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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- The right to use marijuana for optional medical treatment has been a long drawn out battle between the U.S. Federal Government and the people petitioning for its therapeutic uses. The history on the use of marijuana (also known as cannabis) has been a big deterrent on legalizing this type of drug today. The controversy stems from the medical and legal implications that the U.S. Federal Government has towards the use of marijuana. Others controversies are associated to petitions filed to re-classifying marijuana (a controlled substance) for optional medical treatment....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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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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The Problem with Genetic Enhancement

- In 1913 Teddy Roosevelt, who is considered to be one of the greatest US presidents to serve in office, wrote to the Department of Genetics, “Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind [...]. The problem cannot be met unless we give full consideration to the immense influence of heredity....” (Dykes, 2008, p. 1). What Teddy Roosevelt was referring to was the idea of enhancing the human population. Today genetic enhancement is paired specifically with technology, but throughout history genetic enhancement has been a very popular but controversial topic....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy

- The Problem of Teen Pregnancy Red and blue lights are flashing and the noise of the ambulance impels everyone to a point where they have to look outside and observe the situation, as if a mystical force was compelling them. From what they can see, the paramedic is holding a tiny hand telling her to hold on. As the stretcher rolls by, the onlookers notice a huge lump, or ball as a few may say, under the pallid cotton covers....   [tags: Argumentative, Pregnancy]

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Romantic Relationships During High School

- Are relationships in high school truly worth the potential heartache. Answers to this question vary, ranging from the enthusiastic “yes!” to the skeptical view of which cutting off one’s own third toe makes more sense to indifference. Yet, how can the value of a relationship be determined when the tumult of everyday teenage life may result in the potential loss or gain of a new relationship every week. One view may be relationships teenagers enter into are valuable practice for later in life, teaching those which engage in them how to interact with members of the opposite sex in a way which leads to marriage or family....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Death Penalty in the U.S

- In this paper I will argue for the moral permissibility of the death penalty and I am fairly confident that when the case for capital punishment is made properly, its appeal to logic and morality is compelling. The practice of the death penalty is no longer as wide-spread as it used to be throughout the world; in fact, though the death penalty was nearly universal in past societies, only 71 countries world-wide still officially permit the death penalty (www.infoplease.com); the U.S. being among them....   [tags: Argumentative Essay ]

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Homosexuality Is a Mental Illness

- Homosexuality Is a Mental Illness The history of gay or same sex marriages has been long in the whole world. Most of the western societies in the early time tolerated it. Astonishingly, they went to an extent of celebrating the same sex relationships and marriages. In ancient Rome, there are evidences of the same sex marriages but their proof is not clear. Same sex marriages can also be traced in medieval Europe and also the ancient Greece. There are also some other proofs of gay marriages among Africans Native Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The Mass Media Increases Violence

- As television and video games become more popular due to technology, so does the increase in violence. With the increase of technology more children are playing video games or watching television shows, rather than playing outside. As some television shows and video games provide an educational experience for younger children, most provide an act of violence. Sixty-six percent of children programs have violence associated with the television show (Hamilton 111). While most children television shows have the good vs....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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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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Ragged Dick, by Hoatio Alger

- Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a society where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed in life. No one looks at race or anything of that nature just solely on merit and no matter where you come from or what you go through you have the same opportunity as the next person. Merit is the quality of being particularly good or worth especially so as to deserve praise or reward. Well, this is the message that Horatio Alger gives to his readers that some people feel as though it’s a myth as oppose to others thinking it’s great guidelines or a great blueprint to success....   [tags: Argumentative, Dalton]

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Academic Success through Athletic Invlolvement

- In high school I was the most predictable student in the entire student body. When teachers would take roll, they could always count on one thing: me not being there. My grades were horrible. My accumulative grade point average was below 1.0. I had no interest in school and kept junkie friends. These so-called friends would often skip school and would pressure me to do drugs. I was already puffing away on cigarettes by the time my junior year rolled around, and my future looked pretty bleak. During my senior year, I decided it was time for a drastic change....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Unitary and Federal Goverment Systems

- Unitary and federal government systems operate on the principles of checks and balances and the separation of powers. Unitary systems control all local governments such as city, regional, provincial, and municipal. The president using unitary form of government “has the entire local governments, all military and police forces, all tax collection agencies, all fiscal agencies (banks), all health agencies, all prosecution agencies, all health and social welfare agencies, all natural resources agencies an labor while declaring war and national emergencies, use emergency and military powers during war, rebellion, revolution and terrorism” (Salvilla, 2006)....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative]

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The Positive Effects of Tobacco

- Everyday occurrences in our life become normal we don’t take a second glance. We are surrounded by smoking day to day everywhere we go even if we don’t smoke it affects us. It has been in our society for generations. Families have grown up with family members that smoke or even smoking themselves. Smoking is a large part of our society spending billions while boosting the economy with sales and ads; in the midst of so much negativity surrounding smoking which is it good or bad. We hear the negatives all the time but upsides to smoking are never discussed....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Advertising Distorts Perception of Self-image

- Men and women view themselves differently and both men and women are concerned about how others view them. This leads to both genders becoming increasingly conscientious of what they eat, how much they eat, and how often they should exercise. Often times both struggle with making these changes so they look for an easy way to see the results they desire. Advertising agencies have noticed this stigma and taken advantage of both sexes insecurities about self-image. This can be seen in the Hydroxycut ad from 2008, and the SuperPump 250 ad in 2010....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Prostitution Should NOT be Legal

- Prostitution is considered to be the oldest profession in the world. Many people support the idea of legalizing prostitution, while others do not. This controversial debate has been ongoing since the beginning of time. I desire to take a stand on the value of human worth, which is why I oppose the legalization of prostitution between consenting adults in our State. The structure of society is losing ground everyday by what some people view to be human rights. I understand the importance of having freedom to exercise our rights....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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The Media Causes Eating Disorders

- During your lifetime 250,000 people will die due to an eating disorder. Is this really the type of society we want to be a part of. One which causes people to die needlessly due to media influences which cause the augmentation of a detrimental body image. In the eyes of society emaciated celebrities are the embodiment of perfection. This media ideal of thinness presents society with an unrealistic body image and is projected through the means of television, commercials and magazines, causing women to replicate this ideal....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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Affirmative Action Programs are Racist

- All of my brothers, sisters and I had one high school teacher in common. We were all told the same thing. “Getting your high school diploma is important because without it you cannot become a trash collector for the city.” In her eyes, us being a trash man was a good thing because working for the city came with benefits. Not that people who work in the sanitation industry are under achievers, but when young minds are reaching for the stars, it is sobering to understand that certain people simply do not believe in you....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Math is the Universal Language

- Every semester throngs of incoming freshmen howl out their earsplitting lamentation: “This is so stupid. Why do I have to take algebra classes. I am not going to use any kind of math in my profession!” What these arriving freshmen do not understand is that math is a skill that is used every day in all professions in some form or another. Understanding and being able to function mathematically is a fundamental building block of a well-rounded education. However, disabilities related to math and numbers can hinder students who are affected....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Nuclear Power Plants are Safe

- Nuclear fission was discovered in the 1930s and, with that discovery it opened the doors to an exciting new field of energy production. When first discovered, it was so misunderstood that some children’s toys actually included live radioactive material. However, we learned from our mistakes and moved forward. Today, nuclear reactors that produce electricity for the populace are common in big cities, in some rural areas, but how safe are they really. This question is being brought up again by the events in Japan with the nuclear reactors there....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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College Athletes Should be Paid

- A running back slips through the line, breaks a couple tackles, and scampers down the sideline for a large gain. The point guard pulls up for a deep jump shot over his defender and nails it as the shot clock expires. Both of these descriptions can be used to describe either a college athlete or professional athlete. Both are participating in a sporting event in which fans will pack into the stadium or arena. Money is flowing into both the college and professional organization. This is where the similarities end....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Military Service Should Be Mandatory

- Most people have, at one point or another, considered what they were going to do with their lives. Whether a person would like to become an activist, an artisan or a business professional, the military has something for everyone. Finding a path in life is often filled with uncertainty and procrastination. The United States military is a path in itself, should one wish to retire from it; however, should a person wish to make their own path, there are benefits for that as well that can remove all doubt and curb procrastination....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

- The war on drugs is a movement of prohibition and military aid being undertaken by the United States government intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade (Bullington). In the year 2010 the U.S. government spent $15 billion on the war on drugs, at a rate of $500 per second. State and local governments spent another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before (Hardy)....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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Ethics in War Are Necessary

- War has always been, and will always be, a necessary action perpetrated by man. There are many reasons for war: rage, passion, greed, defense, and religion to name a few. When differences cannot be solved or compromised through mediation with an opposing party, war is the last remaining option. Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun wrote in fourteenth-century Spain, that “War is a universal and inevitable aspect of life, ordained by God to the same extent as the sky and the earth, the heat and the cold....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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The Military Draft is Unconstitutional

- There is a Time and a place for everything, for instance there were times when a militarized force wasn’t nearly large enough for an impending war as necessary to stand even that of a fighting chance towards victory. Our nation’s solution to this problem was creating the military draft, which most recently was used during the Vietnam War. The military draft, or Selective Service System, is Conscription, or in other words “forced labor demanded by some established authority” (Worddiq). “From 1948 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled through voluntary means.” (Landscaper) 2/3 of the American...   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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It's Time to Abolish Religion

- Can a society exist emancipated from religion. Will its foundations decay due to the absence of it, or will it flourish and achieve a new stratum of knowledge which will result in a peaceful co-existence. The word “religion” has its roots in the Latin word “religare” which means to bind together, or to connect; on the contrary I argue religion has been an apparatus of division, rather than achieving collectivism, thus doing much more harm than good. History represents the bloody warfare instigated and propagated in the name of religion; it is the antithesis of peace and unity....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana

- According to a report put out by the British Police Foundation in March 2000, cannabis has been shown to produce less harmful effects than its other legal counterparts such as alcohol and tobacco. This kind of information calls into sharper focus the question on the minds of many as to why such a plant that is not only less harmful than legal drugs but has significant health benefits has remained illegal. People all over the world, continue to be tendered prescription medication, which in many cases further complicate health issues with its myriad of side effects....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Camping: The Best Family Vacation

- While growing up for most family vacations my family and I would go camping in the woods. Camping is one of my all time favorite things to do. While camping, I love going on hikes and seeing the beauty of the world around us. I love the fresh air and smell of the pine trees. I love just sitting around a campfire at night, smelling the burning wood, staring at the bright fire with the darkness of the night all around up, looking up and seeing all the beautiful bright stars glowing in the dark night sky....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Criminals Deserve a Second Chance

- The Federal Government Should Pass Legislation Banning Employers from Asking About Criminal Convictions on Initial Job Applications When Daniel left prison two years ago he walked out of the doors with hope and optimism. He had completed all of the recovery programs that were available and attended his narcotic anonymous meetings religiously while incarcerated. He knew that with the help he had received and his “can do” attitude, he was certain to obtain employment and become a productive member of society....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Class Sizes Are Too Big

- Although everyone would agree that today’s children are the country’s future and education is an investment, the education industry has been short on funds for years. One would assume it would be the government’s top priority, but it is not. Along with stagnant teachers’ salaries and teachers’ furloughs one of the unfortunate outcomes of budget cuts isare larger class sizes. as a result the class should be smaller. When there class sizes that are too big a person has problems that effect students and the teachers and both the student and teacherhave problems....   [tags: Education, Argumentative]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- The American Dream promises us prosperity for all people. As children, we are told to own a home with a spouse, 2.5 kids, and a dog. This symbolizes social and economical status. However, with the recent economy down spirals, unemployment reports are almost being overshadowed by reports of foreclosures, while sweeping our so called “American Dreams” and ownership privileges right out of our front doors. It seems that in a crisis no one person wants to take the blame for the other. The government is blaming the lenders, the lenders are blaming the borrowers, and the borrowers are blaming both the government and the lenders....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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A Pro-Gay Marriage Argument

- In the United States today, the divorce rate is at 50% throughout the nation. With promiscuity on the rise, and the effects of the ever dropping economy, marriage is no longer a priority to some. Still to others, overlooking the fact that many no longer see marriage as crucial, they are determined to save what they consider constitutes the model for marriage. For years, marriage opportunities for homosexuals has been an ongoing debate, and it still continues today. Many critics of the ordeal pose the argument that the allowance of same-sex unions would single-handedly demolish the already fragile structure of marriage (Head)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative]

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Momework Must Be Banned.

- I stared at the row of C’s and D’s on my yellow report card for the third time, head shaking in disbelief. It couldn’t be. Not after a quarter of all-nighters bent over my desk. My teachers all said that my homework grades had added up before returning to the piles of unfinished grading on their own desks. My parents weren’t satisfied with my explanation, even when I pointed out that many of my friends suffered the same plight. Most kids and adults hate homework, whether they’re forced to do it, create it, or grade it....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Internet and Copyright Issues

- The emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web brought upon a medium of communication with a range of opportunities to the world. However, this medium is, in due course, subject to the control of a few major companies. The enigma of expression and free speech on the internet is the central concern of the debated concept of network neutrality. Net neutrality is the idea of equal access to information for users and the concept pertaining ISP’s and their control over access to content (Weitzner 78)....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Political Compromise in America

- In America’s past we struggled with polarization in government from before it was even officially born. We note hours upon hours of deliberation that nearly tore the fledgling America apart before it even began over the single issue of representation. While today we are greatly thankful for what the framers produced, wouldn’t it have been much more efficient had the framers simply compromised from the beginning. If we as Americans emphasize compromise and bipartisanship in our own political voting agenda, we would find ourselves with a far more productive and efficient government....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth

- During the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt coined the term “muckraker” to characterize journalists that he believed overdid themselves when researching a story, comparing them to someone stirring up the mud at the bottom of a pond. However, while Roosevelt created the nickname, he also used the muckrakers’ influence to directly appeal to the American people. Journalists who are considered muckrakers do not go too far in the pursuit of their stories because they are using their positions to expose the ills of the government, big business, and society; it is beneficial to the American people....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative]

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America Should Emulate China

- The green revolution. It is no longer just a nostalgic dream of the small amount of supporters, but it is now a necessary step the United States, and the rest of the world, must take in order to stabilize the economy and to furthermore save our natural resource of crude oil. The American dependence on oil is a threat to the economy and also a threat to the security of our nation. Importing crude oil creates a transfer of wealth from oil consumers to oil producers. Due to the fact that the United States has used most of its crude oil supply, we, as a nation, import most all of our crude oil, from Canada and the rest from the Middle East....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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The Disadvantages of Technology

- Many companies wants us to believe that the newest technology gadgets and gizmos will make us happier, but will they. With the advent of modern technology the world is provided with conveniences intended to make life easier. However, with careful scrutiny one can assess that these expedient products and services actually pose new problems. This insight makes clear that conveniences aren’t so beneficial after all. We can note this elucidation in examining the disadvantages of fast-food, automatic teller machines (ATM), and dishwashers....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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McDonald’s: Just Say No

- “Buda-bup-bup-bup, I’m Lovin’ It!” Once you hear this noise: hide. All too commonly, Americans have traded in their beloved home cooking for the fast-food restaurant called McDonald’s; partly because of its swift delivery, but mainly because they are everywhere. In the small town of Claremore, Oklahoma (with a population of only 18,000), there are two: the convenient café and the “Oh my gosh they screwed it up again!” eatery. These tantalizing restaurants are illustrious for their massive amounts of calories and fat in each addicting bite, and have been serving the now-suspecting public for 71 years....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Reinstating the Military Draft

- When you enjoy the freedoms you have living in the United States, you can thank those men and women who serve in the armed forces. But in recent years, our armed forces have seen a decline in enlistments, which has reignited and old debate. Should we reinstate the Military Draft. This one question has sparked a debate nationwide, between friends, family, and even perfect strangers. Reinstating the draft is just one way to ensure people can continue to enjoy those freedoms the armed forces have fought for over the years....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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School Newspapers Need Censorship

- Free speech and free press under the constitution are vital components of the democratic process in America. As a general statement, the guarantee of freedom of expression applies the same to every citizen and includes people of any color, age, race, religion, or other distinguishing factors Private elementary, high schools, and colleges are exempt from violations of student rights because they are at liberty to set their own standards. Generally speaking, public elementary, high schools, and colleges are covered by the first amendment....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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Detrimental Affects of Affirmative Action

- Detrimental Affects of Affirmative Action Beginning in the 1960's several government programs were introduced in order to ensure equality in the job market. However, these programs accomplished the exact opposite by judging potential employees by their race and gender and excluding possibly more qualified persons. This is not the plight of women or African-Americans, but that of the white male. Affirmative Action is not only an ineffective method for compensating for past disadvantages, but also widens the racial and gender gaps in today’s society....   [tags: Argumentaive]

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Arumentative Techniqies in Please Remove Your Shoes

- Please Remove Your Shoes is a documentary revealing about the governments breaking their promises and the real cost of America’s airport security. Also, it’s a personal experience of Federal Air Marshals, Red Team Leaders, and screening supervisors, in addition to testimony from Congressional hearings and high ranking Federal Law Enforcement. Troubled by the realization that of the ballooning size and influence of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has failed to make air travel safer than it was before the tragic of 9/11....   [tags: safety, freeloading, emotion]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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