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Globalization: A Free Trade Phenomenon - Globalization is “the integration of states through increasing contact, communication and trade to create a holistic, single global system in which the process of change increasingly binds people together in a common fate” (Carey 2002). Some economists recognize globalization as being in the best interest of all states. While others believe that increasingly liberated trade and global economic interaction is necessary in many ways. While globalization marks a move toward a more open world-trading regime, it can also be linked to strains on sovereignty, worker’s rights, and the environment....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade] 882 words
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Free Software - the Definition - Free Software - the Definition Free in Free Software is referring to freedom, not price. Having been used in this meaning since the 80s, the first documented complete definition appears to be the GNU's Bulletin, vol. 1 no. 6 , published January 1989. In particular, four freedoms define Free Software: [1] The freedom to run the program, for any purpose. Placing restrictions on the use of Free Software, such as time (``30 days trial period', ``license expires January 1st, 2004'), purpose (``permission granted for research and non-commercial use') or an arbitrary limitation of geographic area (``must not be used in country X') makes a program non-free....   [tags: Definition Free Software Essays]
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Free Will in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Free Will of Hamlet Choices made by Hamlet, which ultimately lead to his death, are all guided by his own free will. In mourning his father's death, Hamlet chooses to do so for what others consider to be an excessive amount of time. “But to persever/ In obstinate condolement is a course/ Of impious stubbornness”(I.ii.99-100), according to Claudius. During this period of mourning, Hamlet meets his father’s spirit and promises to avenge his father’s death.  However, upon reflection, he questions the validity of the ghost’s message.  At this point he carefully goes about choosing a plan of action that will inevitably show that “the king is to blame” (V.ii.340) In following his plan, Haml...   [tags: Free Hamlet Essays] 566 words
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The Free Will/Determinism Paradox - The Free Will/Determinism Paradox Most of us humans, I would guess, prefer to think we have free will. That is, we prefer to think we are able to make choices or decisions based upon our own unique volitions. Such thought appeals to our vanities. If we make “good” choices and decisions, our self-esteem is elevated, and this gives us pleasure. On the other hand, most of our knowledge leads us in the direction of believing the universe’s functions are deterministic. That is, our knowledge tells us that choice is not necessary to our description of the universe....   [tags: Free will Decisions Determinism Essays] 1268 words
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Freedom of Speech and Expression and Responsibility - Freedom of Speech and Responsibility     No matter how fervently someone believes in the justice of his cause, suppression of the free exchange of ideas is failure at best or downright wrong. The power or might behind an idea does not make the idea right. Many powerful people throughout history have been wrong. Few people, if any, would judge "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" to be subversive or wrong. In 1939 Ambassador Kennedy was so caught up in the fears of the times that he was willing to use the power of his money to protect the world against a film....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Police Discretion and the Ethics of Accepting Gratuities - Police Discretion and the Ethics of Accepting Gratuities Police officers are often confronted with the ethical dilemma of whether or not to accept gratuities. This dilemma is an aspect of police discretion and an example of the choices that officers are forced to make. Police officers have discretion when confronted with choices such as whether or not to charge an individual, how to handle certain situations, or whether to accept a gratuity. This purpose of this article is to inform readers that police discretion not only encompasses use of force, police profiling, or domestic violence responses, but that police officers also have discretionary choices when gratuities are offered to them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Should Government Funding of the Arts be Restricted? - The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an established religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof'; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This amendment, founded on the strong and open minds of the Founding Fathers, made certain that free speech be incorporated into America's free and democratic society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Don't Confuse Freedom with Individual Rights - How many times have we heard people justifying their needs by saying something like, "This is a free country. I have the right to (anything goes here)". For words that people use quite frequently, they are often misused and misunderstood. From my point of view, it seems that most people use them as an alternative to explaining the real reasons why they want something. So let me tell you what I think the two words mean in practice. Freedom is taking responsibility for you own actions and your own life.  If for example someone says, "I am freeing you of the need to make decisions", they are in fact taking your freedom away....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive essays] 490 words
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It’s Time to Limit Restrict Hate Speech - It’s Time to Limit Restrict Hate Speech Free speech is the backbone that holds democracy together.  Without a free speech, ideas would not be challenged, governments would not be kept in check, and citizens would not be free.  John Stuart Mill said once that, “If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person then he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.”( Roleff, 21)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Major League Baseball Salaries: How Much is Too Much? - Major League Baseball Salaries: How Much is Too Much. Twenty-five million dollars made per year. Over one hundred fifty-four thousand dollars made per game. Over forty-seven thousand dollars earned per at bat. Sounds a little ridiculous, does it not. That is what current Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez earns to play the game of baseball (azcentral.com). Baseball is a game that children have been playing in schoolyards and fields for the past one hundred years. It may not be a game anymore....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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We Need a Constitutional Amendment to Protect the American Flag - We Must Fight for the Constitutional Amendment to Protect the American Flag Free speech and the First Amendment rights do not give people lisence to desecrate a symbol of pride and freedom. It is not all right to protect those who let it burn, lighting up the sky with their hatred. It definitely is not acceptable to insult the men and women who fight every day to protect this nation by burning the symbol of their labors. Therefore, it is crucial that the Supreme Court pass the amendment to the Constitution to protect the flag of the US....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 487 words
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Illegalization of Flag Burning Violates the First Constitutional Amendment - Illegalization of Flag Burning Violates the First Constitutional Amendment When making flag burning illegal you have to wonder what our lawmakers were thinking. It was clearly not about the First Amendment in which American’s right to free speech is protected. Desecrating a flag is guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, however unpatriotic that may be. It is impossible to draw the line of where desecration begins. What about those that let our sacred symbol touch the ground, a clear violation of respect, do we punish them too....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 412 words
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Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace - Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace: Government Restrictions on Content in the United States of America (this essay is missing the url of each source cited) "Information wants to be free. The Internet fosters free speech on a global scale."[1] Introduction The Internet provides a gateway for an individual to speak freely and anonymously without being targeted to what he or she said. With this said, one of the biggest issues concerning the Internet today is freedom of speech. The issue of free speech on the Internet has been a topic of discussion around the world within the past years....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Internet Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Free Trade - The Pros and Cons of Free Trade Free trade is exchange of goods and commodities between parties without the enforcement of tariffs or duties. The trading of goods between people, communities, and nations is not an innovative economic practice. Nations are however the main element within a free trade agreement. By examining free trade through three different political ideologies: Liberal, Nationalistic, and Marxist approaches, the advantages and disadvantages will become apparent. Theses three ideologies offer the best evaluation of free trade from three different perspectives....   [tags: Free Trade Tarriff Duty Trading Goods Ideology] 928 words
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MP3's Benefit both Consumers and Record Companies - You read the newest interview of your favorite band talking with Rolling Stone. In that interview, they are asked whom they are listening to these days. The answer is not what you expected. The rest of the interview is all about this new band that they are raving about. Who is this new band, and why do they seem so great. You quickly log onto your computer and start downloading a song from this mysterious band. The download completes, and the song is awesome. Now you know why this group is respected musically by the ones you respect in the business....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Freedom of Speech and Expression - Little Freedom in a Complex World - Little Freedom of Expression Freedom of expression, like the air we breathe, is a luxury that most people in western civilization take for granted. I know I certainly took it for granted when I was in the twelfth grade, and that presumption almost got me expelled. In Cornwall, Ontario this last December the idea of freedom of speech did more than get a young man expelled. He was forced to spend the better part of a month, including Christmas, New Year's Eve, and his sixteenth birthday in jail....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1184 words
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Reparations to Descendants of Slaves Should Have Ceased Long Ago - Reparations to Descendants of Slaves Should Have Ceased Long Ago In this day and time the world is heavily concerned with political and social corrective ness, thus everyone is catered too and no money changes hands. The idea and arguments of paying reparations to the descendants of slaves has been in the American media and courthouses since the English barrister James Grahame published a groundbreaking book in 1850 setting the first claim for reparations in the United States. It is no surprise that these allegations arose so soon after the abolishing of slavery at the culmination of the Civil War....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Society Must Begin to Value the Labor of Women - Society Must Begin to Value the Labor of Women The very idea that Capitalism doesn't work for some groups of law abiding, liberty-loving humans stirs horror in the minds of some -- traditionalists, in particular. Nevertheless, Capitalism, (as a way of life) and its economic objectives simply does not serve the lives or the welfare of large segments of our population. Most of us will never become wealthy corporates. Most of us will never own a highly successful business, become a famous rock star, or attain the status of a highly paid professional athlete....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 810 words
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Internet Advertising – A World Wide Waste of Time - Internet Advertising – A World Wide Waste of Time As I approach the Philadelphia bus shelter, I'm struck by the gaze of a familiar, yet ominous strongman. His aging muscles are backlit by a powerful fluorescent light. Intrigued, I approach the advertisement and begin to look at the copy. As my eyes scan below the title of the film, an irritating, unavoidable, and inevitably cryptic message glows: http://www.warnerbros.com/eraser. Here is another website for the fearless compujunkies to surf at three in the morning and another piece of litter along the information superhighway....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1307 words
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Pornography – Government Censorship Will Never Promote Equality - Pornography – Government Censorship Will Never Promote Equality Catharine Mackinnon seeks to be the Galileo of sexual inequality: the philosopher free of preconceptions who reveals a new structure, incorporating all known facts, radically different from anything previously understood. The structure Galileo overthrew was the Earth-centered universe. The structure Mackinnon must overthrow, in order to make the law do what she thinks it must, is the First Amendment- centered universe (though Mackinnon would probably say it was the pimp-centered universe; pimp is a favorite term of hers)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1770 words
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The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America - The Importance of Freedom of Expression in America Would life be the same without freedom of expression?  Expressions of hate, sometimes called hate speech, are highly prevalent in today's society; one group using them is the KKK, in particular Charles Brandenburg. Government leaders may also want to repress free speech for the motive of keeping the citizenry in the dark so they don't learn about corruption in the hierarchy of our country. The aforementioned corruption is what freedom of expression was created for; to give the populace some control over the government's actions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Necessity of Autonomy (Free Will) in Society - The Necessity of Autonomy (Free Will) in Society      “Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.” John Stuart Mill explicitly describes the necessity of autonomy or free will in society to insure the happiness of all. From this perspective one can recognize that autonomy should not only be unconditionally allowed, but also as an aspect of man that was developed along with the ability to reason....   [tags: Autonomy Free Will Society John Stuart Mill] 797 words
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Desecration of the Flag Should be Prohibited - Desecration of the Flag Should be Prohibited Is it necessary to allow all forms of protest to protect the right of citizens to express grievances against their government. It is not a violation of free speech to outlaw burning of the flag because it is not speech. It will not lead to the limiting of other avenues of protest, of which many are more expressive of specific problems. All attempts to protect the flag short of a Constitutional amendment have failed in the end. A change to the constitution to prohibit the desecration of the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 932 words
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The Most Deadly Drugs are Already Legal - This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Fried egg is probably the most influential commercial of our generation. We feared it, we laughed at it, some of us stopped eating eggs, and we made a lot of t-shirts about it. And who was scaring us. Who was so concerned about our health. Our loving friends: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA). We used to watch those commercials and get all warm and fuzzy inside, someone out there cared enough about us to spend a lot of money on those frightening ads....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1141 words
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Censorship - We Must Not Restrict Speech - We Must Not Restrict Speech Racism, sexism and homophobia is growing on college campuses around the country. In response, many universities have adopted policies that address bigotry by placing restrictions on speech. The alternative to such restrictions, many administrators argue, is to allow bigots to run rampant and to subject their targets to a loss of equal educational opportunity. The power of a university to eliminate bias on campus ultimately depends not on its ability to punish a racist speaker, but instead on the depth of its commitment to the principles of equality and education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 612 words
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Everyone Should Go to the County Fair! - Everyone Should Go to the County Fair. If you've been to the County Fair before, there's no reason for you to keep reading this. You already know how much fun it is. You don't need to be convinced. You're already going back. You can stop reading right now, go buy your pre-sale tickets, and get the car packed up and ready to go. But you, yes, you, what's your excuse for not having been to the past 156 County Fairs. Oh, "I wasn't born 156 years ago," you say. That's no excuse. You're just going to have to go to this year's Fair to make amends....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1356 words
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America Must Awake from the Nightmare of the Past to the Light of a New Day - America Must Awake from the Nightmare of the Past to the Light of a New Day Nostalgia is America's fatal disease. We love to "go back," to talk of the good old days, to wish we could return to an era forever gone. This rhetoric that warms our hearts, though, is, ironically, the impetus for our national self-destruction. Nostalgia valorizes a past that never was, casts a dark shadow of distortion across the present, and prevents us from projecting a viable, sincere vision of a better future....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2414 words
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Exemplification Essay: Three-Strikes Law is a Mindless Response to Crime - In 1983, a young man named Michael was brought before a Pennsylvania court on a charge of armed robbery: he stole $50 from a taxi driver using a toy gun. A few days later he was arrested and was subsequently convicted. Although the trial judge sentenced Michael to 6 months in prison and required that he repay the $50, the prosecutor demanded the 5 year minimum sentence required by state law. The trial judge ruled the mandatory sentencing law unconstitutional, and Michael served his prison time and repaid the money....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2569 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - America Needs Censorship of Cyberspace - America Needs Censorship of Cyberspace       In June of 1998 the country was horrified to learn of the death of James Byrd Jr. He was a 49-year-old black man who had been found horribly mutilated after being dragged to death. Authorities have charged three men with murder and violation of civil rights ("A Fatal Ride in the Night" 33). Obviously, if convicted, these men are guilty of a horrible crime, but what if this crime had been committed after viewing a racist website. If a person reads an emotionally charged, hate-filled website and then commits an act of violence, can the creator and owner of the website also be found guilty....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Vouchers and School Choice - The Use of School Vouchers - Use of School Vouchers There has been a lot of debate recently over the use of school vouchers. Voucher programs offer students attending both public and private schools tuition vouchers. It gives taxpayers the freedom to pick where their tax dollars go. In theory, good schools will thrive with money and bad schools will lose students and close its doors. Most people feel that taking taxpayer money from public schools and using this money as vouchers for private schools is a violation of the constitution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 603 words
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Terrorism - Using Social Security to Fight Bush’s War - Using Social Security to Fight Bush’s War I have a rational fear: a fear that the September 11th attack has given the Bush administration a free hand in pursuing a conservative domestic agenda. This has so far been unspeakable in the media. But it must be said, lest it happen for sure. Where is the $40 billion for the war on terror coming from. Not from a rise in taxes and not from sacrifices to be made by the rich. Where then. The only available source I can think of is the Social Security "lockbox," which is now wide open....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 587 words
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Television and Media Essay - Dangers of Censorship - Dangers of Censorship Imagine yourself as a journalist today who is frozen and wakes up in the United States 100 years from now. The country has changed quite a bit from what you remember. Technology has definitely advanced, language seems to have evolved a bit, and nothing looks the same, except fashion. Due to a recent trend that brought back the 90's you are strangely up on the recent fashion trends. As you roam the streets, you try to gain a bearing on this advanced country so you pick up a newspaper....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 831 words
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College Sports - Universities Must Compensate Student Athletes - Colleges and Universities Must Compensate Student Athletes Today, sports are no longer fun and games, sports are a business, and college sports are no different. College sports provide a huge source of universities’ income. The school takes in money from ticket sales, television contracts, and sport-related merchandise, just to name a few. The athletes, however, receive their scholarship and little more. While the prospect of receiving a free college education is something few would complain about, when the issue is more closely examined it becomes evident that it is not enough....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms - Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms Missing Works Cited With the topic of gun control comes a widely split crowd. There are those that believe that gun control is necessary for decreasing crime and making a nation a safer place to live. And on the other end of the spectrum, they are those that speak of how anti-gun control is what would make our nation a safer place to live. After all, ?Would a person be as likely to break into another family's home knowing that the family has means of personal protection?....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Essays] 877 words
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Censorship of Print Media is Wrong - Censorship of Print Media is Wrong       The printed media is undeniably a very powerful source used to communicate. It can be used for bad as well as good purposes. It can be used to inform the world of important events, or to publish pornography and mindless tabloids. Should the government be allowed to regulate what people can and cannot publish. Newspapers and forms of reading material are one of the largest forms of news that we use today. Every morning people can get out of bed, walk outside and pick up a piece of paper that informs them of important events that are occurring though out the world....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Internet Censorship Essay - Internet Needs a Dot Kids Domain - Internet Needs a Dot Kids Domain The Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 proposes the creation of a second level domain within this Country's United States Top Level Domain that sets aside an address on the Internet and World Wide Web for information that is suitable for minor children of age 12 and younger. Various pro-family groups fully endorse and support this initiative. For example, those at the National Law Center for Children and Families can wholeheartedly say that such a domain is needed, would be a welcome solace to parents and educators who care about the best interests of our children and grandchildren, and is a constitutionally viable program for our G...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 399 words
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Flag Desecration is a Heinous Act that Must be Banned - Flag Desecration is a Heinous Act that Must be Banned One who is deferential toward his country would agree with the proposed amendment: “The Constitution and the states have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.” Our United States flag represents our free country and what we—being united—have accomplished over the years. If our leaders vote to allow people to act derisively towards the flag, then they have a total lack of respect and concern for the past, present, and future of the United States of America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 367 words
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In Opposition of an Amendment to Ban Flag Desecration - In Opposition of an Amendment to Ban Flag Desecration In 1876 a Constitutional amendment was proposed that would eliminate the Senate. In 1893, there was an amendment proposed that would get rid of the Army and the Navy, and another one that would rename the country the United States of the Earth. They all share one common dominator: they would do absolutely nothing to benefit the United States or its citizens. To this list another proposed amendment can be added: the amendment banning desecration of the American flag....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 343 words
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There Should Not Be Any Required Courses In College - There Should Not Be Any Required Courses In College There are many arguments to support the abolishment of core classes in college. One reason is a financial one: a great bulk of tuition money that the students pay to college is for their courses. It is not right to have the college take this money and make the student's decisions for them. The students should have the right to make this decision on their own. This does not only make for unwisely spent funds, but also unhappy students who are therfore not going appreciate a forced class....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 367 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Think About Thin - Think About Thin "From now on you'll eat what I tell you to .... this is the last time you'll refuse to eat. From now on..." ...Be pretty, but beauty is only skin deep. ...Be sexy, but not sexually active. ...Be happy, but please others, first and foremost. ...Be thin, but stay healthy. ...Be thin. ...Be thin. It sunk in. We received the message. Like everything else, it sunk in. It sunk in with magazine covers and standards and scales and diets. It sunk into the minds of seventy percent of the young women between the ages of 14 and 24 and how many can wiggle free from it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 369 words
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Strengthen the Separation between Church and State - Strengthen the Separation between Church and State First Amendment issues of the separation of church and state and state establishment of religion have long been litigated in the federal courts. Until recently, the Supreme Court had a consistent track record of preventing the intermingling of religion and government, especially when it came to the nation's public schools. Yet this past year, a newly activist conservative court has set about rewriting some of the Warren Court's judicial legacy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1546 words
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Give Vouchers and School Choice a Chance - All We Are Saying is Give Choice a Chance   Critics of school choice programs invoke a two-pronged attack. First, they claim that only the best students with the most motivated parents will take advantage of charter schools and voucher programs-two of the most popular choice vehicles. Presumably, the best students come from families in which parents are involved at home and at school and who provide more support for their child, partnering with the school. Second, critics contend that the flight of the best students leaves behind disproportionately large groups of chronically underperforming, special needs, and problem children who will drag down the rest of the students in the public sch...   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 1018 words
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Good News Regarding Vouchers and School Choice - Good News Regarding School Choice Good News v. Milford is very good news indeed for advocates of school vouchers and faith-based organizations (FBOs). The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding the right of a Christian youth group to meet in public schools after class hours is a significant signal of the Court's willingness to treat religious organizations and viewpoints on an evenhanded basis. In 1992, Milford Central School in New York State enacted a community use policy outlining purposes for which its building could be used after school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1717 words
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It is Time to Raise Teachers Salaries - It is Time to Raise Teachers Salaries Offer me enough money, and I will do almost anything. Why. Because I can exchange money for goods and services, and I want goods and services. My willingness to ``do things' for money can be explained by the fundamental economics principle of supply and demand: without much exception, an increase in demand for a good or service increases the price of that good and service, and an increase in supply of a good or service decreases the price of that good or service....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 755 words
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Argumentative Essay: The Appalling Lack of Gun Control in the United States - There is an appalling, despicable lack of gun control in the United States. In my opinion the manner in which the issue of gun control is approached in this country is bordering on criminal negligence in and of itself. The insanity surrounding this controversial issue is taking the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights in the United States constitution way too far. I ask myself this question, could the Founding Fathers of this amazing country have possibly envisioned a world in which teenagers could casually walk into a classroom, pull out a loaded pistol and cold bloodily murder their teachers and fellow classmates....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1095 words
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Exemplification Essay: The Need to Improve the Apathetic Attitude of Young People - Are young people in today's society enamored with themselves. Do they care about others. Are they unfeeling; show little or no interest or emotion; unresponsive, indifferent; passionless or void of feeling. What is the cause or reason for apathy in young folks today that wasn't there a hundred years ago. Quite possibly it is a lack of mental stimulation. As responsible citizens of the United States, we should decide to not put up with indifference but encourage young people to get involved in their communities and to be concerned about what is going on in the government and around the world....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative] 1203 words
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The Fruitless Pursuit of The Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II - The Fruitless Pursuit of The Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II I. Introduction: “Glinting orange through the green creepers, the Kombi family's mud-hut is barely visible now. Alphonse Kombi was murdered by militiamen in February. His wife, Bimosa, watched them eat his heart before they raped her, neighbours say. The trauma drove her insane. Two of the Kombis' four children had already died of malnutrition. Then, a fortnight ago, a distant relative came to collect the two survivors - an emaciated eight-year-old and four-year-old… ‘I have come to try to prevent these ones from dying," said Mr Kiyana, pointing to the two boney forms slumped on the ward's concrete floor....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance - Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance It is unfortunate that the terrorists did not attack and destroy the Pledge of Allegiance instead of the World Trade Center. But politicians and zealots have perverted "patriotism" to include a blind veneration of the United States based on an oversimplified conception that disregards current laws and social customs, a perversion evident in the idolatry performed regularly by most American citizens during the Pledge of Allegiance....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1177 words
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