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This argument is undefeated at fast tournaments, and is almost a guaranteed win in the instance that your opponents get lazy typing up their plantext. What makes this really strategic is that there are very few (if any) offensive reasons for teams to abbreviate "United States federal government." It functions like a topicality argument, but has some devastating solvency deficits (like the "USFG" being the United States Faceter's Guild, not the federal government--yes, this is an actual thing http://www.usfacetersguild.org/history.shtml)

 

This file is ready to read, and includes answers to every argument that an Affirmative in this deep of a hole could make. Comes complete with Neg Block extensions of all major 1NC arguments, and by the time the 2NR rolls around, you honestly won't need 2NR blocks. If not an A-Strat, this is simply a file you should have in your tubs.

 

However, this file is still a good buy if you aren't looking to thrash some poor team on a plan-flaw: lots of the evidence i cut for the block includes arguments about the importance of grammar and ambiguity in policy-making, as well as the relationships between different agencies (which could be handy for people wanting to go hard on the A-Spec debate). Additionally, the Topicality theory blocks contain good evidence that can be applied to any argument with a limits or reasonability debate. Basically, if you are someone who plans on making Topicality, or any other language-based procedural, you should buy this file.

 

TOC

“USFG†Plan-Flaw................................................................................................................................................................ 1

1NCs................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

USFG 1NC.................................................................................................................................................................... 3

2NC Jazz........................................................................................................................................................................... 5

Overview....................................................................................................................................................................... 6

Solvency 2NC............................................................................................................................................................... 7

Vagueness 2NC............................................................................................................................................................. 8

Limits 2NC.................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Ground 2NC................................................................................................................................................................ 11

A2s................................................................................................................................................................................. 12

A2 We Meet................................................................................................................................................................ 13

A2 Counter Interp—Only our aff is T......................................................................................................................... 14

A2 “Acronyms are all capsâ€........................................................................................................................................ 15

A2 No impact to legal ambiguity.................................................................................................................................. 16

T-Theory........................................................................................................................................................................ 17

A2 Reasonability......................................................................................................................................................... 18

Depth over Breadth..................................................................................................................................................... 19

Potential Abuse........................................................................................................................................................... 20

A2 RVI........................................................................................................................................................................ 21

Grammar good/A2 “This is stupidâ€............................................................................................................................. 22

More evidence/definitional support................................................................................................................................ 24

Violation extension cards............................................................................................................................................ 25

Object of “the†matters—denotes specific actor........................................................................................................... 26

Only Caps when naming specific agencies................................................................................................................... 27

federal government =/= proper noun........................................................................................................................... 28

Capitol G “Government†= ONLY Executive Branch................................................................................................... 29

Executive Branch DA!................................................................................................................................................. 30

Geography................................................................................................................................................................... 32

 

About the Author: Mason Owen is a freshman at KU, debated 4 years at Shawnee Mission South High, competed on the national circuit, and part-time coaches for national circuit competitors at Shawnee Mission South. He will answer any questions you have about files released via PM or email (mason5855@gmail.com).




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