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PostSubject: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:46 am

Intro:
When the constitution was first written, slaves counted as only three fifths of a person and their individual rights were not respected. This all changed after the Civil War. When the United States won the war African Americans slowly won different rights. However, they immediately gained individual rights like those of life, liberty and property. It was because the government respected African American's individual rights that equality was gained. It is for this reason that I stand resolved that: a governments legitimacy is determined more by its respect for popular sovereignty than individual rights.

Definitions:

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Government:the system used for controlling a country, city, or group of people

Legitimacy: the quality of being legal or acceptable

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition
Popular Sovereignty: a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people

John Locke
Individual Right: life, liberty and property

Value:
Equality Definition:the condition of being equal, esp. of having the same political, social, and economic rights (Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed)

Criterion: Individual Rights

C1: When individual rights are upheld people get equality
when all are viewed as being equal and no man is born with more rights than another and a minority is no less important than a majority. This result’s of this is that people get equality, which includes representation. The Senate is an example of this. When deciding on how Congress would work the founding fathers had a disagreement. The larger states wanted two chambers and representation that would be proportional to the population, this was known as the Virginia Plan. However, the smaller state were nervous that this would not give them much say in the government so, they drafted the New Jersey Plan. This plan would feature only one chamber and give equal representation to all states. A settlement was reached when Roger Sherman, proposed a two-house legislature, consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The Senate would have an equal number of representatives from each state. This would satisfy the states with smaller populations. The House of Representatives would include representatives proportional to the population. Equality was achieved because the states were represented in two ways which gave all the ability to represent themselves and their rights.

C2: Respecting Individual Rights doesn’t harm Equality

Popular sovereignty can frequently topple equality unless it is restrained. This is completely opposite to individual rights, because they are self-limiting, and so do not yield to a higher standard. With individual rights, my value of equality, is upheld and unharmed. This can be seen in the example I used in my introduction regarding African American’s individual rights and the fight for their equality.

C3: Governments exist to protect Individual rights
The reason that the United states was formed was to protect individual rights. James Madison put it this way, “The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.” This same theme can also be found in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.” Considering this, it is evident that a legitimate government MUST respect the individual rights of the government’s citizens, given that protection of these rights is the reason for which government exists.

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In conclusion,

In this speech I hope to have shown you that,
• When individual rights are upheld people get equal representation
• Respecting Individual Rights doesn’t harm Equal Representation
• Governments exist to protect Individual rights
As a final thought for this speech I would like to offer this quote from Anthony E. Santelli, Jr. a Scholar in Residence at Public Interest Institute. “A legitimate government represents all of the people, not just the majority.”


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PostSubject: Question?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:39 am

Who are you posting against?
We are supposed to be posting against a specific person including a rebuttal.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:54 pm

I believe she said she hadn't decided on who to be debating, and hasn't done the rebuttal yet...idk.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:07 pm

with thanksgiving I just haven't had time yet to do it. it should be up by tuesday.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:09 pm

I am dying over this case. I haven't thought of what to do, or whose to do it against yet...uff.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:17 pm

who's case? yours?
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:20 pm

My case...I think i decided who i'll do mine against, though, so now i think it should be a bit easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:01 pm

ali_n. wrote:
My case...I think i decided who i'll do mine against, though, so now i think it should be a bit easier.


Yeah, thanks Ali... I think I know who I'm doing my case against... Are we supposed to carry out the argument until the end? or just write 1AC, 1AR, 1NC and 1NR? + cross-x questions?
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:29 pm

I have no clue. I just wrote a separate case and rebuttal.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:39 pm

Wait..Whaaaat? I'm lost.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:47 pm

ali_n. wrote:
Wait..Whaaaat? I'm lost.

How are you lost? There any even any cross-x questions yet Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:47 pm

No, what did you mean when you said the whole thingy in the post before mine?
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:52 pm

Oh. I was just asking if anyone knew exactly what we were supposed to do. I know Mrs. Gray said Aff. Case and Neg. Case but what about the rebuttals? and what I meant was 1 aff constructive with 1 rebuttal, and 1 neg constructive with 1 rebuttal
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:53 pm

Hopefully she will tell us in class... Question
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PostSubject: Re: Ashley Eaton's Negative Case! :D   Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm so confused, I thought we were just suppose to post a negative case just like we posted our affirmative case(not against anyone). We'll hopefully find out in class! Smile
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PostSubject: Clarification needed!   Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:55 am

Hey all, I have finally returned from my vacation and I have noticed there is some confusion on what to do with the Negative case. What I would like for everyone to attempt to do is write out their entire NC which will include a rebuttal against an opponent case of your choice.

You will develop/ attempt to develop a speech that lasts 7 minutes. This speech will include your constructive argument negating the resolution and a rebuttal against what your opponent has argued in his/ her Affirmative speech.


Chapter 7 does a good job of detailing the goals of a negative constructive speech.

The primary reason why I am having you write out the negative constructive is to allow you additional time to think out strong phrases and words to argue against your opponents case. This is just one of many ways that you can become more fluent in argumentation.

It will also encourage you to develop "briefs" or prepared responses to the common arguments that you'll face with this resolution.
Hang in there everyone! I will do my best to clarify this in class.
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