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  1. At long last, round three. Given the tournament is double-elim bracket, some of you may be eliminated. Below is the list of remaining competitors. Furthermore, given that the suspense of the first two rounds is out of the way, RFDs are now allowed to be public - Had to keep 'em guessing if they'd be out in two ; )

     

    Please review the rules before starting a thread. Either debater may start the thread. If no thread is started, the round is a double loss. If no 1AC is posted within 24 hours, the aff loses, assuming the neg started the thread. Judges, please PM me the decision and speaker points ASAP. Tournament timeframe rules are flexible; please contact the inactive debater before awarding a loss. If anyone would not like to judge or compete, please PM me ASAP so you can be removed from the pool. If there are any complaints or concerns, please PM me. If there is a forfeiture with no speech doc, the speaks are immediately 30/0, or 0/0 in the event of a double loss. If there is a speech doc, use it to determine speaker points. If there are any further questions, please post in the thread or PM me. 

     

     

    Good luck to those remaining!

     

     

     

     

    [Aff] vs [Neg] / [Judge]

     

     

    In the UP BRACKET (2-0)

     

    ronniesportman vs nihilistkitten / DavidGriffith
    Bayernuard vs TheSnowball / Nonegfiat
    Masterdebater3000 vs Jw4167 / TheSnowball
     
     
     
     
    In the DOWN BRACKET (1-1)
     
    Preeves22 vs TheTrashDebater / vmanAA738
    jhirsch vs jmeza111401 / sfrpeterm
    lawsonhudson vs ZidaoWang / Lukrau
    duhbait vs lfpnub / NickDB8
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  2. Might as well fulfill your other request...

     

     

     

    c. Your author concludes aff: Individuals still have the freedom of self-induced action but are forced certain political responsibilities in order to maintain democratic order

    Kappeler, 95 - Associate Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Akhawayn University (Susanne, The Will to Violence: The Politics of Personal Behaviour, pg. 32-33) // AK

     

    What is not the ‘private sphere’ of individual citizens is the ‘public sphere’, which belongs to them all equally. However, citizens and individuals whose understanding of themselves is based on the conception of a subject in relation to objects, that is, on ‘private’ domination, cannot simultaneously be part of a collective, even if only the collective community of male citizens. These two conceptions are mutually exclusive. Hence even the mutual relationships between citizens are structured according to the primary assumption of the self-interest of every single and individual citizen and can be regulated and kept in check only by the hierarchically superordinated state, or those in charge of it. Hence the state in turn necessarily develops its own self-interest, which on principle is opposed to the interests of the citizens, leading to the well-known expansion of state power at the cost of citizens’ right. Above all, however, the principle of self-interest is thus institutionalized as the legitimate basic attitude of the citizen among citizens, regulatable and regulated through the control of the state. Its protection and preservation becomes the central concern of liberalism, democratic theory and the philosophy of rights. As Carole Pateman writes, [The individual] is a ‘private’ individual, but he needs a sphere in which he can exercise his rights and opportunities, pursue his (private) interests and protect and increase his property. If all men (‘individuals’) are so to act in an orderly fashion, then as Locke is aware, a public ‘umpire’) rather than a hidden – private? – hand), or a representative, liberal state, is required to make and enforce publicly known, equitable laws.11 The sphere of his possible action as a ‘private’ individual, as one who exercises his rights, pursue his interests, protects and above all increases his property, must not be restricted to the small sphere of the family, which, despite everything, is quite limited in its possibilities for exploitation and accumulation. That would not be freedom. For the exercise of his rights, of his ‘freedom’ and his claims to the acquisition of property, the individual requires the public sphere of the entire society – which hence is declared the ‘private sector’. On the level of the citizens and the state (free zone ‘family’ excepted) there is a second division into ‘private’ and ‘public’: The separation between private and public is thus re-established as a division within civil society itself, within the world of men. The separation is then expressed in a number of different ways, not only private and public but also, for example, ‘society’ and ‘state’, or ‘economy’ and ‘politics’, or ‘freedom’ and ‘coercion’ or ‘social’ and ‘political’.12 So-called ‘political’ responsibility, that is, the self-interested desire and need of citizens for a regulation of the competing self-interests of citizens, is handed over to and invested in the states and is what remains properly ‘public’. This results in a considerable shrinkage of what is ‘public’ and ‘political’, while ‘civil society is seen, above all else, as the sphere of private interest, private enterprise and private individuals.’14 And as Pateman comments, ‘in the late twentieth century the relation between the capitalist economy and the state no longer looks like that between Locke’s umpire and civil society. 14 Rather, the economy seems to have become the umpire in relation to the state. Moreover, in the twentieth century and with political emancipation of women, the citizenry has doubled. This has not, however, resulted in the abolition of the original division of society into the familial ‘private’ sphere and the ‘public’ sphere.

     

     

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  3. Hey everyone - Sorry for the delay. I've been out of my home state, and then finals week approached, and graduation is right around the corner. With that in mind, I'm going to keep delaying this just a little bit longer until I have time to close rounds, etc.

     

    promise I'm going to come back to this, and if I don't, someone PM me until I do :P

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  4. Please review the rules before starting a thread. Either debater may start the thread. If no thread is started, the round is a double loss. If no 1AC is posted within 24 hours, the aff loses, assuming the neg started the thread. Judges, please PM me the decision and speaker points ASAP. Tournament timeframe rules are flexible; please contact the inactive debater before awarding a loss. If anyone would not like to judge or compete, please PM me ASAP so you can be removed from the pool. If there are any complaints or concerns, please PM me. If there is a forfeiture with no speech doc, the speaks are immediately 30/0, or 0/0 in the event of a double loss. If there is a speech doc, use it to determine speaker points. When submitting results, do not disclose the decision and speaks to anyone but me, comments after the round are okay, but make sure these do not give away the decision. If there are any further questions, please post in the thread or PM me.

     

    Postings - [Aff] v [Neg] / [Judge]

     

    nihilistkitten v lawsonhudson / outlier

    duhbait v Jw4167 / TheSnowball
    TheTrashDebater v Bayernuard / AQuackDebater
    Preeves22 v TheSnowball / lawsonhudson
    ronniesportman v lfpnub / TheTrashDebater
    ZidaoWang v Masterdebater3000 / Lukrau
    TheRoadmapIs16Off v TheRealRadical1 / CynicClinic
    Arrow1124 v GracchusBabeuf / sfrpeterm
    AQuackDebater v jmeza111401 / OutKTheK
    EthanDB8 v dante111 / vmanAA738
    jhirsch v PailAmbrose / NickDB8
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