Two things I think are worth noting:
1. You have other choices. If you don't like the way NCFCA does things, you can go to Stoa or NFL or CCO or whatever multitude of other leagues exist. No one's forcing you to do NCFCA. In fact, no one's forcing you to do any
speech and debate. This is a voluntary extracurricular activity. If you really have a major problem wit the way things are being handled, then find a league that does things your way.
2. If reforms really need to be made, this is not the way to accomplish your goal. No reform (no matter how necessary/unnecessary it might be) will come about as a result of a few high school students writing blog posts about the "injustice" that exists. If you want to accomplish something, talk to your state rep, your RC, or Mrs. Hudson, and come with a solution to the problem - don't just complain about it. Work within the system to reform it - but actually work for change, rather than just complain about rule enforcement. (I have to say, everyone's for looser rule enforcement... when they're the ones breaking the rules.
) I don't mean just writing about possible solutions either. If there's a problem in an organization, you will get it fixed by actually taking action to solve it. I know that's almost heretical stuff to say in a speech and debate
league, but words alone accomplish nothing. If you want to learn to work in the real world, you need to learn that goals are accomplished by the relationships you have with the people whose help you need (the networking). Slogans and online protests are good for getting people angry, but not for accomplishing anything productive. Unfortunately, it seems that we are creating a culture that makes trivial calls for "reform" without giving any consideration to what will be reformed, why it will be reformed, or how it will be reformed. Very, very few of us have accomplished anything in the real world yet. Those of us who have realize that you truly do catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Remember that the leadership of NCFCA isn't out to get us - they're giving of themselves so that we can take part in the fantastic opportunity to build skills. But let's also remember that the NCFCA isn't all there is. It's a training ground, not the end in itself. Keep that in mind, and you won't blow the few problems that exist out of proportion. (And keeping everything in perspective will keep you happier, too.
) If you can point to specific, systemic problems, as well as to specific solutions (which would not compromise the integrity of the process), then talk about it with your leadership and take action. But rabblerousing accomplishes nothing productive.