Why speech is going to suck tomorrow
blackmailed persuaded into doing speech tomorrow. Or I guess today, since it’s passed midnight.
Anyways, for speech, I do Discussion, which is an event in which you discuss a question.
The topic for this meet is immigration. Never mind the fact that topics are determined on a state-by-state basis and that Indiana’s pretty darn far from the southern border and that only around five or six percent of illegal immigrants hail from Canada, thereby making this particular topic barely relevant.
That’s not even the worst of it.
Here are the questions. There is one overarching question as well as four minor questions.
General Question: What would be the best policy for the U.S. to adopt to solve immigration problems?
- Why should the U.S. tighten border security?
- Why should the U.S. provide amnesty for all illegal immigrants?
- Why should the U.S. ensure a strong economic future for legal immigrants?
- Why should the U.S. change its policy for immigration into the U.S.?
General Question: Fuck if I know. Honestly, legalizing marijuana would probably help a bit with Mexico’s high crime rates, which may or may not influence Mexicans (who make up over half of the illegal immigration population; not trying to be racist, just keeping it real) and decrease the urgency to leave a war-stricken land.
- Because we have an issue with people breaching our borders.
- No. You never want to do something for all of anyone, especially when you’re offering protection to people who broke the law (that being said, there are occasions where amnesty is a viable option, but again, the prompt specifies “all,” therefore the answer is no).
- Yes. Because a strong economic future benefits everyone. There really is no argument against this, especially since the prompt specified “legal immigrants.”
- Because the current policy obviously isn’t working.
I just hate this. It’s largely irrelevant, the questions make assumptions (the second question, for instance, assumes that amnesty should be offered and asks that the competitors prove this), and the questions are just plain dumb.