Yesterday was long, frustrating, stressful and filled with an unnecessarily long amount of work due to my procrastination. There was a sense of accomplishment when I finally finished up my assignment, but other than that, it was an experience I wouldn't like to go through again. Today, by all means, was nearly an exact opposite. There was no stress, no long 10-hour projects, and no bus endless bus trips. All in all, today was really chill and enjoyable.
|Studying Pays Off!|
Once we finished going over the article, we jumped into a debate. The nation was "This House believes that the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage was a mistake." I was elected to be the Closing Government, meaning that I was going to have to support this notion, which I found tough because I had the opposite mindset. In order to create a logistical argument, I based my speech off of the notion that it was undemocratic for nine people to express the views of 300 million. I remember explicitly saying "How can you call the United States a democracy if you let nine people speak for the minds of 300 million?" I stated that the United States was a pluralistic society that had so much diversity, yet did not let its citizens and their different sets of morals decide on whether or not the nation to legalize gay marriage would be legal. I then talked about Ireland, whose government allowed its citizens to vote on the issue, which brought about organic change, regret than their government forcing their citizens to accept the ruling like in the United States. I believe I did a better job at presenting my arguments in comparison to the previous two debates last weeks, but with at least two more debates left, there's room to improve and hone my skills. After class, my day was average. I played basketball for a couple hours, then headed back to the dorms to finish reading my textbook and study until nightfall.