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Negative Responsibilities


The job of the negative in the debate is to negative the resolution, and more specifically (and importantly) a particular plan the affirmative advicates, that falls within the resolution.  This year’s (2019-20) policy debate resolution is “

The affirmative’s proposal – their plan -- will advocate change away from the status quo – the present world that we live in.  The negative will need to take one of the following approaches

(1) Argue the plan does not support the resolution, that it is not topical.

(2) Argue the plan is undesirable relative to the world we live in . . .

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