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Affirmative Debate Case

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"When people submit themselves to a legislature of their own making, it is obvious that they cannot let that legislature destroy that which they had hoped to secure in entering into society. Whenever the legislature tries to take away or destroy the property of the people, or reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, it puts itself into a state of war against the people, who are then immediately justified in rejecting it. Whenever, therefore, the legislature, by ambition, fear, folly or corruption tries to grasp for itself, or put into the hands of any other, an absolute power over the lives, liberties and property of the people, by breaking the trust placed in it by the people, it forfeits the power the people had put into its hands. The people then have the right to resume their original liberty and establish a new legislature to provide for their safety and security."

This Quote from John Locke's, the Two Treatises on Government was the kind of ideology that formed the American Ideology and America itself in an era of despotic monarchies that thrived off of the abuse of their subjects. This tenet of the government being dependant on the subjects was extremely revolutionary and with this In mind I Negate the Resolution, " The united states of America Ought to guarantee to all of its citizens universal health care."

We shall value For this Case, Individualism or the ideal that all people are autonomous sovereign beings that are subject to their freedoms and wills as Human beings. Individualism puts self choice and reliance of a person in the hands of that Person entirely and from this choice we live in a society in which the Citizens are centralized unlike the Ruler. The Philosopher Thomas Hobbes stated, "The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.". Being in societies with the choices and liberties of others, their free will is prone to come in contact with another persons, this is where government has its place.( Hobbes Quote stating that Humans Are bad evil, Malicious beings that NEED Government to prosper). Individualism In early America was exclusively carried out at the time and valued by many. This individualism was embodied through the power of the State government which unlike the federal government embodied the true will of the people. State or local governments were constructed to adhere to the social passions of the people. The Federalist Papers constructed as the interpretation and promotion of the constitution written by the founding fathers whom produced it the stated,

"The State government will have the advantage of the Federal government [..] The State governments may be regarded as constituent and essential parts of the federal government; whilst the latter is nowise essential to the operation or organization of the former. Without the intervention of the State legislatures, the President of the United States cannot be elected at all. They must in all cases have a great share in his appointment, and will, perhaps, in most cases, of themselves determine it. The Senate will be elected absolutely and exclusively by the State legislatures. Even the House of Representatives, though drawn

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