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We Must Elimiante Pennies - Pennies are antiquated pointless, vestiges of a previous time, which have somehow managed to survive the test of time. In the United States of America we have money, which we use to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. The smallest unit of American money is the penny, which is worth one-one hundredth of a dollar. The penny is worthless and furthermore costly to the American taxpayers, pennies don’t accomplish their intended goal, which is to buy things, and the arguments for it are ridiculous considering the proven benefits....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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America Needs Immigration Reform - Immigration reduction refers to a movement in the United States that advocates a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into the country. Steps advocated for reducing the numbers of immigrants include advocating stronger action to prevent illegal entry and illegal immigration, and reductions in non-immigrant temporary work visas (such as H-1B and L-1). Some advocate a tightening of the requirements for legal immigration requirements to reduce total numbers, or move the proportions of legal immigrants away from those on family reunification programs to skills-based criteria....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment? - Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment.          Can an individual be prosecuted for openly burning the American flag in a political protest. Gregory Johnson did this in a political protest outside Dallas City Hall. He was then tried and convicted of desecrating a venerated object under a Texas law (Penal Code 42.09), which states that "a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly desecrates a state or national flag" (317). The question of whether this Texas law is in violation of the First Amendment, which "holds that Congress shall make no law......   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Capital Punishment Essay: Match Death with Death - We Must Match Death with Death For anyone living in Texas, it is common to hear about convicted criminals being sentenced to death. Is justice being served. When someone has committed a heinous murder, justice must prevail. But that ideal becomes harder to achieve as we scale the moral high ground and look all around, from behind the jail cell bars to the crushed life of the murdered victim. The following essay will focus on the proportionality of the death sentence as a form of punishment....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 857 words
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Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide - Physician-assisted suicide should be a legal option, if requested, for terminally ill patients. For decades the question has been asked and a clear answer has yet to surface. It was formed out of a profound commitment to the idea that personal end-of-life decisions should be made solely between a patient and a physician. Can someone's life be put into an answer. Shouldn't someone's decision in life be just that; their decision. When someone has suffered from a car accident, or battled long enough from cancer, shouldn't the option be available....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Pledging Our Allegiance - The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Christian Socialist Named Francis Bellamy in 1892. The original words to this pledge were wrote as “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The pledge was originally published on the 8th of September, in an issue of the The Youth's Companion, to celebrate of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of America's. This idea was used by the magazines publisher to promote American nationalism....   [tags: argumentative essay] 1031 words
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Stop Corporal Punishment - If your adult neighbor engaged in offensive or irritating behavior, would you hit him or her. You probably wouldn’t. What if that neighbor had less than average adult physical or mental abilities. You would probably be even less likely to hit them then. If you love that neighbor as a family member, hitting them would seem like an even worse way of dealing with the situation. Now imagine this is your child, typically a person of less than average adult abilities and a person you love as a family member....   [tags: argumentative essay] 933 words
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Understanding the Disabled - The first thought that crosses the mind of an able-bodied individual upon seeing a disabled person will undoubtedly pertain to their disability. This is for the most part because that is the first thing that a person would notice, as it could be perceived from a distance. However, due to the way that disability is portrayed in the media, and in our minds, your analysis of a disabled person rarely proceeds beyond that initial observation. This is the underlying problem behind why disabled people feel so under appreciated and discriminated against....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 1223 words
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Humans Know Nothing - We, as humans, are constantly on an ongoing journey to pack our knowledge hungry brains with more and more information. Almost demoting knowledge to a drug for the fact that we are continuously seeking more of it like an addict. Sometimes though, we can "overdose" on it to the point that we give ourselves a headache and are left in need of a break. Ironically, no matter how much information we cram into our brains, we are never fully capable of using our brains to its full potential, in a way defeating the whole purpose of expanding our growth for knowledge ....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Distinguished Scholar Program - The Distinguished Scholar Program is a strict and difficult program. It encourages students to challenge themselves and reach their full potential. Altering a few rules and parts, such as lowering the required grade point average (GPA) and dropping some of the more rigorous classes, such as Honors Chemistry can truly make it a beneficial and successful program in the regular educational system. Not to mention the great improvement in students test scores and overall take on education. Distinguished Scholars is a curriculum unique to Wilson Classical High School in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD)....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 923 words
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California’s Proposition 19 - Is California’s Proposition 19, “The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010,” reefer madness or reefer rationality. In recent years, many states across the nation have passed medical marijuana laws. California however, is preparing to take an even more progressive stance towards the substance and pass a bill that would outright legalize marijuana for recreational use. Proposition 19 would’ve make it lawful for any individual over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, in a similar manner to alcohol....   [tags: argumentative essay] 2199 words
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The Time has Come for Women's Wrestling - The Time has Come for Women's Wrestling Should women be able to compete in the NCAA sport of wrestling. There are countless numbers of men who are against co-ed wrestling stating that women do not posses the athletic ability, strength, or aggression to wrestle with men. The truth is that the only limiting factor keeping women out of the sport are those stated in Title IX and NCAA. Women have struggled for many years to create their own identity in the male dominant sport of wrestling. Wrestling began with the early Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations who depict wrestlers using most of the holds known to the present-day sport....   [tags: Arguementative] 1018 words
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You Must Depend Only on Yourself - Depending on Yourself Have you ever been told something by somebody, acted upon what you were told, then found out what they told you was wrong. This just goes to show that you should never rely on anybody else's word. I have always been told that attitute is everything. If you want to do accomplish something, your attitute towards your goal is the most important factor in your success. However, my personal experiences say otherwise. In seventh grade P.E. class, I had taken up the attitute that P.E....   [tags: Arguementative] 388 words
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Call of Suty: Modern Warfare Overblown - As an avid video game enthusiast it’s always fascinating to witness the gaming world evolve and grow as modern technology seems to continually outpace expectations of what can be reproduced in a virtual medium. Gone are the days when a fraction of the entertainment world included lazily playing pong or pack-man on a cumbersome arcade console. Today, with the technological boom, the video game industry has evolved to include a plethora of gaming genres, bent on maximizing entertainment and profit....   [tags: argumantative essay] 1378 words
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The Collar by George Herbert - George Herbert throughout his poem “The Collar” puts his thoughts, feelings and complaints on paper on freedom restrictions. He resolves to break free from the binds fastening him to the life he fights to be free from. In various ways, countless things hold down and confine us from doing certain things daily. All the way through history people fought for the rights that tied them down for what they believed in. Herbert explains in his poem that one requires some restrictions even if we cannot understand the motive behind it....   [tags: argumantative, philosophy]
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Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech: The Dream Has Been Achieved - Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech explores the question “Why hasn’t society conformed to total freedom and equality and what can we do to change that?” through a variety of social implications. These social implications, society’s lack of determination to end discrimination and promote equality, society’s careless take on the issue, and society’s lack of awareness of Negro determination have been made apparent in his speech. Through these implications King has made it apparent that his ideals of freedom and equality are in place to change the way society looks at freedom and equality....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Support for the Current Placement of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina - Support for the Current Placement of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina There is an old saying that says you can please all of the people some of the time, or you can please some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Never is this truer than in the state of South Carolina as it pertains to the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag. It is obvious at this point that no solution will make everyone in the state happy, but a compromise does need to be made that can satisfy a majority of the people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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Exemplification Essay: Greek Organizations Should NOT be Part of the College Experience - College life brings many thoughts to mind…friendships, football , pizza, late nights, parties, fraternities, sororities, as well as racial discrimination, binge drinking, hazing and dying. The latter part of this list may not come naturally to most people, but they are frightening realities of the Greek system. Parents send their children to college assuming they will be in a safe, educational environment while enjoying all the benefits campus life has to offer, including fraternities and sororities....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 1037 words
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Alcohol and Sexual Assault - It's Time to Stop Sex Bias - Alcohol and Sexual Assault - It's Time to Stop Sex Bias If we are serious about sexual assault, we should reject principles that perplex us when honestly applied to the problem. Some are now advising us to accept, as a guide to personal responsibility and the prevention of sexual assault, the intoxication principle: an intoxicated person cannot consent to sex. So should we accept it. If so, how shall we apply it to Jack and Jill, who had sex while both were intoxicated. According to this principle, neither Jack nor Jill consented to sex, which is perplexing about which, if either, has been assaulted....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 701 words
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Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented - Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented One of the major issues confronting western America is that of environmental conservation and protection versus agricultural essentials and needs. This issue includes the environmentalists' fight against herbicides and pesticides, reservoirs for irrigation water, and livestock grazing on public land. The controversy that this essay confronts will be that of the desire to use public land for livestock grazing versus the importance of preserving the rangeland ecosystem....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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A Music Rating System is NOT an Effective Public Policy - In dealing with all of the media of today and deciding what might be harmful to different age groups, many different strategies have been suggested to insure free speech while protecting the varying levels of maturity. One suggested remedy to the problem of exposure to young people has been the implementation of rating systems. Ratings are currently assigned to movies and television programs. The next step of this process would be to assign ratings to music. While the goal of a music rating system is understandable, there are many reasons why this policy should not be implemented....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball - An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball 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]
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Iran Provides No Freedom of Speech on the Internet - Introduction: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The first amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America can often be taken for granted. In many third-world countries, the idea of freedom of speech is in the back of people’s minds, but almost never brought to the forefront of issues facing the country and government....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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The University Should Extend the Add/Drop Period for Classes - The University Should Extend the Add/Drop Period for Classes If there is one thing I'm good at, it is shopping. I find the best deals, make the most out of every shopping trip and generally derive great pleasure from the process. Unfortunately, State College students are only given a very short time to shop for our courses and even less time to return our books to the bookstore for the classes we dropped. The more classes you attend and professors you meet, the more educated your final decision will be at the end of add/drop....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 709 words
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It's Time to Put an End to Child Labor - It's Time to Put an End to Child Labor People believe that child labor does not affect them, not realizing that the Persian rugs they put their feet on are made by suffering children in a dark, small room. They don’t realize the soccer balls that their children are kicking around outside are made by children themselves, who slave away for little or no pay at all. In 1999, ap-proximately 250 million children are employed or enslaved across the world for little or no money at all (Gay 23). Imagine how these child workers are depraved from experi-ences the joys of childhood....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1265 words
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Positive Gossip is a Good Form of Communication - “Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence” says Tannen(27). For some couples finding that certain weight that will balance the scale of communication can become interesting and a hard task. In the book You Just Don’t Understand, written by Deborah Tannen, she gives many examples of how men and women compete for a gender hierarchy, in which she believes that males and females compete for status in society. She often believed that guys look down upon women, and do not care about what they think....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Multiple Personality Disorder: No Excuse for Criminal Activity - Kenneth Bianchi, a man who has murdered many women, now claims that he has Multiple Personality Disorder. Can we possibly decide that it is reasonable to convict an individual of a crime if that individual suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder. This psychological malady, known as Multiple Personality Disorder, or sometimes as Multiple Dissociative Identity, is a mental illness in which a person develops two or more distinct identities that control the patient’s behavior. If an aberrant personality takes over, the individual no longer has control over one’s actions....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 1231 words
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Parents Should Be Involved in Their Children’s School - There are many reasons that parents should get involved in their children’s school. Students who have concerned and involved parents tend to get better grades. When a parent asks questions about homework and assignments, supervises to make sure that they get done, and even helps with homework, it is more likely that assignments will be completed and handed in on time. Another factor in grades is attendance. With a low attendance rate, assignments will be missed, and the student will get behind in content as well....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 3003 words
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Fast Food Companies Are NOT Responsible For Obesity - Today, many people eat fast food instead of home made food. The reason is that fast food is fast, cheap and convenient. However, at the same time, fast food is contributing to a big social problem in the U.S., which is obesity, and recently some people are beginning to sue the fast food companies for causing their obesity. Should the fast food companies have responsibility for American's obesity. My answer for this argument is "No". I think that whether people eat fast food or not is an individual choice....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 994 words
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More Concealed Carry Permits Results in Less Crime - Ocean City, Maryland, businessman and resident Stephen George was walking his dog late one night when he noticed two men in a passing vehicle turn off the headlights and swing back toward his business, Boat Doctor Marine, Inc. After watching the pair squeeze through the fence, George went to his house nearby and retrieved a stainless steel, .357 Mag. Revolver. Surprising the men - who were hefting new batteries back to their car - George commanded, "Hold it right there." He then instructed the men to keep their hands in plain view and marched them back to the business to dial 9-1-1....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 623 words
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It's Time to Declare English the Official Language - It's Time to Declare English the Official Language "In no way would having English as the official language intrude upon anyone's private life, business, or day-to-day living. Official English applies only to the conduct of government business." -S.I. Hayakawa America today is a melting pot of different societies. Everywhere, in every city and in every state, there are Germantowns, and Chinatowns, and Greektowns. America has certainly developed into one big multicultural society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1283 words
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Mass Media Violence and the Effect on Children - Violence in the media is a problem in American society today. The effect can be severe and widespread. The people exposed to this media violence are mostly children. They are very impressionable and imitate what they see, hear and are told by their friends. In this essay I will state my opinion and the opinions of several physiologists and other officials. Violence on television has been an issue that has plagued man from the day it was invented. Numerous shows depict violent acts such as rape, murder, and other such acts that many people consider inappropriate for adolescents....   [tags: Papers Argumentative ]
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Political Participation Should be Required by Law - I rang the doorbell of a two-story brick home in southwest Houston. "Hello sir, I am representing Republican, Dr. John Sanchez, who is running for Congress this November. Would you like some information concerning his platform?" The new Sanchez supporter enthusiastically volunteered to contribute to our campaign. Bouncing down his lawn, I felt I had contributed to our system of democracy in my small way. Each week during the summer of my junior year, I worked with Sanchez's committed team of volunteers....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 813 words
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We Are Not A One Language Nation - We Are Not A One Language Nation My mother always told me, “Before judging someone, walk a mile in their shoes.” That piece of advice has been ingrained into me since I was a child. However, I never really understood its importance until the summer of 2013 when I went on a missionary trip to Mexico. I had never been to another country, so I was unsure how to act, dress, or blend in with society. When I arrived in Mexico, the buildings, city, and people all looked much different than back home in small town Iowa....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Leonard Peltier Should be Released from Prison - Leonard Peltier is currently serving time in the Leavenworth federal penitentiary for the shooting deaths of two Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agents. According to FBI documents, at around 11:50 A.M. on June 26th, 1975, agents Jack Color and Ron Williams were supposedly searching for Jimmy Eagle, a thief wanted for stealing a pair of cowboy boots. The agents encroached on the Jumping Bull Compound in Oglala, South Dakota of the Pine Ridge reservation, in two separate vehicles that no one could recognize (Incident)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 2489 words
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Xenotransplants - Animal to Human Organ Transplants - Xenotransplants - Animal to Human Organ Transplants We should NOT risk the human race for the benefit of the few. When asked how he feels about the advancement of science to places that were once notions to be the job of the creator, Dr. Martin Luther King replies by saying, “Cowardice asks is it safe. Expedience asks is it political. Vanity asks is it popular. But the conscience asks is it right?” This essay is about animal to human organ transplants otherwise known as Xenotransplants....   [tags: Argumentative Argument] 1402 words
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Past, Present, and Future of State University - Past, Present, and Future of State University The structure and workings of the university are ever changing. The university of the past is not like the university of the present and the university of the present will not be like the university of the future. This “adaptation” to the times is what can make some universities great or make some universities among the worst in the nation. In the past the university was very set in their ways. They did things the way they wanted them done. They paid no heed to the rest of the society and the way the ones paying the bills wanted them done....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 892 words
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American Needs Bilingual Education and Cultural Education - Language plays a large role in American society. Since English is a universal language, it is taught all over the world. For example, a person who speaks Italian and wants to learn Chinese they must learn English first. The reason being there is no direct translation from Italian to Chinese. That is why language is so important. When a foreigner wants to come to our country the words assimilation and multiculturalism arise. Should a foreigner assimilate to our culture to a certain degree. I think so....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 812 words
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We Should Make Snow on the Mountain - We Should Make Snow on the Mountain The varying opinions on whether snow should be made on the Snowbowl Ski Mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona have grown to become a statewide debate. Snowbowl is one of the sacred mountains in the San Francisco Peaks that is very meaningful to the Native people. If snow were to be made on the mountain, it would interfere with the beliefs of many people. On the other hand, many Arizona residents rely on the ski area for its incoming business, recreation, and for providing jobs to many people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1075 words
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Campus Hate Speech Should NOT Be Regulated - In recent years, a rise in verbal abuse and violence directed at people of color, lesbians, and gay men, and other historically persecuted groups has plagued the United States. Among the settings of these expressions of intolerance are college and university campuses, where bias incidents have occurred sporadically since the mid-1980's. Outrage, indignation and demands for change are the responses to these incidents - understandably, given the lack of racial and social diversity among students, faculty and administrators on most campuses....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 318 words
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Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In School - Have you ever heard of the gruesome Columbine High School massacre. This incident occurred on April 20th 1999 and involved two students embarking on a shooting rampage, killing twelve students, a teacher and wounding twenty three others. Unfortunately during this incident, the school's most easily accessible phone was on the other side of the school in the library. Perhaps some of these lives could have been saved if the students in this class had cell phones that they could've used to contact the authorities more quickly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1112 words
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The Police Have Become the Criminals - In our times, the police have become the criminals. Some police are using their power to do bad things, and society has come to fear police. The law enforcement system needs change. The courts have failed the police, and the police have turn to other means of justice. We must stop the corruption in the police force. I have respect for the police, and the job they do. Policemen are a selected few who do a dangerous job. Police have done many great things to help improve communities, help people during their off duty hours and stand strong in face of many fears....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 632 words
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It's Time to Boycott College Classes - College is hard, though not because we lack creature comforts or struggle to keep our bellies full. No, college is hard because it's so often an artificial environment. After four short years of learning, when reality intrudes on our life, we'll be left shaking cobwebs out of heads bleary from months of mind-numbing lectures and multiple choice exams. Personally, the end of college scares me. As a sophomore, I have a couple of years before having to face that beastly post-college cliche, real life....   [tags: argumentative essay] 1275 words
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It's Time to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons - Imagine, if you will, that you are the title character in the book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes," a young Japanese girl suffering from the devastating "atom bomb sickness." Sadako was a vivacious eleven-year-old with dreams of becoming a track star. Sadly, that ended when doctors diagnosed her with leukemia, An atom bomb had been dropped over her hometown of Hiroshima during W.W. II, poisoning her with its radiation. Sadako's friend Chizuko tried to cheer her up by saying, "If a sick person folds 1000 paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her well again." Each day, Sadako folded as many cranes as she could and hung them from the ceiling....   [tags: argumentative essays] 999 words
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U Dont Need the "thug life" - I grew up listening to the g's in my hood talk about the gang life. Now all my life, on tv, in school, etc. i always heard the same thing, the thing u hear all throughout this school "the gang life leads nowhere, ull regret it, dont start, and etc." but to hear a lot of the people in my neighborhood talk about the shit theyd done, and to see their tattoos, i always thought it was like the greatest thing. I come from a broken home, i dont know my dad, and my mom is never around, i was basically raised by my brother Giseppi, anyway, i am 19 now, and i joined a gang when i was about 13, it started off great, i mean i finally had a real family unit, some people that looked out for me, and i want...   [tags: argumentative essays] 882 words
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It's Time to Limit Animal Rights - Looking into the steady gaze of my pet cat, I could easily imagine that she's experiencing the feline equivalent of boredom. It might then seem difficult to understand how she could be bored, since she has few restrictions placed on her daily activities. She can't destroy household items or family members, she must always use the litter box when performing certain bodily functions, and she can't go prowling in a few areas of the house for sanitary reasons. Overall, it's a liberal kitty-contract....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 1094 words
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Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports - Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports Sports are one of the great American pastimes, but the reality is that sports have encouraged a very distinct separation between males and females in the American society. The attitudes acquired through sports are learned on the field and breached into the real world to create conflict between the sexes. The issue of gender inequality goes far beyond the sports world, yet male dominated organizations form and support the sexes. With this separation of sexes we see the social and cultural strain on athletes participating in opposite gender sports, because society frowns on women participating in male dominated sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 933 words
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Men and Women: Equality in Sports - Men and Women: Equality in Sports Many of the pre-existing women's sports organizations such as Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI), and American Basketball League (ABL) have been the casualties of male dominated sports structure. These organizations merged or dissolved as other male dominated institutions began to include women's competitive sports. The NCAA saw the potential for additional revenue as the AIAW grew. Rather than lose significant financial resources the NCAA insisted that its member institutions offer women championships....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 905 words
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Is Freedom of Speech Really Free? - I sat in last period history class, my eyes fixed on the clock. “Twenty more minutes” I mumbled to myself, “twenty more minutes until freedom.” I was hardly engaged in the days discussion topic which was the current status of a post 9/11 world. I casually listened to the ideas of my classmates as I chewed my grape flavored bubble gum and doodled on my notebook, blowing bubbles and quietly popping them with my tongue in an attempt to pass the time. My teacher rambled on about how Saddam Heussein’s time to disarm is up and how Al Queda must be destroyed....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Permitting Abortion and Prohibiting Prenatal Harm - There is a basic contradiction involved in permitting abortion while at the same time prohibiting prenatal harm. (1) This contradiction can be stated in personhood terms and in terms of the woman's rights. I'd like to elucidate that contradiction and examine three solutions which rise out of current literature; I'd like then to propose a somewhat new, fourth solution. The Contradiction Stated in terms of personhood, the contradiction is this: abortion is permitted or condoned because the fetus (2) is not a person, but prenatal harm is prohibited or condemned because the fetus is a person....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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America Benefits Greatly from Bilingual Education - Everyone deserves the right to an education. Bilingual Education needs attention and needs to be taken seriously in this country. Technically, "bilingual education" means instruction in two languages. As commonly used, however, it refers to range of instruction provided to students who need to learn English. Services vary from classes in English, to a little help in the student's primary language, to most academic instruction in that primary language. It is designed to provide equal educational opportunity to students limited in English proficiency....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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America Benefits Greatly from Bilingual Education - When I first started school, I remember how difficult it was for me to make the transition from Spanish to English. My Mom left me at the door of the school in the morning, but since I was placed in an English-only classroom, the next time I opened my mouth to speak to anyone was when she picked me up again that afternoon. I didn't know what anyone was saying around me, and to make matters worse, my teacher didn't speak a single word of Spanish. That day, like every other day, I came home crying because I felt like an outsider....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned - Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned The issues concerning human reproductive cloning are shrouded in controversy, perhaps overshadowing the true advantages of cloning technology. Therapeutic cloning, which is often misunderstood as reproductive cloning, is less controversial than the latter as it does not involve the creating of an individual being. Instead, vital stem cells are extracted from human embryos, in order to generate tissues and organs for transplant. The goal of this process is strictly to harvest stem cells, resulting in the creation of “cloned organs”, which can be used to treat heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1054 words
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Rape is NOT the Victim's Fault - The question is unthinkable given the conditions: “Did you ever have a sexually transmitted disease?” This is one of the first questions to which a rape victim must respond. In what way does her sexual history play any role in her case against a defendant. We have “double jeopardy” to protect people from unfair prosecution, but rape victims are repeatedly put on trial over and over for crimes perpetrated against them. Prosecutors are allowed to judge rape victims in a critical light, aggressively emphasizing many factors related to her personal life, her appearance, or her action just prior to the rape that she endured....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 1138 words
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American's Need More Vacation Time - “I really need a vacation!” Is there a more common phrase in the workplace in America today. I’m sure all of us had uttered that phrase at least once in the last 12 months. Americans are so vacation-deprived, then why is it that almost a third of the American working adults are giving up some earned vacation this year, and when they do go on vacation they still do some work by checking in with office communications, according to a Harris Interactive vacation-related poll. The following table below indicates that the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 385 words
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Arguments for School Dress Codes - Ensuing President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address in January of 1996, more and more public schools are implementing dress codes and uniform policies in their schools. As a result, there has been an increase in legal controversies dealing with the issue. The reason that dress codes are not conclusively enforced is due to the application of the First Amendment to juveniles in the public school setting. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redr...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 810 words
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