Who is the judge?

The judge is God.

Why is he God?

Because he decides who wins or loses,

Not my opponent.

Who is your opponent?

He does not exist.

Why does he not exist?

Because he is a mere dissenting voice

to the truth I speak.

-The Great Debaters, 2007


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  • Historical Events for 18th February 2019

    1634 - Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution
    1857 - Chinese residents in the fledging state of Sarawak rebel against the "White Rajah" James Brooke
    1861 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
    1928 - USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
    1930 - Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
    1943 - Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
    1951 - 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
    1973 - Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2
    1974 - US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
    1989 - Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

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  • Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match
    Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match The National Debate Team representing Singapore at the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland, will be holding an exhibition debate on Wednesday 22 June 2011 at 1700 hours (5pm). The debate will be held at the Arts House. The National team will be facing a team of distinguished Sinapore National Team Alumni such as Aaron Maniam, Timothy Yap and Joshua Hiew. Everyone...
    23 May 2011
  • Debate Videos added
    New videos featuring debates from the World Schools Debating Championships and the African Schools Debating Championships have been added to the Media Gallery. Enjoy!
    11 May 2011