Tuesday, January 31, 2006

How to Win Debates


The February 6, 2006 issue of Newsweek has published a story about Jerry Falwell's Liberty University debate team. It discusses how evangelicals are mastering the art of college debate to prepare themselves for legal careers in front of our new right-wing Supreme Court.

I suspect we will be reading a lot more stories like this and looking at pictures of a lot more smirking fundamentalist debaters and lawyers over the next couple decades.

Why shouldn't they smirk? When you argue about the first amendment representing the majoritarian faith and know that the five out of nine judges are already biased against equal rights for minority faiths, it's going to be hard to lose.

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