 and 3.  The parts that are potentially troublying

Resolution 2 - "Reduce the size of its nuclear weapons arsenal"
Resolution 3 - "a substantial reduction inthe size of its nuclear
weapons arsenal"

Both of these resolutions seem to allow for an Aff to blow up nuclear
weapons.  While not widely supported, this might throw a wrinkle into
expected negative ground.  Resolution 1 avoids this problem because of
the stipulation that the aff be in line with disarmament treaties.

Spark, mini-nuke a terrorist, attack China/North Korea, test
weapon(s), transverse the fantasy by blowing up a weapon, blowing up
an asteroid are all ways to engage in "A substantial reduction in the
size of its nuclear weapons arsenal" Res 3 OR even more dangerously
"reduce the size of its nuclear weapons arsenal" Res 2.

Not psyched about this possibility.

Justin Green



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