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Art Can Be Functional - “We are in the presence of a work of art only when it has no preponderant instrumental use, and when its technical and rational foundations are not preeminent.”1 The words of George Kubler, a prominent twentieth century art historian, support the notion that art cannot be useful or necessary to society outside of its artistic expression. Kubler’s belief, however, is not solely a contemporary idea. The eighteenth century philosopher, Immanuel Kant, formally proposed this theory. Kant separated fine art from useful art, maintaining that an artist’s goal must be to convey aesthetic ideas through form and design....   [tags: Argumentative] 2312 words
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America Needs File Sharing - America Needs File Sharing A Farce on File Sharing What you are about to read is a researched story about file sharing. Although some characters in this story are based on real life people, most are fabricated. My advice to the reader is to take your time reading my story and pay special attention to the characters so that you will not get lost. Enjoy the tale. The day was hot and humid and for Los Anglos the sun shone somewhat brightly through the thick cloud of pollutants up above. In four corners of the city, four individuals began their daily morning routines....   [tags: Argumentative] 5692 words
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Schapelle Corby is Guilty - “Your Honor I will commence my case today by stating the facts that will ascertain Schapelle Corby’s guilt. I have five compelling reasons why Schapelle Corby should be convicted.” “First. Shapelle’s prime witness, John ford. All evidence created by the witness was hearsay, unfounded information. He did not witness any of the facts behind his allegations. Just said what he had heard from other people. There was no actual proof that the drugs were planted in Shapelle Corby’s bag.” “Second. The marijuana that was found with Shapelle Corby was shaped in the same position as the body board in the bag....   [tags: Argumentative] 590 words
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IQ test - According to the website, I have an IQ of 113. I feel as though a site like www.iqtest.com could produce a “g” score because they make you pay too see an analysis of your results, which indicates to me that they put some effort into producing fairly accurate scores. General intelligence, also known as “g”, describes an individual’s specific mental ability, which is measured by tasks on an IQ test (Myers p. 405). The site breaks down your overall IQ results into different categories of intelligence and gives you an IQ score for how well you tested in a given area....   [tags: Argumentative] 1085 words
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War With Iraq - War With Iraq: Is It Worth It. What does the United States have to gain from a war with Iraq. Supporters of a war with Iraq say it will help prevent the risk of an attack by a weapons of mass destruction developed by Iraq. Critics of a military action that say nothing will be gained, and the U.S. just wants to obtain the oil that Iraq controls. They claim that casualties will be too costly for America to afford. Nonetheless, America should act while others will not for fear of disturbing global peace....   [tags: Argumentative] 1075 words
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Dysfunctional Medical Insurance - Dysfunctional Medical Insurance A mom is waiting frantically in the local emergency room while her little girl continues to cry with pain. An hour goes by without any news as to when she will finally be treated. At last, their number gets called and they go over to the registration desk. The lady behind the desk opens their file and shakes her head in disbelief as she turns to look at yet another mother with remorse. She continues to tell the mother that the hospital has refused to provide medical attention to her little girl due to insurance problems....   [tags: Argumentative] 1227 words
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Republic of Korea and the Democratic Republic of Korea Coflict Representation of USA and Soviet Union Conflict - The Korean war is a conflict that emerged in June 1950 and ended in July 1953 during which the United States were directly fighting Korean and Chinese communist forces for the first time. It can be considered as a clear illustration of the tensions present during the Cold War. The ideological division, between communism and capitalism, that dictated the international events since the end of the Second World War was clearly part of the outbreak of the conflict. To what extent was the outbreak of the Korean War the Soviet Union’s responsibility....   [tags: argumentative essay] 1651 words
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The situation South Africa Caused By The Blind Acceptance Of Both Religious And Social Levels - Throughout our existence as a human race, we have each left an everlasting mark on each other that has affected the mental state of every ethnicity and nation. Many times these marks have come to define the very way in which we view our selves in the world society. This is clearly seen in South Africa before, during, and after the apartheid. There we see a group of people who, despite being native to the land, are constantly oppressed by the by a foreign force being the Europeans. In the novel, Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton depicts a stressed South Africa where its people are bent into accepting their place under the rule of their white oppressors....   [tags: argumentative essay] 1342 words
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The Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Safe Sex Behavior among Sex Workers - ‘It’ first appeared in 1981 in the United States of America. Since then ‘it’ has only grown larger and by the end of year 2006, some 1,106,400 people in US were living with ‘it’ and around 21% were undiagnosed. Some 56,300 people become infected with ‘it’ in 2006 alone. ‘It’ killed 14,561 people in the US and its dependent areas in 2007 and some 583,298 people have succumbed to ‘it’ as of 2007 in US and the death toll is rising every passing day. (CDC. HIV Prevalence Estimates—United States, 2006....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Let's Impose a Total Ban on Smoking in All Public Indoor Areas - Banning smoking in all public indoor areas has been a controversial topic in recent years. Opinions on the issue are divided. Some members of the society have been expressing their resentment towards the ban, while some insist that such a ban is of practical necessity. In fact, a total ban on smoking in all public indoor areas should have been imposed a long time ago. Those criticizing the ban claim that smoking poses no immediate danger to people nearby. However, as we all know, this is far from true....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 507 words
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Obama Has Gone Too Far - On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Since then, the bill has been one of the most debated issues in recent history. Is this Act good for business. Is this Act Constitutional. Jason Sweatt, a certified public accountant at Elliot Davis states, “The Act has tax impact, directly or indirectly, on every American. This impact will unfold over the next seven to 10 years and we all need to pay attention so we don’t get hit with unexpected cost.” This Act immediately affects small businesses dramatically....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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The Words UNDER GOD Should Be Removed from the Pledge of Allegiance - President Obama sat down with the President of Turkey and told him “We have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values” (White House Press Release). Although the United States has a large Christian following we also have many religions within our culture; with an ongoing conflict against citizens that are nonreligious, Atheist, Agnostic, etcetera....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Reinforcing Preconceived Notions - Ominous, monolithic wooden doors, slanted backwards to accentuate their apparent height, swing slowly and automatically outward, beckoning the carefully counted herd of visitors into a darkened room lit only with eerie blue light trickling out of hieroglyphic sconces. Doors close behind, the lights dim - so begins the visitor’s journey among the treasures of ancient Egypt. Each visitor’s Egyptian immersion, however, started long before entering the “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit at the San Francisco De Young museum....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is Good for America - Like Benjamin Franklin once said, “Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning”, this is what America is expecting from president Obama. Most people believe that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) violates the United States Constitution, and it should be eradicated. This law was implemented to help people acquire affordable health insurance; therefore, it is important to the people whom have preexisting conditions, and the American government is confronting medical legal and ethical issues like elective abortion....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Nationwide Smoking Ban: Smoking Should be Banned in All Public Places - The effects of second-hand smoke have been well-known for decades; in fact, the Surgeon General warned the public about its dangers in 1972 (Schick & Glantz, 2005). Do people knowingly have the right to put others’ health at risk. No, they do not. Exposure to cigarette smoke is a public health risk. Therefore, smoking should be banned in all public places, nationwide. There has been no attempt to impose a national smoking ban by the U.S. government. All current bans are in place because of state and local legislation....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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The Oil Spill is Affecting Animals, but What About the Government? - Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, mankind has increasingly become reliant on fossil fuels such as oil for energy. Oil fuels our car, warms our homes, generates our electricity, and creates a myriad of goods including everything that contains plastic. In our global economy, oil must be transported great distances to reach markets throughout the world. With seemingly increasing frequency, these journeys sometimes end in accidents that result in oil being spilled into the ocean. The most devastating oil spill, The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, occurred on April twentieth of this year....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs strongly speaks to its readers by describing the brutalities of slavery and the way slave owners can destroy peaceful lives. After reading and rereading the story have noticed certain things regarding how Jacobs tries to educate her readers and her intended audience which is the women of the North. As if we do not know enough about how terrible slavery is, this story gives detailed examples of the lives of slaves and provokes an incredible amount of emotions....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 917 words
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Euthanasia: When the Pain of Dying Exceeds the Pleasure of Living - The way we die is not always going to be easy. Life chooses to end when the body simple cannot complete the operation of functioning. The ending to life is always the same, whether that is from a horrible accident or parts of the body not being able to perform the tasks it is designed to do, the body dies. Sometimes the body does not turn itself off all at once when death comes and in some cases the body dies slowly and painfully. The thought of a slow and painful death can cause one to think about the alternatives to this type of ending when the time comes or if a tragedy happens to cause the body to quit functioning....   [tags: argumentative essays] 2242 words
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The Government Should Not Conceal Information that May Impact Public Health - When people purchase their meat, they seldom think about the diseases that may come with it. They are confident the meat they are buying is the highest quality their money can afford. However, now and then, there is news of contaminated meat and recalls. This questions the role of the government and its obligation to inform and to serve the public. In the past, the government has passed rules and laws such as the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and Kevin’s Law. However, they have proved to be insufficient and required a long process to pass such regulations....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Hasidic Jew and Orthodox Jew: Is Friendship Possible Between the Two? - The Chosen, a novel written by Chaim Potok, is filled with a variety of themes that are brought together through each individual chapter. Chapter 7 in the book had a major impact in bringing forth the novel’s theme. For instance, in this chapter, the narrator, Reuven, starts by establishing the basic plot. He states, “The next day, I met Danny’s father” (Potok 112). Having this plot established is key in the chapter for it is the day that could make or break their friendship in a matter of seconds....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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There Should be a Uniform System of Education in America - There should be a uniform system of education in a country Uniform system of education means that the level of education must be same for everyone in a country. Everyone in a country must be given equal opportunities for getting high education. There should be no concept of various systems of education. For example Madrassa school system; Government school system; Private school education system and British education system. I totally agree with the topic that there should be uniform system of education....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 907 words
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Sex and Teen Pregnancy: Paying the Price for Your Actions - The emotion that most girls face when they find out they are pregnant is shock and then denial, and they start to panic.When the panic settles, the girl is faced with a decision, should she terminate the pregnancy, keep the baby, or give it up for adoption once it is born. These are all extremely tough decisions for someone to make who should be worrying about which Jonas Brother they are going to have the crush on.There are also risks for things such as sexually transmitted diseases, and emotions that are beyond your control....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 703 words
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In Favor of Prohibiting Smoking in All Public Indoor Areas - In recent years, there have been widely differing and competing views on the issue of whether smoking in all public indoor areas should be banned or not. The argument in favor of such a ban stands at the perspective of public health. However, perhaps the strongest counter argument is that of individual freedom and liberty. Nevertheless, I remain firmly convinced that the government adopting such a prohibitionist approach is entirely justified. Some people might claim that there appears no immediate, hazardous effect of smoking on those often with smokers closely....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 509 words
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The Media's Dirty Little Secrets: Media, Advertising, Teenagers, and Sexuality - The media plays an increasing role in any young person’s life, but it is especially important to teens in their high school years. Research has demonstrated that teenagers “voice concerns and attitudes that echo themes common in media messages, and that they behave in ways that reflect media content” (Feldman 245). The concern is that the sexually suggestive media is the reason for the increase of sexual activity among high school teens. The media messages that are known to increase a teenagers’ sexual behavior come from all different angles, such as sexually explicit music lyrics to the “sex sells” philosophy of countless main stream commercials....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1439 words
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Max Weber’s "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" - Max Weber’s work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is arguably one of the most important works in all of sociology and social theory, both classical and modern. In the decades since its inception, this work has gone on to influence generations of social scientists with its analysis of the effect of Protestantism on the development of modern industrial capitalism. This work, examining such broad topics as religion, economics, and history, is not only an interesting and insightful look into the history of the development of capitalism, but a major work in laying a foundation for future works of social theory....   [tags: Sociology, argumentative] 2423 words
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Special Treatment for Celebrities: The Law Should Apply to All - Ever picked up a newspaper and read about a celebrity drive while being drunk, then they get pulled over are accused of being offensive to the arresting officer and other people. then several weeks later you hear about this same person being only charged with a minor offense when you remember it was a DUI (driving under the influence). Why does the law help these celebrities. Being a celebrity exposes them to the public, and many celebrities take advantage of this in many ways. from endorsing sportswear to sunglasses, sometimes you even see them supporting politicians....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Are Pat-Downs and Full-Body Scans as Airport Security Too Much? - I believe that the pat-downs and full-body scans at the United States airports are too much. Many people oppose it and it is receiving negative reception. (Stellin) There is an issue of privacy when it comes to pat-downs and full-body scans. People do not want their body to be groped or scanned in a way which shows nude images of them. Another thing about this new security practice by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is that it is time consuming, so travelers have to go through the unpleasant chore of having to go through security longer....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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A Case for the National Adoption of the Metric System - America is on the cutting edge of almost everything, except for basic units of measurement. Every nation on earth has adopted the International System of Units, or metric system, as their official system of weights and measures, with the exception of Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America (“CIA World Fact Book,” n.d.). Throughout history, the metric system has proven itself as a reliable, and simple to use, decimal based system of measurement. In comparison, the United States customary system is overly complicated and requires extensive conversions to apply....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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General Education Courses Are A Waste of Time and Money - Students go to college in search of knowledge, a new lifestyle, and the hope of a job after graduation. For many young adults, college is a rite of passage into an independent, mature new lifestyle. Not only is higher education a rite of passage, for some, it is also an opportunity to have a better life. Overall, college is a wonderful part of many people’s lives, yet the way the college education system is conducted wastes students time and money. College is basically composed of two parts: general education classes and major specific classes....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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We Must Put an End to Child Brides in Turkey - Even though Turkey raised the minimum age of marriage to 17 years of age in 2007, the country currently has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Europe. Although the legal age is 17, under a legal provision for “exceptional circumstances” a family can apply for the consent of the courts to legally marry off a child who is younger than the established legal age. However, what is considered an “exceptional circumstance” is rather vague. Although Turkey already has laws in place to protect children, countless young underage girls are married off by their families each year....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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The Development of Individual Conscience in Twain's Huckleberry Finn - In the novel, individual conscience plays a big role on the lives of the characters. Throughout the novel, Jim and Huck help each other to find their true identities through their journey down the river, although they are both very different, in social class, race, and view on society and the world, they are able to form a father-son relationship in which Huck is able to mature and grow his conscience. Jim is able to mold Huck’s conscience into the way it should be, not the way society wants it should be....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1483 words
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The United Way: Doing the Most With Your Contribution - When deciding on which non-profit organization to give resources to, a person must think of a number of questions that need to be answered in which to choose a certain one. The most pertinent of these questions is the one that asks which cause the person cares about the most. The problem, for a majority of the population, is that they just do not know what they truly care about. That is why the United Way is the best option for donations. The United way does not focus on one specific, but instead works for a variety of different causes focused on fixing some of the different problems inside of the United States....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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We Should Tax Sugary Drinks and Other Junk Food - Have you ever thought about obesity in America and how to reduce it. Marlow and Shiers state in their viewpoint article, " Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimate that obesity now accounts for 9.1 percent of all medical spending-$147 billion in 2008 (Marlow and Shiers)." This means that nearly ten percent, 147 billion dollars, of medical spending in the whole United States is caused by obesity. Not only does it account for almost ten percent of the medical budget, obesity is rampant in children these days....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Students Should NOT be Judged based on SAT Scores - Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT are on everyone ‘s minds as the November 1st early admission deadline approaches. As a high school senior I know that it is a very stressful time. The competition is intense, we are not only competing with people from our school for a slot in a college class, but we are competing against students across the nation. The competition is between people from every background imaginable; public schools, private schools, AP, honors, and academic classes, wealthy, poor, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, etc....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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General Science Labs Should Be Optional at State University - A student’s main goal is to acquire knowledge and use what they learn to make advances towards the future. Each and every student has his or her own way of learning. Some students learn better by attending lecture and taking notes, while others would learn more by reading a textbook. A reporting on research from Colorado Christian University in 2012 stated that “stress in college students can affect the ability to concentrate, and there have been studies conducted that prove that stress interferes with a student’s ability to concentrate” (CCU)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Coffee Breaks and Power Naps Will Improve Student Performance - I. INTRODUCTION 1. The Philippine Military Academy, as a premiere military institution in the Southeast Asia, bears the task of producing quality military officers and efficient leaders for the Philippine government. As such, the recruitment of cadets for the academy is no simple endeavour. Cadet applicants are screened and subjected to several recruitment requirements to determine their suitability for the academy. More often they are referred to as the “cream of the crop.” 2. Once accepted inside the academy, the cadets undergo both military and academic training so as to hone them for their roles as future military officers....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Parents Should Be Held Responsible For Their Children's Actions - As a parent, I have spent a great deal of time observing the behavior, motivation, and thought processes of my children. As they mature these processes have changed, and it has been fascinating to watch. I have learned a great deal on the limits of self control in the adolescent mind during this time, and I believe that families should be held responsible for crimes committed by their teenagers. I understand that there is a great deal of opposition to this position, and the opposing viewpoint makes some valid arguments....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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School Uniforms Should be Mandatory in All Schools - Many schools in United States require their students to wear uniforms. There are many teachers, parents and students who are in favor of school uniforms. However, not all teachers, parents and students like the idea of school uniforms, and this has divided many schools on the issue. It is obvious that not everyone agrees on the issue of uniforms in public schools, but the benefits of school uniforms cannot be denied. School uniforms cost parents less money, prevent competition between students, and keeps students safe against gang violence on and off campus....   [tags: Argumentative, persuasive] 647 words
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English Must be the Official Language in America - A country’s strength comes solely on the social theory of nationalism, to give loyalty and love for that country even if it means sacrificing ones own life to defend it. Whether its called the homeland, motherland, or holy land, citizens of a country define it, if not, its really just a large mass of land. The United States of America has instituted many rights to its citizens, which were issued in the bill of rights they are the first ten amendments. The first amendment mentions the free exercise clause, freedom of speech and of press, and by interpreting it says that congress cannot make any laws constricting to a established religion or prohibiting the free exercise....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 988 words
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Open or Closed Adoption: What is Your Choice? - The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Adoption defines adoption as the transfer of parental rights and obligations from one family to another. The adoptive parents assume all responsibilities of raising the child legally and financially, therefore severing all ties to the biological parents. The difference between a closed adoption and open adoption is when birthparents and the adoptive parents know nothing of each other. Records are usually sealed until the child becomes of age and chooses to open them....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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There is No Need for Gun Safety Locks - In the summer months of the year 2000, a horrible tragedy occurred in California that left two children dead before the police killed the intruder. A fourteen-year-old girl, whose father had trained her in the use of firearms, could not access her father’s gun when she needed to because it was locked in accordance with California’s state law (Pratt). This preventable tragedy is one of many reported scenarios that scream that there is no need for gun safety locks. The critics respond with the need for gun safety locks, citing examples of children finding unlocked and loaded guns in their homes....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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My Sister’s Keeper Shouldn't be a Challenged Book - The American Library Association, ALA, is an organization that, among other things, compiles a list every year of the most frequently challenged books. “The American Library Association actively defends the right of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.” (ALA) Many times, the books on this list are challenged by parents with the want to protect their children from things they don’t believe to be appropriate. “Only parents have the right and responsibility to restrict the access of their children” (ALA) Even with these good intentions, by challenging a book, they are trying to challenge the authors’ thoughts and words, their First Ame...   [tags: argumentative essay]
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We Must Provide Housing for the Urban Poor - Introduction The focus of this essay is to inform you about a pressing issue that has severe implications for the urban poor and to encourage you to take up action against this problem. The most serious of the issues the urban poor continuously deal with is housing and it has a multitude of far reaching affects on their daily lives. As a result, immediate action must be taken and I am calling on you to form a new policy that includes incentives for low-income housing construction and a green agenda to combat this issue....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Medical Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal For Minors - With the major and ongoing controversy of the legalization of marijuana, medical marijuana has been thrown into the limelight as an excuse as to why marijuana is “good.” But with medical marijuana’s supposed advancements, more and more doctors are prescribing it to anyone who claims to have a headache and now they are moving their clientele base to young children and teens who are not even old enough to know the long-term damage of the “medicine” their doctors are so willingly prescribing. While many doctors are beginning to jump on the medical weed train, others are continuing to speak against the effects; especially on minors....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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The Negative Impact of California's Three Strikes Law - "Three Strikes and You're Out!” you think you would be hearing that phrase at a baseball game when a player has struck out but the phrase has been used as a metaphor for the three strikes law in California. It is a law that sentences repeated offenders, of serious or violent crimes, to twenty-five to life in prison. Although it seems desirable to put repeated offenders in prison, they are convicted even for petty crimes. It sentences an offender, whose first strike was a serious or violent crime, to serve a double sentence if the second crime is also serious or violent....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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The Clashing Milieu in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - The United States has never gotten free from being a racist society since the first African slaves came to this land in 1619. The young generation inherits racism from the ancestors and the society. Huck, a thirteen-year-old boy, can speak one of the most offensive words, the “N-word,” in his conversation without realizing its harsh effect on others. People who read the novel will think that Huck is a sinful racist who does not have any concerns about people’s sensitivity. However, Mark Twain, the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, does not write the word only once in his novel....   [tags: Racism, Argumentative] 964 words
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It's Time to Tear Down the Chinese Firewall - The great firewall of China is a manifestation of the oppressive regime that denies the Chinese people their basic rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The recent action taken by Google to leave China is a move in the right direction. However, Google, like other U.S firms in China, played a deceitful role in abetting the injustice perpetrated by the Chinese government. Google as a company enjoyed the rights guaranteed by the U.S constitution, while they helped an oppressive regime deny it to billions of citizens....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 873 words
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The Ground Zero Mosque: An Insult to America - September 11, 2001, one of the most infamous and controversial dates in the history of the United States will be engraved in the minds of millions forever and is once more a resurfacing issue. On this horrendous date in time, Islamic terrorists hijacked a pair of commercial airplanes and flew them into the Twin Towers, murdering thousands and causing millions in damage. Nearly a decade later, an Islamic religious group named the Cordoba Initiative is stirring up more trouble and is planning to construct a mosque within only blocks away from ground zero itself....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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The USA Should Impose Democracy on the World - It is a tragic but inescapable fact that if one were to turn on any given news station at any given time, the latest report would almost invariably involve the newest development in a unnecessary war or the casualty count of a natural disaster, the effects of which were magnified because it occurred in a country were poverty-ever an avoidable malady-reigned supreme. All the suffering on this tiny planet called earth can trace it’s origins to prejudice in one form or another. Whether it is the hatred of another man because of the color of his skin, or the neglect of the people of another country simply because they do not belong in ones own native land, prejudice is the root wh...   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Arizona Immigration Law (SB 1070) Should be Abolished - Mark Twain stated: “It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either”. Perhaps this is what happened when the new law of Arizona was created. What does law means. Law is a set of rules established by a governing authority to institute and maintain orderly coexistence (Merriam Webster’s). A new law named SB 1070 has been written with hostile points that threats human rights. Thousands of illegal immigrants were force to return back to their countries....   [tags: argumentative essays] 1583 words
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Traditional Classrooms Are More Effective Than Online Learning - As every college student knows, the process of registering for class is daunting. State University students can especially relate at this time of year, the peak time for registering for spring classes. Finding classes that fit in between clubs, organizations, work schedules, family commitments, and other classes seems like an impossible task. Many students on college campuses across the nation are turning to online classes, a flexible alternative that allows students to juggle their busy schedules while keeping on track for graduation....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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America Should Increase Taxes and Lower College Tuition - For at least a century, tuition at selective private colleges and universities has risen annually by two to three percent more than the rate of inflation (Ehrenberg 1). Tuition increases at public colleges have slowed slightly, but the cost is still out of reach for low-income students. Financial aid has dwindled. A select group of colleges and universities are cutting their tuition; (Carapezza, 2013) however, student debts can stick with a person, even after graduation. Due to a university’s cost, a handful of tuition is passed down to the students....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Marijuana Legalization - On College of Cannabis, a website offering facts about marijuana, an article, titled “Top 26 Most Interesting Facts About Marijuana,” stated, “Each day in the United States, around 6,000 new people try weed for the very first time.” Weed, commonly used around the world today, is scientifically called cannabis, but has many different names to it. While individuals usually do not use the scientific term “cannabis,” the most popular names of the drug include marijuana, weed, loud, and many more. In the last couple of decades, the legalization of marijuana has been a heavily debated topic in the United States....   [tags: Argumentative Essay ]
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Three Reasons Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized - Euthanasia, according to the dictionary, means the killing of a person who is suffering from an incurable disease. Lately, it had been a huge debate over whether euthanasia should be legalized or not. Personally, I believe that euthanasia should be legalized if it is voluntary. I have three reasons for my argument. First of all, euthanasia saves money and resources. The amount of money for health care in each country, and the number of beds and doctors in each hospital are limited. It is a huge waste if we use those money and resources to lengthen the lives of those who have an incurable disease and want to die themselves rather than saving the lives of the ones with a curable ailment....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 452 words
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Why Student Athletes Struggle with Time Management - Why Student Athletes Struggle with Time Management Entering class Monday morning from a fun weekend, with a mindset that all is ok, I excitingly take a seat then, reality hits when my teacher utters “will you please hand in your research papers.” Your first thought is oh my how did I forget, and, before you know it, your grade takes a hit for the worst. This situation is common amongst freshman, student athletes; not only is a paper due, but they also have to make up a test, due to a traveling game a week ago....   [tags: Education, Argumentative] 1040 words
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Does Buying a Home Really Make Sense? - For Christmas, I received a card from the real estate agent my husband and I dealt with when we moved into our rental apartment. She had written on the card: “If you don’t renew your lease – are you ready to purchase a home?” While I commend President Obama for taking a step against the banks and powerhouse CEO’s of the financial world, it’s not just the big guns we have to go against if we want to avoid another financial crisis. Everyone around us – from real estate agents to loan officers to banks, family and even internet news articles – the human being is constantly being told that buying a home is the American dream....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 1165 words
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Elite Sports Players Deserve their Enormous Income - There are many concerns around the issue of elite sports players being payed ridiculous amounts of money and to some people, they are overpaid. Questions such as “Should someone who kicks a ball around be paid millions more than someone saving lives on a daily basis?” are being asked and statements such as sportspeople are completely overpaid, They are given millions of dollars when there are children and adults starving in third world countries. These countries are starting to get supported and one day they will be far better off then what they are now....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Club Owners Must Not Allow Underage Drinking - Prohibiting nightclubs from admitting people under age twenty-one will take some weight off of parents, club owners, drivers and innocent bystanders. With the economy sinking, many owners are making what they believe a wise financial decision by allowing eighteen to twenty year olds in their clubs. They are mixing eighteen to twenty in with the twenty-one and up crowd, as failing clubs owners only see more people more money. Every night thousands of young adults eighteen to twenty years old are let into nightclubs and everyone is at a great risk....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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The Poor Need Pro Bono Legal Services - Over the years, the practice of law has been left to the regime of a group of people commonly referred to as lawyers. Though the term may vary from place to place or jurisdiction, the same has a general meaning to refer to those who have studied law. Further it is left to the jurisdiction’s discretion to determine how they are to grant one the status of being a lawyer either through education, certification amongst other means that different jurisdictions apply to afford such a status. In the provision of their services, over the years, the lawyers have come to appreciate the fact that some of their potential clients lack the capacity to pay for those services....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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The Drinking Age Should NOT Be Lowered - Several organizations exist that are either in support of or opposed to lowering the minimum legal drinking age. Choose Responsibility, a group founded by John McCardell, proposes that upon completion of a 40 hour course to educate young people about alcohol, 18, 19, and 20 year old people should be licensed to drink. The Amethyst Initiative, part of Choose Responsibility, is a petition to Congress to rethink the minimum legal drinking age. Several college leaders have signed this petition in the belief that lowering the minimum legal drinking age will reduce binge drinking on college campuses....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Adolescent Crime a Result of Socioeconomic Instabilities - The overwhelming increase in crime during the mid-1980s through the early 1990s created a disenfranchisement that placed a great deal of pressure on the juvenile justice system. Pressure associated with increased levels of crime gears conservative believers in social responsibility to implement harsher punishments as an avenue for social protection. Conversely, liberally-minded individuals gravitate toward the social problems perspective, believing that rehabilitation is the only method adequate to protect society....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Video Games Our Responsability to Our Children - Many parents today say that video games are dangerous to their children because they increase the risk of childhood obesity and exposure to violence. I believe that this statement is both viable and completely ludicrous at the same time. Out of the many topics that I can argue on, I believe that I can argue this one the best. I am going to reveal the deeper meaning that lies buried underneath the controversy that presents itself in this subject. I have witnessed many outcomes that are associated with this beloved form of entertainment....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Living Without Sexism in a Sexist World - The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History stated, “Sexism is the cultural assumption that men are superior to women and deserve preference and power over them.” (Bird, 1998) However, as I did research I found that sexism is not always men being superior to women, but also women being superior to men. Of course, this is normally a feeling brought about by actions, words, and perhaps even nothing at all. I believe that sexism is most common with women being the most irate about their inferiority to men....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Public Servants Control the Government of Canada - The debate whether politicians or public servants control government is a debate that has endured for years and continues to do so. Although, politicians are elected by citizens to make beneficial decisions on behalf of the public, by analyzing the power dynamics in the government, we can see that it is in fact, public servants who ultimately hold monopoly over the government. In Canada’s parliamentary system, it is seen as vital for politicians and public servants to have a closely working relationship, in order to make decisions in favour of the public....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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College Students Should Choose Their Own Courses - There has been a number of debates as to whether college students should be given the opportunity to choose their courses. Like any contentious subject, while others are of the opinion that, courses should be chosen for college students, others believe that, students should be given complete freedom to choose the courses they would love to study. When students join college, they are forced to study for subjects they do not want to. Many students complain that they are not allowed to choose subjects they are interested in; rather, they are forced to take compulsory subjects....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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We Must Revitalize Downtown Los Angeles - Downtown is the commercial center of city or town. Downtown is a main target for employment and a great place to live in most cities. It should be the biggest attraction and most beautiful place of the city. Los Angles downtown is voted to be one of the dirtiest downtowns and Los Angles is a big attraction to tourist. Cleaning up downtown would leave better impressions on tourist and also residents. The crime rate would get lower and their wont be any homeless people around. One of the most beautiful music centers is the Disney Hall....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 1397 words
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The Benefits of Team Sports Participation - There are many benefits gained from participating in team sports. Team participation can build self esteem, promote social interaction and help one gain a sense of responsibility. Being involved in a team sport can also help you to attain personal fitness goals and maintain wellness. The time spent practicing with a team, will improve your skills and give you countless hours of enjoyment. Participating in a team sport can increase one’s self esteem. By being part of a team, you will give and receive praise....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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