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kevinball

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The second affirmative rebuttal
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:26:38 AM »
It is the final speech given by the affirmative in a policy debate. This speech answers the arguments made by the second negative rebuttal. They will never go to the other flows if they proved the negative team has made an absolute blunder. There are many confusions that people have regarding the 2AR. The 2AR cannot make new arguments that were not in the 1AR and never present new information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. However, the team will often refer to the shreds of evidence read earlier in the round when the affirmative has a desire to do the judge to read it after the round.

I got a question regarding the second affirmative rebuttal while registering, and thus, I have tried to make it clear.

Ermo

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Re: The second affirmative rebuttal
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 10:51:01 AM »
The community's long nightmare is over. Thank you!

CouldaBeenaContenda

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Re: The second affirmative rebuttal
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 10:38:21 AM »
It is the final speech given by the affirmative in a policy debate. ... They will never go to the other flows...

That's why lying works better in the 2AR than in any other speech.  ;)
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