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Group 65 Debate Framework

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Debate framework for our first year students participating in Visions Group 65

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Group 65 Debate Framework

  1. 1. Visions Group 65<br />The Great Decriminalization<br />Debate<br />Vanderbilt Visions<br />Fall 2009<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Welcome<br />4:00 – 4:10 Welcome and Survey<br />4:11 – 4:14 Introductory Remarks<br />After<br />4:47 – 4:50 Audience Survey<br />4:50 - ???<br />Discussion<br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />2<br /><ul><li>The Debate (4:15)
  3. 3. 4:16 – 4:19 Group For: Opening Remarks
  4. 4. 4:20 – 4:22 Group Against: Opening Remarks
  5. 5. 4:23 – 4:26 Group For: Arguments
  6. 6. 4:27 – 4:30 Group Against: Arguments
  7. 7. 4:31 – 4:34 Group For: Response
  8. 8. 4:35 – 4:38Group Against: Response
  9. 9. 4:39 – 4:42 Group For: Closing Remarks
  10. 10. 4:43 – 4:46 Group Against: Closing Remarks</li></li></ul><li>Why a Debate?<br />Promotes Civil Discourse<br />Democracy thrives on Debate<br />We must know how to debate<br />Technology Polarizes<br />Far Right / Far Left Blogs<br />Internet allows for selection of sides<br />Talk Radio<br />Talk Shows<br />We must re-engage civil society<br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />3<br />
  11. 11. The Oxford Style Debate<br />A proposition is put forward<br />The audience states its collective stance<br />The debate occurs<br />3 rounds of 3 minutes<br />For and against<br />Open, Response, Close<br />The audience states its collective stance<br />The side that has the greatest movement wins the debate<br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />4<br />
  12. 12. Decriminalization by Region<br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />5<br />
  13. 13. Marijuana in TN<br />In TN, possession of Marijuana is a Class A Misdemeanor and can carry with it a fine of up to $2,500 and a jail sentence of up to 11 months and 29 days.<br />Issues to Consider<br />Health, Benefits, Toxicity, and Addiction<br />Gateway to Others<br />Criminal Justice System<br />Impact on Communities <br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />6<br />
  14. 14. The Proposition<br />TCA 39-17-408 Schedule II Controlled Substances<br />TCA 39-17-417 Controlled Substances Offenses<br />The state of TN should decriminalize the marijuana offenses outlined in the above two statutes.<br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />7<br />
  15. 15. Further Information<br />Links<br />http://delicious.com/matthew_hall4/Group65<br />Youtube Videos:<br />http://tinyurl.com/marijuanadebate<br />matt.hall@vanderbilt.edu<br />8<br />

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