I could prep a team to run it against you, and they'd beat you so severely, your grandchildren would be born cross-eyed.
I highly doubt that.
Seriously though, I have faced this argument like a trillion times with various resolutions and never lost once to it.
The difference between this topic and the UN topic is that the UN topic didn't contain the word "system." Reforming one element of a system is not systemic reform.
How is it any different? People UN year argued that unless you change every part of the UN, it isn't reforming the UN. In the exact same way, you are arguing that unless you change every part of a system, you aren't changing the system. Whether the word is "UN" or "system" makes no clear difference to the argument.
Reforming one element of a system is not systemic reform.
Any common man off the street will tell you that changing one part of a system counts as changing the system. If you "fix your car" you don't have to replace every single piece of your car. If you "change a system" you don't have to effect every part of the system. There's absolutely no logical reason why you would.
If, out of an entire family of alcoholics, one stops drinking, that doesn't reform the family system.
That's a false analogy. The reason that doesn't reform the family system is because it doesn't remove any problems, because there's a trend that exist throughout the family, and it doesn't stop that trend. That's why it's not a real change to the system, not because it only affects one person.
Think of it this way. What if only one person in the family was an alcoholic, and then he stopped. That would be a reform to the family system, even though it only affects one person.
And when Pluto stopped being a planet, that had only trivial implications for the solar system. It was a change in how we understood Pluto, not a systemic change.
This is another false analogy. Recognizing Pluto as not a planet was not a systematic change, because it wasn't a change at all. Nothing about the solar system changed. Obviously, if you don't change anything, it's not a systematic change.
If we had blown up Pluto, that certainly would have been a change to our solar system.
Also, just to clarify: What WOULD be topical under this year's resolution? A whole-res case? I can't think of anything else that would. Any reform is just going to fix one part of the court system, I can't think of any way you could alter all the parts at once.
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