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I'm writing an aff and the main argument that's run against it is T-its, Now we've defined "
its" as association with a federal agency, but now my partner and I don't know how to argue our interpretation is better. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Every counter-definition needs counter-standards.  Those counter-standards are reasons to prefer the counter-definition.  So you want a good story on why your definition creates a fair and educational round.  You also want to attack your opponents standards.  The standards debate is the debate about which definition is better.

 

You should also have 'we meet', 'T not a voter', 'no abuse'/'don't vote on potential abuse', and 'reasonability' answers to any T run against you.

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Also, if you do mandate federal action but claim local or state solvency just say something like "kick the extra T portions of the plan - we will only go for federal enactment". 

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Every counter-definition needs counter-standards.  Those counter-standards are reasons to prefer the counter-definition.  So you want a good story on why your definition creates a fair and educational round.  You also want to attack your opponents standards.  The standards debate is the debate about which definition is better.

 

You should also have 'we meet', 'T not a voter', 'no abuse'/'don't vote on potential abuse', and 'reasonability' answers to any T run against you.

Isn't reasonability an affirmative argument though? 

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