I agree I went about this the wrong way, and Sabrina, I'm sorry for having to do it like this. Please understand...
1. I really didn't want to make false accusations, I watched the whole round and was pretty mad, but took cites by memory (because the name of a book like that is pretty memorable) so I went home and googled it and couldn't find it -- hence, I wanted the real cite.
2. If it was true that Monticello plagarized evidence, other debaters who debate Monticello and this CP in the future had to know about this, because it is unacceptable as a responsible debater for me to let people lose to evidence which is made up -- I don't even need to discuss the dangerous precedent that sets, no matter what the tournament is or what level of debate it is at -- hence, cross-x seemed to be the best vehicle for that publicity.
Regardless, that was all quick decision-making, and I regret it. As long as every team, not just Monticello, agrees not to plagarize evidence ever again, I will be more than content with the result of my thread. Please, debate is a tremendously educational activity, and I care about it a lot; it's not hard to do it the right way, and research skills are half the battle. Respect the activity, as I'm sure you do, and win the right way.
- Jeremy Kreisberg