Member of Government (MG)
Leader of Opposition (LO)
i. the government may not present you with coherent ideas leaving only 7 minutes to develop a case (the PMC).
ii. preparation keeps your mind alert and ready for action
iii. the arguments you prepare may be the case the government runs
2. Procedural Arguments – if the Government team does not present a case that is a reasonable interpretation of the resolution make a point of it.
i. it is not in the "spirit of the resolution" (the Gov’s case is not even close to the theme of the resolution. Ex: this house believes there is a God… turns into a debate about prison overcrowding…. Hmm….).
ii. the position the Opposition is expected to uphold is "morally repugnant." Ex. You must uphold slavery or exterminating a race of people.
3. After any procedural arguments, present a counter value/independent arguments before addressing the Government's case. You want to develop your own psychological ground on the judge's flow.
Member of Opposition (MO)
1. Presenting 10 new arguments under the LOC's independent arguments is abusive.
Ex: LOC MOC
i. Global Destruction
ii. Increase Human Diseases.
vi. Depletion of Natural Resources
2. The MO should extend the LO’s arguments, however try to add new arguments onto existing points
Free Trade entrenches 3rd World Nations
Entrenchment leads to increase poverty and human rights abuses.
3. Stress any ignored argument. If the MG ignores a disadvantage, make that argument one of the most important points in the round (a reason to vote for you).