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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Blogger Participation Poll

What was your favorite debate of '05 and why?

For me, it was September's Resolved: The NeoCons are Right! Why? Because it failed so spectacularly. And it was by far the most fun debate of the term, though little was actually discussed on neoconservatism.

For reference, see the Previous Debates page at www.johnadamssociety.org.

(To clarify, the above resolution actually failed by an extremely narrow margin. When I say spectacularly, it is meant that the vote was indeed a spectacle.)

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

I enjoyed the Crusades debate. Much for the location (at Nolte Hall) than anything else.

9:39 PM, January 01, 2006  
Blogger ssc said...

Ditto. But I also enjoyed the debate regarding Conservatives and Empire in November. Smaller crowd -- but intelligent and witty debate. Great year for society.

10:32 AM, January 02, 2006  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

I liked the debate "Conservatism has peaked." It had the great speech by Captain Ferguson: "I remember hearing Gingrich say at the ascent of the Republican takeover of Congress `In ten years, you won't recognize this place (Washington).' Looks the same to me."

11:33 AM, January 02, 2006  
Blogger Courier A said...

I liked the December rock and roll debate the best. It remained entertaining throughout while staying on topic and avoiding personal insults. The return of the aging rocker, Sometime Chairman Povejsil, to defend rock and roll music was the highlight of a very good debate, and a great way to end the term.

3:24 PM, January 02, 2006  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

I am torn between the crusades and the Rock and Roll debate, although I like all the debates in which Capt. Ferguson starred.

11:21 PM, January 02, 2006  
Blogger The Strongman said...

My favorite was the September debate - Resolved: The Neo-Cons are Right. It was excellent both in terms of educational and entertainment value, as well as for the the way the Chairman so swiftly, decisively, and fairly gavelled the debate to an end, declaring the failure of the resolution. It was a pleasure to see such strong leadership from the Chairman, particularly while presiding over his first debate.

12:47 PM, January 03, 2006  

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