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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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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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Opposing The Development of the Chu Molybdenum Mine - I oppose the development of the Chu molybdenum mine because its negative effects extend beyond the site. This mine will affect the quality of life of the residents of Vanderhoof adversely by reducing air and water quality, food sources and revenue. Vanderhoof is a small, geographic centre that supplies food and mineral resources to neighboring cities (BCC, 2009) hence, many of its residents, tourists and neighbors will be directly affected by this project. The project is very expensive to establish and maintain because of the infrastructure, skilled labor and facilities proposed for impact mitigation....   [tags: Persuasive Paper] 811 words
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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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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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Human equality does not trump that of Nature - My argument that I will make will be that the speaker arrives at the conclusion that he, as well as the human race, is equal to nature. Through the use of a series of examples, I will make my point that both the human race and nature are considered to be equal in array of aspects that are debatable. Through a series of questioning from the child that is reflected back to the child by the speaker, the speaker attempts to take a crack at the meaning of nature’s evidence. E.g. in section 6 the child poses a question which seems to be directed at the speaker, " what is this grass?" Fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child....   [tags: Persuasive, Whitman ] 1602 words
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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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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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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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The Drinking Age Must not Be Lowered - Lawmakers should not consider lowering the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen. Despite the deep value this country places on freedom, personal liberties, and personal responsibilities, the data shows that public safety is greatly at risk if the drinking age were to be lowered to twenty-one. A variety of groups believe that the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen deeming that the twenty-one law is unconstitutional. On the opposing side, people agree that the law helps to protect our young people and the communities where they live....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Da Vinci The Greatest Ggenius in History - Who do you consider the greatest genius of history. In answer to such question, one can think of Mozart, Galileo, or even Einstein. However, in my opinion the greatest mind of history is Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is recognized around the globe as a great artist, but he was not just an artist, he was an engineer and a scientist. Da Vinci was born in Vinci in the Republic of Florence, now located in Italy, in April 15th, 1452. Da Vinci is known for setting the foundation for High Renaissance style in drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1491 words
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Helping Children From Physical And Mental Violence - Perhaps the most famous social worker from the United States, Jane Addams once said,” This guy is a bastard. He took advantage of my daughter.” Social work allows you to experience many different sides of life; it gives you the opportunity to embrace life to the fullest, and the chance to influence people’s lives for the better. Becoming a Social worker will allow me to get involved with the community and to make a difference. It will shape you into a person that can do anything, and will make a permanent mark on your heart because of the experiences and people you come into contact with....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1087 words
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The American Propaganda and The American Drean - In the middle of a lush and verdant ten acre field lays a picturesque Victorian styled house attached with three garage doors and an emerald Escalade sporting eighteen inch chrome rims. That is the twenty-first century American Dream. It is also as James Truslow Adams, a famous historian, believes, “a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity… regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position” (374). Adams has the notion that each American is obliged to have a stress-free and an equal opportunistic lifestyle....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving - Over the last few decades, the use of cell phones has become a very common tool. Furthermore, Technology has certainly advanced, and the cell phone is becoming the most preferred mode of communication. The demand for a cell phone is growing every day. In addition, the use of wireless technology is affordable, and anyone can buy a cell phone at a reasonable price. They come in all shapes and sizes. They range from black to bright metallic white. American public use of cell phones is increasing everyday....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1304 words
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Cell Phones Should Be Allowed in Schools - Picture this, there has been a school lockdown, the suspect cut the landlines so no one could call the police for a rescue. However, the suspect was captured by the police much faster than he imagined. The last scene wouldn’t have happened if it was one decade ago, because cell phones were not popular in schools then. When it comes to cell phones, some people think they should not be permitted in schools, and other people think they should be permitted in schools. I agree with the latter opinion for the following reasons: Cell phones are an efficient way to communicate when emergencies occur in school; cell phones can be a great tool for learning during school hours; and the current prohibit...   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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The Invisible Emperors: The Benefits of Bacteria - The Invisible Emperors talked about some of the misconceptions and new findings about bacteria. It first talked about how we always think that bacteria is bad for us, and how we relate it to sickness. Following this, it mentions how scientists have new tools that allow them to see the DNA of micro-organisms, and how this could someday be a cure for cancer. Among other things, like replicating DNA using bacteria, they mention how it is becoming a very vast and almost limitless field. Following some statistical facts, they talk about how they can now take the DNA and figure out what microbial produced it....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive] 966 words
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The Benefits of Uniforms in Schools - The Benefits of Uniforms in Schools With the first eight amendments containing the fundamental rights and freedom of every citizen, the public education dress code policies within the school should be enforced because it is protecting the rights of the students to get an education. Public education dress code policies within schools are a good idea because it tries to keep the school on one accordance. The students learn to manage their time better. The parents are able to save money, so they can help provide the school with a better learning environment....   [tags: Persuasive, Education] 658 words
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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal Marriage has long been a traditional aspect of Western Society. It is widely recognized as a ritual between both man and woman. Marriage is deemed as a holy matrimony meant to publically announce a commitment between two heterosexual individuals. For many traditional reasons and religious beliefs the institution of marriage has been denied to homosexuals. Publically opposing the idea of marriage by homosexuals openly shows bias towards equality of citizens under the law and places heterosexuals and homosexuals on separate planes as human beings....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 559 words
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Skipping Childhood Vaccination Is Not Neglect - Skipping Childhood Vaccination Is Not Neglect According to The Guardian, everyday approximately 11,000 babies are born in the United States of America. From the time they are born, they are required to be immunized. In the first few hours of life, these newborns receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. There are parents however who are skeptical about the potential side effects of all the vaccines. They think that immunizations are going to harm their children by causing them to develop neurological deficits....   [tags: persuasive text] 1247 words
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Have You Ever Wanted To Snowboard? - Have You Ever Wanted To Snowboard. As a lifelong snowboarder, I can tell you that anyone who is adventurous and loves the snow is qualified to hit the slopes with me. However, if you want your first snowboarding experience to be a successful one, you must come prepared. First, you need gear, but not just any gear, I recommend Burton goggles, snow pants, a warm jacket, gloves and of course a banging board. Whatever swagger you decide to wear, you are going to want to be comfortable; nobody wants to be out on the slopes in negative degree weather freezing....   [tags: Persuasive Paper] 623 words
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Sex Education in Schools: Abstinence-Only Programs - Sex Education in Schools: Abstinence-Only Programs Teenage sexual activity is a major problem confronting the nation and has led to a rising incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and teenage pregnancy. The existence of HIV/AIDS has given a sense of urgency to the topic of sex education. The issue of sex education in schools especially in the formative years has been a subject of intense debate among parents, school officials, health scientists and religious authorities worldwide for a considerable period of time....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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College Campuses and Sexually Transmitted Infections - College campuses have seen a rise, in the epidemic of Sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases have quickly become a household name amongst Americans. The dangers and health issues related to acquiring a STD has been the reason why more attention has been brought to the STD epidemic. The reason for this attention is to hopefully, slow down the rate of STD’S amongst students. There is a very astonishing fact stated by the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, “Nearly 80% percent of people that are infected with STD’s do not know it....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 648 words
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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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Reducing Teen Pregnancy With Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. This is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but also has a consequential impact on society. By reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies we could promote child well-being and decrease child poverty statistics (National Data). Increasing the number of comprehensive sex education courses would help young people learn how to better protect themselves against premature pregnancy and STDs, and would in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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The Dream Act Promotes Illegal Immigration - Today, there are about 80,000 undocumented students who will graduate from high school in the United States. Nearly 65,000 of these students will not only be graduating, but have been living in the country for five years or more. Undocumented students face various challenges as they move along the academic pipeline. Yet, a growing number of them are graduating from U.S. high schools each year prepared to enter our nation’s colleges and universities. These students are most likely in favor of the Dream Act, Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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We Need Stronger Child Support Laws - The amount of child support cases in arrears would decline if a few things were changed, hopefully providing incentives to pay child support on time and regularly. There are also harsher consequences that could be carried out to prevent future mistakes. There are things being done, but is it enough. As it stands the noncustodial parent can face loss of visitation, probation, and even jail time for none payment of child support. By not enforcing court ordered child support and making examples out of those who are not in compliance, we are sending out a message that child support is more of an option than a legal obligation....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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American Needs More Government Jobs Programs - According to Livermore (2008), people who are actively looking for work but are not currently in a contractual arrangement are considered unemployed. Since the recession in 2007, unemployment has been an ongoing problem in America. Many companies were laying off thousands of employees because they could not pay them. As of September 2011, the South and the West has the highest concentration of unemployment. Nevada has the highest jobless rate, 13.4%, followed by California with 12.1% (Cooper, 2011)....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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The Death Penalty: Cruel and Unusual - The death penalty is the most inhuman and crucial punishment. Even though it is not applied in every state, the death penalty is a very strong debate and argument within our own government. There are people who support it and those who are against it. The death penalty is a punishment to those who due to their actions and circumstances commit crimes. All people are all equal under the eyes of the law and those people in the end are still humans no matter the crimes they have committed. The death penalty is looked as a violation to the eighth amendment....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 1284 words
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No More Antipsychotic Drugs for Children - Antipsychotic drugs are the new quick fix for mental illness in children, whether right or wrong. Doctors shouldn’t give children antipsychotic drugs at a young age, even though it may be the easy way out of dealing with these children. These drugs will make the victim lifeless and without character for a long time. Such drugs have caused major side effects which caused the child to have long-term issues, which they will face for the rest of their lives. In other words, antipsychotic drugs are gruesome for young children and therefore shouldn’t be used....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1310 words
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Socialism is Possible and Can Work - Could socialism ever work. This is the question that has at least crossed the minds of hundreds of millions of the people around the globe, especially with credit crunch and recession that unfolded over the past few months. Variety of issues that have revolved around socialism as a concept, theory or an idea is not about its complexity or its difficult interpretation, but the fact that, to most people it sounds too good to be true. Many people having been through demoralizing systems of capitalism, having become convinced that nothing as good as socialism could ever happen in life- just like that without a possible catch somewhere (Colin, 2009, p....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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It's Time to Reduce America's Materialism - America is in desperate need of an ego deflation. With the cockiness of how people throw their money around and the arrogance in their divine belief that they deserve all of their luxuries - it will surely be the eloquent downfall of any dignity we think we possess. If that statement unnerved you, perhaps you might be willing to consider the prospect of change. This is where I propose endorsing a Buy Nothing Day. Quite literally what it sounds like, this day would be a 24 hour period where people are encouraged to ignore their impulses and not buy anything....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 838 words
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India and Pakistan: Dissent vs. Disagreement - Tensions between India and Pakistan, which have been increasing in recent years, are reaching an all-time high as nuclear technologies in both countries threaten safety and provide potential for direct nuclear war. For now, India and Pakistan are in a disagreement – but as time progresses, and their discord transforms into dissension, citizens are put at risk as both nations currently have the technology to utilize weapons of mass destruction. For now, the people are safe. But once this conflict reaches new heights and diminutive disagreements turn into dangerous dissent, devastation is inevitable....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 887 words
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What If Kayne West is Retarded? - In the article, “What If Kayne West is Retarded?” the author is ridiculing Kayne West and explaining how much of a complete imbecile he is. The author’s primary purpose of this article is to inform the intended audience on how moronic Kayne really is. The secondary purpose of this article is to entertain the audience. The article is broken down into four different sections explaining the various reasons why he is allegedly retarded. The tone is conversational and sarcastic. In this article, the sentence structure is simple, but some complex sentences are also used....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1318 words
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What is a Good Man? - What is a good man. A popular and often controversial topic amongst women, also a question that has various answers and opinions. A good man encompasses various qualities which may be broken down, but not limited too, three subjects: true love, confidence and strength as well as a sense of responsibility of words and/or actions. A man looks out for those around him whether it is woman, friend, or stranger. A man can speak to dogs. A man fantasizes that kung fu lives deep inside him somewhere. A man knows how to sneak a look at cleavage and doesn't care if he gets busted once in a while....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 791 words
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Extending Business Hours in Australia - In South Australia, the business hour is shorter than other places in Australia, such as Sydney and Melbourne. Some people states that the business hour is long enough to them in South Australia and extending business hour would raise social problems, such as social security and state budget. However extending business hour benefits a lot for South Australia. It can create more economic profits and is good for the whole society. The main argument against the extending business hours that is increasing trading hours will lead to many problems, such as social security and state budget....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 561 words
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Problems With the No-Serve List - News of a “no-serve” list in Madison is spreading like wildfire, and the feedback is very diverse. There are people who agree completely with this list and others who think this is just another burden to be put on people in the Madison area. Sure there are those chronic, problem-causing alcoholics that the Mayor and some Madison Aldermen are looking to punish, but is it punishing they really need. Or can this problem be solved some other way. This “no-serve” list was originally proposed by Mayor of Madison, Dave Cieslewicz, and Madison Alderman, Michael Schumacher....   [tags: Persuasive Paper] 679 words
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James Jarvis: A Changed Man - In 1930’s and 1940’s South Africa, many people suffered through traumatic events, whether it be a robbery, a loss of livelihood, a beating, or the ultimate tragedy, the loss of a loved one. In his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton makes sure that this is not left out of his true-to-life, albeit fictional, account of life in South Africa. James Jarvis is the recipient of this tragedy in the novel. His son, Arthur Jarvis, is murdered in his home by Absalom Kumalo during a botched robbery attempt....   [tags: fiction, persuasive] 711 words
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Sweatshops are Good for Everybody - There are two sides to the issue of using cheaper labor in other countries. Some can argue that using cheap labor in developing countries constitutes exploitation. In some extreme cases, this is potentially true. For example, by making empty promises time after time, diamond cartel De Beers has repeatedly taken advantage of the lack of governmental regulations and communication in African nations. It could be argued that the developing countries house factories that not only use cheap (though market rate for the area) labor, but unfairly exploit employees....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 726 words
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An Argument Against Breed-Specific Legislation - The term “breed-specific legislation” is not one that comes up often in day-to-day discussion for most people. Breed-specific legislation refers to all laws that seek to restrict or eliminate ownership of certain animal breeds, most often dog breeds. It was first conceived as a method of controlling and reducing animal cruelty, as well as mitigating the occurrence of dog-related human injuries and the illegal activities of dog-fighting and related crimes. Breed-specific legislation is distinct from animal control laws that restrict ownership of wild or demonstrably dangerous (those with a past history of unacceptable, aggressive behavior) animals, because breed-specific legislation makes a b...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Will Help America - Why is gay marriage such a big deal. Why are there so many people against it. Most of the time it is easy to presume where to draw the line when interfering with someone else’s rights. Simply, do not do it. Everyone has the right to get a driver’s license or has the freedom of speech, but why on earth do some people have the right to wed and think that he or she has the right to tell somebody else that he or she does not have that same right. Gay marriage is not traditional, gay relationships are immoral, and marriage is for procreation....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive ]
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Suspects Need Their Miranda Rights - In criminal trials, a defendant’s confession often delivers evidence that is influential when it is the primary source of the prosecutor’s evidence. When a suspect is brought into police custody to obtain a confession or a statement, police officers are required to read the Miranda warning if they believe the confession will be used to convict the suspect. The constitutional basis for the Miranda warning and the conditions for a voluntary waiver of the Miranda rights were announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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America Needs the Patriot Act - Is the Patriot Act Unconstitutional. The Patriot Act was introduced in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. The Patriot Acts purpose is to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world. The Patriot Act Is meant to help stop terrorism by making it easier to get search warrants for suspected terrorists. The purpose of the Patriot Act is to enable law enforcement officials to track down and punish those responsible for the attacks on 9/11 and to protect against any similar attacks....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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America Needs the DREAM Act - Illegal immigration has been a constant topic of debate in politics. For years now, politicians have tried to create an immigration reform that will encompass all problems dealing with illegal immigration. According to an article in the Economist (2010), there are four major immigration problems that the country is trying to focus on solving; these are: securing of the nation’s borders in order to prevent more illegal immigration, expanding the number of high-skilled foreigners that America allows in and keeps, finding a way to ensure an adequate supply of “unskilled workers, perhaps through a guest-worker program”; and finding a solution for dealing with the 11 million illegal immigrants cu...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Deadbeat Dads are Not Criminals - Fathers every year in Washington go to jail for nothing more than being broke (Deadbeat). They are called “dead beat dads” by their peers, scorn by society, and treated as subclass citizens (THE, ASSOCIATED). This is a very grim reality that men of every age range face daily. Both men and women make the choices which result in babies. However, women are given a choice at every stage of the child’s development to adopt out, abort, or even use contraception (Why). Thus, men and women share equal responsibility in the acts that conceive children....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Fine Arts Classes Are Necessary - Fine arts classes benefit students and schools alike. Fine arts are needed courses, not just as electives but as core classes that promote learning and creativity in the lives of students. There are three different styles of learning: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Fine art provides an avenue for all of these learning styles to be utilized during one class period; therefore, all students are able to understand and benefit from the curriculum. In a normal academic setting all types of learning may not be used, so a percentage of the classroom will not understand the lessons as well as it could have if it had arts incorporated into the class....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1101 words
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Buying Local Foods is Better - Have you ever considered what is in the food you are feeding your children. Most foods that are bought at the neighborhood grocery stores are considered global foods which are packed with additives and chemicals making them far less nutritious than local produce from the community farmer‘s market. After much research, I have concluded that it is better to buy produce which is grown locally rather than produce which is sourced globally (from other countries). I think this is important because most people, like myself, buy global foods and do not realize how much better local foods are for the local economy, the global environment, and our personal nutrition....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Nationalism Is A Negative Entity - Nationalism has many definitions and is a universal entity that can be seen as malevolent or benevolent. Nationalism cannot be limited to one definition because there are far too many aspects of nationalism such as cultural, ethnic, civic, relationship to land, etc. Nationalism can be seen as a double-edged sword which can be used to protect and aid its people. However, this same sword is a weapon; and a weapon’s primary purpose is to inflict harm. Although this double-edged sword is recognized throughout the world, it has never been solely a positive force since its negative side is far more evident....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1018 words
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The Reality of America’s Immigration - Most people today are mistaken about what occurs inside the factories and farms that produce the food we eat. They believe that slavery ended long ago after the emancipation proclamation, but that is unfortunately wrong. Slavery, abuse, and threats are in fact still present today within our own industries. Most think that with machines in our factories, tiresome labor is minimized and that work has become a stroll in the park. While true in some cases for native-born workers, this is rarely the case for immigrants....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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The Manipulation of the Media - Watching the average American is a lot like watching Homer Simpson. There is an episode of the television show the Simpsons where someone, probably Bart places a Twinkie in the backyard. The Twinkie is rigged to electrocute anyone who touches it. Homer loves Twinkies and he just can’t resist them. So for the next several hours we hear a shocking noise followed by Homer’s trademark D'oh. Poor Homer is just not smart enough to keep from getting shocked over and over again. Perhaps the reason that Homer is one of America’s favorite stars aside from his outstanding acting ability is that we can relate to his predicament....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1069 words
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Media Influence Over Body Image - The media has had an increasingly destructive effect on young people who are becoming worryingly obsessed with their body image. The media is saturated in sexual imagery in which young people have to face every day. The sheer volume of sexual imagery in the media today has resulted in the vast majority of young people to become hooked on looking as near to perfection everyday by using the latest products and buying the latest fashions. This used to be enough but lately the next step to achieving perfection is cosmetic surgery....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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The Pitfalls of Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly more popular. However, many are unsatisfied with their results. Debra Dunn decided to have cosmetic surgery to fix a bump she had on her nose as a result of a childhood injury. After having two nose jobs and spending thousands of dollars, she was so dissatisfied with her results that she was embarrassed when she left the house and avoided mirrors. When she ventured out in public, she hid behind her hair. Although doctors tried convincing her that her nose was lovely and others would kill for a nose like hers, she greatly regretted ruining the face she was born with....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Abortion Should Be Illegal - Around the world many women are receiving abortions legally and illegally. I believe receiving abortions should be against the law, with the exception of rape and incest. Taking the life of an unborn human being is not only cruel but wrong. The decision of taking another human beings life should not lie in our hands. In every society whether it was legal or legal, abortions were used to control fertility. In the United States it was practiced legally until about 1880, by then most states had banned it except to save a woman's life....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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The Benefits of Yoga - Yoga has been around for centuries, but it has recently increased in popularity. Yoga originated in India and refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines. There are 5 major branches of yoga in the Hindu philosophy, they include: Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Hatha yoga (Yoga). Yoga goals vary and range from improving health to achieving Moksha (Yoga). “In the state of Moksha lies the ultimate peace, ultimate knowledge, and ultimate enlightenment. Paradise is believed to be a place of temporal attractions to be avoided by the seeker in order to pursue the ultimate goal of union/yoking with god through yoga.” (Moksha) After finding out a little more about yoga...   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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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 Lower the Working Age to 13 - I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked my parents for money for the movies or for the mall. Usually, they tell me to get a job or to be more responsible with the things I already have. The same thing is true for teens my age all around the world. What’s the solution, you may ask. One word, jobs. What would happen if the legal working age was changed from the average 16 years old to 13 years old.      Jobs won’t only support teens for the things they want, but it can help benefit for the things they need....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 609 words
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