Res Focus GOOD - Res Focus GOOD A. Interpretation: Debaters...

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Res Focus GOOD A. Interpretation: Debaters must defend the entire resolution as a categorical, normative statement. Under this interpretation, nuclear weapons must include include any and all nukes, defined by Answers.com as “A device, such as a bomb or warhead, whose great explosive power derives from the release of nuclear energy.” This definition is derived from over 3 articles, with a combined over 20 sources written by advocates with degrees in relevant scholarly fields. B. Violation: My opponent only defends the topic in a specific situation of only specific types of nukes and severs links to all other types of arguments. C. Standards 1) Ground—a specific plan is able to sever out of links to criticisms or advantages for the implementation of the resolution in general and its application in every situation except the one they picked. This only leaves me with a fraction of the ground that I had before whereas my opponent is still able to pick some specific plan for the resolution. Ground is key to fairness because it determines the arguments that we are allowed to make and defend. If one debater is allowed more ability to make arguments than the other, it is unfair because they have an arbitrary advantage in the round. 2) Predictability—allowing their specific plan gives them the ability to pick
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