Nationals 2013 Semifinals: Brandeis Navajo Blanket v. Harvard SZ




  • Case: Given that an angel has come down to you individually, informing you of a swap of the requirements to go to heaven and hell, how should you live your life? Opp chose do evil.

    Government: Brandeis Navajo Blanket
    PM: Keith Barry
    MG: Russell Leibowitz

    Opposition: Harvard SZ
    LO: Josh Zoffer
    MO: Ben Sprung-Keyser

    Results

    Harvard SZ won on a 5-2 decision.

    Thanks to Jordan Roth for recording.

     

     

    8 Comments

    1. Bob says:

      Most bad-ass MO of all time?

       
    2. Anonymous says:

      ^I don’t know if this is the best, or the worst, MO I’ve ever heard.

       
    3. Anonymous says:

      I actually think gov won this. Opp had no response to the observation that the commandments pre-exist Heaven, that God could have made it explicit, and that self-sacrifice is a more meaningful test than “do you want to go to Heaven?” They never responded to MG’s rebuttal of the suicide point, and Zoffer’s “cosmological justice” argument was incoherent.

       
      • Anonymous says:

        If BSK, the greatest debater of all time, didn’t manage to convince you, there is no way an internet comment can, but needless to say you are dead wrong

         
        • Anonymous says:

          Elaborate?

           
        • Anonymous says:

          Also Chilton is the GOAT.

           
        • Anonymous says:

          Two national semi final judges thought gov won so maybe “dead wrong” goes a little far you think?? This is a classic round because you can see the RFDs on both sides. Thats what a good national semis should be between two of the very best teams.

           

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