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  • 2 years ago

    Great fun @Josecaballero Thanks very much for inviting me to participate spur of the moment. I had a great time and you made strong arguments. For the record, I don't have especially strong feelings on this topic, but I do think most public financing systems are impractical and cannot succeed at stopping big money interests without utterly crushing freedom of political speech.

    I think better that individuals take responsibility for their votes because ultimately, that is our real power as citizens in elections. I know that is also perhaps unrealistic in mass scale, but its the delusion (perhaps) I choose to cling to and try to live by.

    • 2 years ago

      @sigfried I enjoyed it a lot thanks for indulging me. I get it, the plan that was modeling is mainly meant for large cities, but was much to tweek spur of the moment.

    • 2 years ago

      @josecaballero An admirable job in a short time. Arguing policy on short time limits (both in prep and on the clock) is tough. I just had to try and poke holes, that's the easy stuff.

      It was also good practice with the clock for me. I'm starting to see some tactics to use it to my advantage and I got myself a nice closing time on this one, one of my goals for the tournament.

  • 2 years ago

    And for those with an interest in perennial candidates, I present Goodspaceguy a man with a wikipedia page and thus more a man than I in terms of fame and political weight.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodspaceguy

    http://crosscut.com/2015/10/goodspaceguy-the-definitive-interview-with-king-countys-perennial-candidate-video/

    • 2 years ago

      I am 34 seconds into this debate, and all I can think to myself is " God please not a Bernie Sanders supporter".

      I guess I'll power through now and finish the debate.

    • 2 years ago