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    David - Speaker -
    Audrey - Photographer/Radio -
    Melissa - Writer -
    Trenton - Leader/Debater -
    Ashish - Graphics - ''''
    Group Slogan
    “The people's say, it's the equal way!"===
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  2. page p5.09 New Jersey Plan Page edited = {nj-plan-p5-0910.jpg} = Group Members and Roles Skylar Leaf: Skylar: graphics, wiki,…
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    Group Members and Roles
    Skylar Leaf:Skylar: graphics, wiki, photographer, video
    Mariah Bryan:

    brochure and letter writer
    Alex Cabral:

    Amanda Yanez:

    leader and debater, radio
    Jessica Lucas:

    speech and
    Group Slogan
    Stick"Stick It To
    Small State Plan!!Plan!"
    What Your Group Wants -- Plan for New Constitution
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    {Compromise056-1.jpg} Sukhpreet Bains:Sukhpreet: Speech/Debater
    Deanna Okada:

    Karie Portillo:

    Jocelyn Rodriguez:

    Yesenia Ruvalcaba:

    Graphics/Video Editing
    Group Slogan
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  4. page p5.09 Dixiecrat Bloc Page edited {dboc-p5-0910.jpg} Group Members and Roles Emily Dixon - Leader/Debater/Editor/Co-writer/Rad…
    Group Members and Roles
    Emily Dixon - Leader/Debater/Editor/Co-writer/Radio Ad
    Karen Fox - Speaker/Debater/Editor/Graphic/Video/Radio Ad
    Danielle Draper - Co-writer
    Michael Keebler - Photographer
    Sabrina Partridge - Journalist
    Group Slogan
    Less"Less help, less food.
    {Lastsupper.png} Good food comes from servitude. servitude."
     What Your Group Wants -- Plan for New Constitution
    The good intentions of the Crispus Attucks Coalition are undoubtedly misguided. They don't understand that by trying to help the slaves, they only do harm - not only to the whites, but the blacks as well.
    When you steal a black bear from the zoo, and release it into the wild, it dies because it can't take care of itself. The zookeeper is distraught, and you should feel guilty over your sin. The slaves of America are just like that bear. Keep them in bondage, and they prosper. Deny them care, and they shall go extinct.
    Debater: Possible Objections to Plan and Your Replies
    {Dix09p53.png} I think Michelle just found out we ate a baby, Jonathan Swift style.

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  5. page p5.09 Crispus Attucks Page edited == {ca-coalition-p5-0910.jpg} == {ca-coalition-p5-0910.jpg} Group Members and Roles Mich…
    Group Members and Roles
    Michael Raftery:Michael: Leader, Handouts
    Michelle Stassforth:

    Melina Powell:

    Lauren Zimmerman:

    Rachel Garnett:

    Photographer, Video
    Matt Woertink:

    Michelle Lee:

    Group Slogan
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Monday, November 15

  1. page p3.09 Virginia Plan Page edited ... • The Virginia Plan is the only plan that holds true to the ideals of the Declaration of Indep…
    • The Virginia Plan is the only plan that holds true to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
    Orator: Text of Your Speech
    My esteemed countrymen, as a newly established sovereign nation, we have due responsibility to manage our affairs befittingly. We founded our society on such democratic principles as were illuminated in our Declaration of Independence: “That all men are created equal, . . . [and] that governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” These echoes of John Locke’s social contract suggest that the people are in fact the government, their interests superseding those of provincial, state, or federal interests. That as well as their God-given natural rights in the eyes of the law, the citizens of this country deserve an equal voice in their nation’s fledgling democracy. The judicial system views all of us equally; the legislative branch must follow suit.
    Gentlemen, the problem we face today is one of grievous importance. The Articles of Confederation, which we have come here to revise, must be not be merely amended of its faults but completely dissolved and a constitution made anew. It has proven itself to be a malignant force upon our country. Its spineless central government has permitted a mobocracy to take root in the virgin soil of our nation. Its acquiescence of important governmental responsibilities to the states has allowed them to run thirteen different countries within our one. Its requirement of unanimous approval for amendments to the document has failed to expedite important political changes necessary for the improvement of the Union. This whimsical indenture has maimed the worldview of the United States of America.
    We can only conclude that reform is paramount to the health of our nation. What we need, gentlemen, is a stronger central government, greater federal responsibility, and fair and equal representation. What we need, gentlemen, is the Virginia Plan.
    The Virginia Plan is the solution to the onerous encumbrance that the Articles of Confederation has proven itself to be. Upon implementation of our proposal, the three branches of government that the great philosopher Montesquieu pioneered will be sewn into the fabric of our nation. Each branch will check the other, thus, none could gain an advantage. A potent bicameral legislature would direct trade between states, veto unconstitutional laws, and regulate the national guard. Its upper house, the Senate, will be elected by legislatures; the lower house, the House of Representatives, directly by the people. The antithesis to the New Jersey plan, the bicameral legislature of the Virginia plan allows both the states and the people a voice in the government, a clear advantage over the unfair and unchecked unicameral legislature of the New Jersey plan. We cannot permit misinformed preconceptions of state by state differences to cloud our judgment. State lines are nothing more than superficial boundaries that serve to divide us more than unite us. We mustn’t let every minute plot of land that we deem a state have an abominable monopoly over the good citizens of the United States of America. It is not the state that benefits from proportional representation; it is its constituents. The New Jersey plan, supporting an unequal and unfair representation of the people, would be comparable to having a quarter and a nickel, with no distinction between the two. The quarter, having more value, should clearly be worth more in reality. Those from New Jersey have no grasp on reality.
    All men are created equal. One of the self-evident truths. All men are created equal, not all states. One fact that the New Jersey plan continually ignores is that it is an iniquitous and shameless subversion of the founding principles of this nation for five thousand people to have the same voice as one thousand. The Virginia Plan proposes true equality for all people, not just those few who live in small states. The people are what it ultimately amounts to: the people of this great nation. Those who picked up their guns in response to the British malefactors. Those who have remained vigilant and hard-pressed towards this distant democratic dream we are aspiring to. Those whom are dependent on the success of justice here today. And now, with a great victory behind us, you want to strip them of their voice, trample their rights as a citizen, and thoroughly disregard their status as an affiliate of this great nation? No sirs, I think not. I will not stand by apathetically and watch the New Jersey plan demoralize the country I hold so dear. My opponent will speak to you about equality. Yes, equality, but equality for whom? For the hard working farmer in Virginia, breaking his back over his toil, all the while knowing that he is rather one fifth of a man from New Jersey? No, it is time for us to reform, gentlemen; and to consider the idea that the voice of our people is truly the voice of our nation.
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  2. page p3.09 Virginia Plan Page edited ... The Viginia Plan Group Members and Roles True Randall: True: Writer Brent Ocker: Bre…
    The Viginia Plan
    Group Members and Roles
    True Randall:True: Writer
    Brent Ocker:

    Kassra Rafiee:

    Danielle Saleh:

    Photographer/Graphic Artist/Journalist
    Maya Morales:

    Note taker and photographer
    Wyatt Machan:

    Videographer/Radio Broadcaster
    Group Slogan
    The"The voice of
    of a Nation.Nation."
    What Your Group Wants -- Plan for New Constitution {Constitutional_convention_group_slogan_and_image_p3_virginia.jpg}
    The Virginia Plan proposes a separation of powers that will prevent a repeat of the misfortune of our government under the Articles of Confederation. It promotes national unity by stipulating that each state is not separate and sovereign but part of the United States of America. The popularly elected House’s selection of Senators ensures that neither mobocracy nor aristocratic tyranny can take root. However, the Virginia Plan’s greatest genius is the truly equal representation that it provides. Every eligible citizen of the United States will have the same voice in his government, whether he is from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York or even New Jersey.
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  3. page p3.09 New Jersey Plan Page edited {nj-plan-p3-0910.jpg} Group Members and Roles Bill Grundler: Bill: Radio Ad, Wiki Page '''…
    Group Members and Roles
    Bill Grundler:Bill: Radio Ad, Wiki Page
    '''Alex Phelps:

    Graphics and
    Pamphlet, Photographer
    Kendalyn Grayson:

    Leader and debater
    Kate Bailey:

    Speech Writer/Reader and Debater
    Galen Egan:

    Writer and
    Group Slogan
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