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Campus Hate Speech Should NOT Be Regulated

- In recent years, a rise in verbal abuse and violence directed at people of color, lesbians, and gay men, and other historically persecuted groups has plagued the United States. Among the settings of these expressions of intolerance are college and university campuses, where bias incidents have occurred sporadically since the mid-1980's. Outrage, indignation and demands for change are the responses to these incidents - understandably, given the lack of racial and social diversity among students, faculty and administrators on most campuses....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In School

- Have you ever heard of the gruesome Columbine High School massacre. This incident occurred on April 20th 1999 and involved two students embarking on a shooting rampage, killing twelve students, a teacher and wounding twenty three others. Unfortunately during this incident, the school's most easily accessible phone was on the other side of the school in the library. Perhaps some of these lives could have been saved if the students in this class had cell phones that they could've used to contact the authorities more quickly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Police Have Become the Criminals

- In our times, the police have become the criminals. Some police are using their power to do bad things, and society has come to fear police. The law enforcement system needs change. The courts have failed the police, and the police have turn to other means of justice. We must stop the corruption in the police force. I have respect for the police, and the job they do. Policemen are a selected few who do a dangerous job. Police have done many great things to help improve communities, help people during their off duty hours and stand strong in face of many fears....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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It's Time to Boycott College Classes

- College is hard, though not because we lack creature comforts or struggle to keep our bellies full. No, college is hard because it's so often an artificial environment. After four short years of learning, when reality intrudes on our life, we'll be left shaking cobwebs out of heads bleary from months of mind-numbing lectures and multiple choice exams. Personally, the end of college scares me. As a sophomore, I have a couple of years before having to face that beastly post-college cliche, real life....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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It's Time to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

- Imagine, if you will, that you are the title character in the book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes," a young Japanese girl suffering from the devastating "atom bomb sickness." Sadako was a vivacious eleven-year-old with dreams of becoming a track star. Sadly, that ended when doctors diagnosed her with leukemia, An atom bomb had been dropped over her hometown of Hiroshima during W.W. II, poisoning her with its radiation. Sadako's friend Chizuko tried to cheer her up by saying, "If a sick person folds 1000 paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her well again." Each day, Sadako folded as many cranes as she could and hung them from the ceiling....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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U Dont Need the "thug life"

- I grew up listening to the g's in my hood talk about the gang life. Now all my life, on tv, in school, etc. i always heard the same thing, the thing u hear all throughout this school "the gang life leads nowhere, ull regret it, dont start, and etc." but to hear a lot of the people in my neighborhood talk about the shit theyd done, and to see their tattoos, i always thought it was like the greatest thing. I come from a broken home, i dont know my dad, and my mom is never around, i was basically raised by my brother Giseppi, anyway, i am 19 now, and i joined a gang when i was about 13, it started off great, i mean i finally had a real family unit, some people that looked out for me, and i want...   [tags: argumentative essays]

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It's Time to Limit Animal Rights

- Looking into the steady gaze of my pet cat, I could easily imagine that she's experiencing the feline equivalent of boredom. It might then seem difficult to understand how she could be bored, since she has few restrictions placed on her daily activities. She can't destroy household items or family members, she must always use the litter box when performing certain bodily functions, and she can't go prowling in a few areas of the house for sanitary reasons. Overall, it's a liberal kitty-contract....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports

- Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports Sports are one of the great American pastimes, but the reality is that sports have encouraged a very distinct separation between males and females in the American society. The attitudes acquired through sports are learned on the field and breached into the real world to create conflict between the sexes. The issue of gender inequality goes far beyond the sports world, yet male dominated organizations form and support the sexes. With this separation of sexes we see the social and cultural strain on athletes participating in opposite gender sports, because society frowns on women participating in male dominated sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Men and Women: Equality in Sports

- Men and Women: Equality in Sports Many of the pre-existing women's sports organizations such as Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI), and American Basketball League (ABL) have been the casualties of male dominated sports structure. These organizations merged or dissolved as other male dominated institutions began to include women's competitive sports. The NCAA saw the potential for additional revenue as the AIAW grew. Rather than lose significant financial resources the NCAA insisted that its member institutions offer women championships....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Is Freedom of Speech Really Free?

- I sat in last period history class, my eyes fixed on the clock. “Twenty more minutes” I mumbled to myself, “twenty more minutes until freedom.” I was hardly engaged in the days discussion topic which was the current status of a post 9/11 world. I casually listened to the ideas of my classmates as I chewed my grape flavored bubble gum and doodled on my notebook, blowing bubbles and quietly popping them with my tongue in an attempt to pass the time. My teacher rambled on about how Saddam Heussein’s time to disarm is up and how Al Queda must be destroyed....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Permitting Abortion and Prohibiting Prenatal Harm

- There is a basic contradiction involved in permitting abortion while at the same time prohibiting prenatal harm. (1) This contradiction can be stated in personhood terms and in terms of the woman's rights. I'd like to elucidate that contradiction and examine three solutions which rise out of current literature; I'd like then to propose a somewhat new, fourth solution. The Contradiction Stated in terms of personhood, the contradiction is this: abortion is permitted or condoned because the fetus (2) is not a person, but prenatal harm is prohibited or condemned because the fetus is a person....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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America Benefits Greatly from Bilingual Education

- Everyone deserves the right to an education. Bilingual Education needs attention and needs to be taken seriously in this country. Technically, "bilingual education" means instruction in two languages. As commonly used, however, it refers to range of instruction provided to students who need to learn English. Services vary from classes in English, to a little help in the student's primary language, to most academic instruction in that primary language. It is designed to provide equal educational opportunity to students limited in English proficiency....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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America Benefits Greatly from Bilingual Education

- When I first started school, I remember how difficult it was for me to make the transition from Spanish to English. My Mom left me at the door of the school in the morning, but since I was placed in an English-only classroom, the next time I opened my mouth to speak to anyone was when she picked me up again that afternoon. I didn't know what anyone was saying around me, and to make matters worse, my teacher didn't speak a single word of Spanish. That day, like every other day, I came home crying because I felt like an outsider....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned

- Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned The issues concerning human reproductive cloning are shrouded in controversy, perhaps overshadowing the true advantages of cloning technology. Therapeutic cloning, which is often misunderstood as reproductive cloning, is less controversial than the latter as it does not involve the creating of an individual being. Instead, vital stem cells are extracted from human embryos, in order to generate tissues and organs for transplant. The goal of this process is strictly to harvest stem cells, resulting in the creation of “cloned organs”, which can be used to treat heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Rape is NOT the Victim's Fault

- The question is unthinkable given the conditions: “Did you ever have a sexually transmitted disease?” This is one of the first questions to which a rape victim must respond. In what way does her sexual history play any role in her case against a defendant. We have “double jeopardy” to protect people from unfair prosecution, but rape victims are repeatedly put on trial over and over for crimes perpetrated against them. Prosecutors are allowed to judge rape victims in a critical light, aggressively emphasizing many factors related to her personal life, her appearance, or her action just prior to the rape that she endured....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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America Needs an Alternative to Prison

- America Needs an Alternative to Prison America's prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime." It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell- block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him live by violence. They take the nonviolent offender and make him a hardened killer....   [tags: Argument Argumentative]

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Muhammad Ali Is NOT a Hero

- Muhammad Ali Is NOT a Hero To be a hero, someone could save others, respect their country, and care. The firefighters from the Fire Department of New York have all of these characteristics, even thought they aren't perfect. Everyday, they risk their lives to save others. They show their patriotism even on the trucks they drive through the cities. Most of all they don't just do it because it's their job; they do it because they care. Unlike the people at FDNY, Muhammad Ali is violent, separatist, and rude....   [tags: Sports Argumentative]

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NO Mandatory Community Service for Students!

- NO Mandatory Community Service for Students. Community service: What a wonderful opportunity for students. A chance for our younger citizens to learn responsibility, experience the satisfaction that comes with helping others and to acquire new skills. Right. Well, that depends who you're talking to. Slip the word "mandatory" behind community service, as school districts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and hundreds of others have done, and "opportunity" takes a new twist....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Negative Impact of Genetic Testing

- Although genetic testing can benefit society in numerous ways, such as the diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases and ancestry verification, it also has the precarious capability to become a tool in selecting a more favorable genetic makeup of an individuals and ultimately cloning humans. Genetic testing will depreciate our quality of life and may result in discrimination, invasion of privacy, and harmful gene therapy. In 1993 a pamphlet by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute was released heralding Gene Therapy....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Pros and Cons of Death Penalty

- The death penalty has been an issue of debate for several years. Whether or not we should murder murderer’s and basically commit the same crime that they are being killed for committing. People against the death penalty say that we should not use it because of that very reason. They also make claims that innocent people who were wrongly convicted could be killed. Other claims include it not working as a deterrent, it being morally wrong, and that it discriminates. Some even claim that it is cruel and unusual punishment....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Lack of Funding Of Sports Programs

- Lack of Funding Of Sports Programs      Lack of Funding in Sports Programs is causing schools and after school programs to drop sports all together. Sports is good in not only helping individuals cope with problems, but learn to interact with others and the importance of team work. Educational departments are cutting funding for these programs and this is hurting children for many reasons. This paper will help people understand how important sports are and what is being done with the money that is supposed to go to sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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An Argument for GMO's in Foods

- One of my favorite episodes of the television show, "The Simpsons", begins with Marge, the mother, serving her family a dinner of unusually large, genetically modified foods. Shortly after dinner is served, one of the potatoes eats a carrot. Although this example is comedic hyperbole, it is still an excellent illustration of the public perception of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as dangerous "Frankenfoods". This perception is out of touch with the reality of GMOs and runs contrary to a large body of scientific evidence that indicates that GMOs are safe for people and our environment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Abortion: Women Should have a Choice

- The issue of abortion is a controversial one; there are arguments on both sides of the debate. In 1973 the national case of Roe v. Wade, sparked political decisions that created a national right to abortion. Further, "Roe v. Wade declared that unborn children are not `persons' nor are they entitled to the same constitutional protection as `born children'" (Baird, Rosenbaum, 2001). However, Roe v. Wade did not end the debate, nor, did it stop both sides for continuing the fight for their individual beliefs....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Canada Should Sell Water to America

- Since more than 70% of the Earth is covered with water, one would assume that there is enough water for everyone. However, this statement would be incorrect. Only 3% of that water is considered usable and 2% of the usable water is locked in the polar ice caps. This leaves 1% of that water for the use of humans. Canada possesses a substantial amount of this water, while other countries are less fortunate. One of these countries is the United States of America, the biggest users of water in the world....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Why America's Veterans Should Be Honored

- America’s veterans should be honored because they have suffered through so many hardships that others could not and have not survived, and they did it for their country that they loved and still love today. I believe that veterans are our nation’s bravest citizens. I also harbor a special adoration for them because my brother is in the Army and he has already served one tour in Iraq, and is currently on his second at the age of nineteen. My family is either very lucky or very blessed because my brother has yet to be injured in active duty....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Downloading Music Should Be Made Legal

- Downloading All Music Should Be Made Legal In 1999, an 18-year-old college dropout named Shawn Fanning revolutionized the music industry with the program he invented called Napster. Napster was an internet program that made it possible for users to share music files for free. His product gained instant interest across America which brought an opposite response from the Music industry. In 2001, as expected, Napster was sued for copyright infringement by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and shut down at the peak of its success....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Time to End Affirmative Action

- The Time to End Affirmative Action Today we live in America in the 21st Century. We have witnessed dreams come true brought from our new science and technology. We have created engineering wonders and medical miracles that blur the line between life and death. It is truly a fantastic time and place to live and we are. However, in this "land of the free" and "home of the brave" that was founded on the premise set forth from our founding fathers in the birth cry of our nation, Declaration of Independence, that "All men are created equal", our legislation does not reflect that....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Problem With Overcrowded Classrooms

- "Amy, you are really getting great at memorizing you times tables," said Mrs. Field, my first grade math teacher, "here is your sticker, and I will put a star next to your name for finishing the 3's times table!" I loved receiving my stickers and I especially loved getting a star next to my name. These small acts made me feel so special, that I had really done something great. This is how I remember my teachers from kindergarten until the fourth grade. Every teacher I had was encouraging, loving, and supportive of each student that they taught....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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American Society Needs Affirmative Action

- American Society Needs Affirmative Action         Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. However, the debate over affirmative action has become ensnared in rhetoric that pits equality of opportunity against the equality of results. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative action raises while forgetting to scrutinize the system that has created the need for them....   [tags: argumentative persuasive]

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Internet Gambling and Its Effects

- In today’s society it is very rare to meet someone who does not own a computer and a smart phone. Most businesses, companies, stores, and organizations can be found on the Internet. Along with shopping, banking and research, entertainment is one of the major reasons for use of the Internet. Adding to the Internet’s growing popularity for entertainment purposes is online gambling. Around the world, the gambling industry is growing rapidly by way of casinos, and most recently, on the Internet. "Four years ago, there was one online gambling site; today it’s estimated there are between 300 and 400." To some, gambling on the net may just be an entertaining past time, but for many others it soon...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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You Should Volunteer to Tutor

- The need for tutors is overwhelming. Tutors help fill the gap between the teachers and the students. With so many students in each classroom, the teacher can't give each student the one-on-one attention that some students need. This is where tutors come in to play. Tutors have been a key instrument ineducation since as far back as the 1500's (Gordon 9). Tutoring is almost as old as educating children. Tutoring younger students is also still going strong in the twentieth century. Today it is more~important than ever due to the increase in students and low budgets that some schools have....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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It Pays to Be Bilingual

- It Pays to Be Bilingual Hoy en día es casi necesario ser bilingue si se desea tener éxito. Desde California a Washington, de Pensilvania a Florida, uno puede oír muchas personas hablando español. Los Latinos como una gran parte de la sociedad ya no es una cosa del pasado, pero una realidad. Los Hispano Parlantes no se centralizan solamente en las ciudades más grandes de Estados Unidos, sino en los pueblos pequeños también. Con una mirada de la población total en los Estados Unidos, unos trabajos típicos y el estudio afuera, se puede ver que ser bilingue, especialmente con inglés y español es un recurso con mucho valor....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Biological Weapons and Biological Warfare

- Biological Weapons and Biological Warfare Thesis: Biological Warfare is morally and inhumanely wrong, It is the wrongful killing of men, women, and children. It should be stopped no matter what the circumstances are. I. Introduction into the bad effects of biological warfare through some examples. a. Example of single affect of biological warfare b. Example of a country using Biological Warfare II. Definition of Biological Warfare a. Biological Warfare Agents i. Micro-Organisms ii. Toxins b....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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McDonaldization: The Dehumanization of Workers

- McDonaldization: The Dehumanization of Workers McDonaldization is becoming the new wave of job types where workers are being deskilled, dehumanized and exploited. Machines are taking over tasks which the employees used to do such as bank machines (interact). The McDonaldized jobs now instead of making the employee do all the work they have the customer working too, for example when the customer cleans up after eating. These jobs are becoming less interactive and personal because workers are becoming dehumanized and only allowed to follow a script, there is also the fact that fast food Company’s use drive through, where limited interaction occurs and are many restrictions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Fraud of Modern Psychiatry

- The Fraud of Modern Psychiatry The word "psychology" is the combination of two terms - study (ology) and soul (psyche), or mind. The derivation of the word from Latin gives it this clear and obvious meaning: The study of the soul or mind. This meaning has been altered over the years until today, this is not what the word means at all. The subject of psychology, as studied in colleges and universities, currently has very little to do with the mind, and absolutely nothing to do with the soul or spirit....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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American's Need More Vacation Time

- “I really need a vacation!” Is there a more common phrase in the workplace in America today. I’m sure all of us had uttered that phrase at least once in the last 12 months. Americans are so vacation-deprived, then why is it that almost a third of the American working adults are giving up some earned vacation this year, and when they do go on vacation they still do some work by checking in with office communications, according to a Harris Interactive vacation-related poll. The following table below indicates that the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Arguments for School Dress Codes

- Ensuing President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address in January of 1996, more and more public schools are implementing dress codes and uniform policies in their schools. As a result, there has been an increase in legal controversies dealing with the issue. The reason that dress codes are not conclusively enforced is due to the application of the First Amendment to juveniles in the public school setting. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redr...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Arguments for Legalizing Gay Marriages

- Homosexual Marriage Since 1971 when the first same sex couple Richard John Baker and James Michael McConnell applied for a marriage license and were denied in the Baker vs. Nelson ruling, America has been forced to debate whether homosexuals should be allowed to be married even though they are not the classical definition of a couple. There are many opinions about this subject from government officials, religious leaders and even the president of the United States. Homosexuals should be allowed to be married because they need to be treated fairly and equally....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools

- Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools Do you want equality among students in your child's school. Do you want less violence within your child's school. Would you like your daughter to concentrate more on her schoolwork and less on what name brand jeans she is wearing. All this is possible with mandatory uniform policies in public school districts. School uniforms may seem outdated for some people, but in many cases they can improve school spirit, attendance and student behavior. According to The Humanist magazine, former President Bill Clinton's 1996 State of the Union Address called for all 16,000 school districts in the country to adopt a uniform policy....   [tags: Papers Argumentative]

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Slavery is in the Past

- Imagine being out in the fields hunting with your father. It has been a long day and a spitted warthog hangs between you. All of a sudden you are ambushed. An enemy tribe attacks you and your father. You fight using your makeshift spear but are overwhelmed by the number of tribesmen. You are hit in the head with a rock and fall unconscious. When you wake you are being loaded into a great wooden monster. You cringe in fear as you and your fellow captives are herded into this great wooden beast. You scream in protest at the white men who have chained you but they just beat you on the head with their rifles....   [tags: Slavery Argumentative]

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West Memphis 3: Wrongfully Accused?

- West Memphis 3: Wrongfully Accused. On May 5th, 1993 three eight year old boys were reported missing in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys were found the next day, hog tied in a wooded area called “Robin Hood Hills”. After the case had been “thoroughly” investigated, the West Memphis Police announced on the news that they had found the murderers, pointing fingers at Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, three teenagers who were different from the norm in West Memphis, making it easy for them to be accused....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Foolishness of Ignoring Advice

- The Foolishness of Ignoring Advice In Disney’s the little Mermaid, King Triton gives fatherly advice to Ariel. He tells Ariel that she should love whomever she wants to, even if it is a human. .Ariel responds positively to her father, and happily takes his advice. In doing so, Ariel proves she has the intelligence and wisdom to accept her father’s guidance. In Disney’s the lion king, Zazu warns Simba not to play in the Elephant graveyard. Simba ignores this advice however, and plays there anyways....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Perversion of Religion

- I'm not a tremendously religious person. I don't attend religious services, I don't say prayers before bedtime (or much of any other time), I don't read a section of my holy book on a regular schedule... you get the picture. The closest I'd come to claiming a personal faith is to call myself a sort of armchair Daoist. And yet I find myself deeply offended by those who profane their own professed faith... the Jim Bakkers, Osama Bin Ladens, Paul Shanleys of the world. They seem like a special category of scum in the swirling pool of humanity....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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America Needs the Airbag

- The air bag has been the center of a nation-wide controversy for several decades. It’s high-powered potential for saving thousands of lives has made it one of the most effective safety devices of our time. However, as with any man-made technological device, the bag has it’s drawbacks. Its high-speed deployment can be potentially fatal to young children and small people. However, in our society, there is no such thing as a flawless technology. The air bag has already saved over four thousand lives to date....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Humans Should Explore Space

- The recent events regarding the NASA Mars probes have renewed the debate of reinstalling manned space missions with the objectives of exploring and landing on foreign worlds such as the moon and the red planet Mars, rather than the use of solely robotic craft and machines. It is my belief that we should return to the days of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, those of manned lunar landings and manned space exploration. Robots simply cannot and should not be allowed to be the sole means of visiting these worlds, nor should humans only be able to witness new findings second hand through the use of computers and machines....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Breast Implants in Teenagers

-      The trend for a number of young girls is to get breast augmentation. They think that by changing their bodies, they’re going to change their lives. They think they will be happy, and they will be completely satisfied with their implants. Their expectation is that their self-confidence will skyrocket, and they will be attractive girls. Many young girls get implants to make themselves stand out more and to have a great appearance, but there are many reasons that they should comprehend the long-term effect of surgery....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Reasons for Teen Violence

- Why do teens resort to violence. It is a question that has been asked a lot recently with the increase of school shootings and the unbelievable scene in Littleton, Colorado. There is a very simple answer to that question though. Teens resort to violence because they want attention. There are several factors that wear them down to the point where they feel violence is okay but when it comes down to it those who turn to violent acts do so for the attention it will bring them. Before I begin my argument though, I want to tell you how exactly I know what a teen mind goes through once its been pushed....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Football Fans are Morons

- Why the hell do so many people's lives revolve around some stupid football games played on a Sunday afternoon. I mean, do people actually enjoy watching a bunch of overgrown morons bang into each other for 3 hours. There are sometimes when I am amused by what happens in the game, but I can catch the highlights in five minutes on the news instead of wasting my hole freaking day. These morons (players) are getting paid millions of dollars to run around on a football field all day long. That's just the beginning of the money they make....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Government is a Myth

- Government is a Myth What is the state. The state is a concept. There is no physical person or object to which we can assign the label "government". Government is an idea. The physical manifestation of this idea is the network of people and institutions which enforce this idea upon the people. The state is a myth. The myth goes something like, "because people are incapable of making rational decisions, a small group of people must be given control over the decisions of everyone else." It is self-contradictory, and yet billions of people the world over have bought into this myth....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Arguments Against Legalized Euthanasia

- The way "a person goes through the process of dying and accepts death is closely related to the way the person's society and culture view the process. A person's family, cultural values, social and medical institutions are all factors that form part of the context in which individuals die" (Dickinson and Leming 13). In past years, death was an accepted and natural part of life. Unlike today, death was common to occur at home with family and friends present. Advances in health, medicine and medical technology, however, have reduced people's contact with death....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Abortion Should Remain Legal

- Why is abortion one of the most controversial issues in the United States. "Perhaps the most fundamental issue in the debate over abortion is deciding whether the fetus is, in fact, a human being. The key question is whether the fetus is a human life, one that is distinct from the woman in which it develops and one that deserves basic human rights," an author discusses in an article, "When Does Human Life Begin?" A woman's decision to have an abortion or continue her pregnancy is often very difficult....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Abortion: Every Woman's Right

- Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, known to some as murdering the foetus. There are many theories of the foetus being starved of oxygen or the womb being filled up with toxic gases, crushed up and extracted from the womb. This is all very well but remember that the foetus will not be older than 24 weeks and so cannot feel pain. If the foetus was brought in to the world unwanted, unloved and entering into a life of torture, is this not where the pain comes into it. is it not better that the child had passed away painlessly as an embryo in the mothers womb, rather than living a life if torture....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Gangster Rap vs Hip-Hop

- "Is gangster rap hip-hop. Sure. Does gangster rap involve talent. I think not." When people think of hip-hop music they think of violent rap that's talking about killing and raping. Not all hip-hop is like that though. It's not necessary to use obscenities or to speak of murder or drugs to be a good rapper. For some reason violence, sex, crime, and drugs are associated with rap. Rappers feel that they have to take on this gangster image in order to succeed. Not true. Violence is the main element of gangster rap....   [tags: Music, Argumentative]

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Why People Should Recycle

- Why People Should Recycle I am not a big earth first person but I do believe in recycling because I work at a local recycling center and I think recycling is a good thing. In fact I think everyone should recycle to make the earth a better place as a whole. A few good reasons why recycling is a good this is, the more people recycle, the less room is filled in landfills. Also, when people recycle they are reusing materials, therefore saving resources. Another good reason is that when you recycle often times you get paid back the C.R.V....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative]

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Eating Disorders

- Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior with either an extreme reduction or an extreme increase of food intake, which negatively affects the individual's mental and physical health. There are two main types of eating disorders – anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. There is a third category of eating disorders called “eating disorders not otherwise specified”. Binge eating disorder is categorized under this. Eating disorders mainly appear during adolescence and early adulthood and affect women and girls much more than males....   [tags: Persuasive, Argumentative]

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Cloning Regulations Needed

- "It's a busy morning in the cloning laboratory of the big-city hospital. As always, the list of patients seeking the lab's services is a long one--and, as always, it's a varied one. Over here are the Midwestern parents who have flown in specially to see if the lab can make them an exact copy of their six-year-old daughter, recently found to be suffering from leukemia so aggressive that only a bone marrow transplant can save her. . . . In nine months, the parents, who face the very likely prospect of losing the one daughter they have, could find themselves raising two of her--the second created expressively to keep the first alive" (Kluger p....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Student Financial Assistance

- Student Financial Assistance George W. Bush said education is “the great lifting mechanism of an egalitarian society.” He means, education is the great equalizer amongst individuals in a society established on equality. Unfortunately, access to education is not always as equal, nor are we living in an egalitarian society. In 1965, congress passed legislation, namely the Higher Education Act of 1965, in order to diminish the distance between students and the reality of higher education. Despite their seemingly positive intentions, the office of Student Financial Assistance has evolved into a very unpopular entity of the executive branch....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Abolishing Affirmative Action

- Affirmative action is a policy or a program of giving certain preferences to certain (usually under-represented) groups. This typically focuses on education, employment, government contracts, health care, or social welfare. There is much debate concerning claims that it fails to achieve its desired goal, and that it has unintended and undesirable side-effects. There are also claims that the practice is itself racist or sexist Affirmative action began as a corrective measure for governmental and social injustices against demographic groups that have been subjected to prejudice....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Military, Army and War - Military Down Sizing and the Fall of a Great Nation

- Military Down Sizing:  The Possible Fall of a Great Nation     America is one the most powerful nations in the world.  Being a strong nation includes having a strong military as well as economy.  As one can observe, the U. S. economy is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the military is being down sized, and if we do not do something about it, it will continue to be down sized until we have an armed force that will no longer be capable of protecting this great nation.  Not only will this down sizing affect our ability to protect ourselves, it will also cause a substantial loss in economic strength and power abroad.  Because military down sizing lessens our power abroad, opens the Unit...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Equal Rights Not Special Rights for Gays

- Gays: Seeking Equal Rights Not Special Rights On October 6, 1998 two men took Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, about a mile outside of Laramie Wyoming. These men took him out to a split-rail fence, tortured him, then tied him put onto the fence, and left him for death. He was found late the next day by two bikers, 18 hours after the attack. When the bikers first saw Matthew tied to the fence, they thought that Matthew was a scarecrow, but realized that it was a person. Matthew remained in a coma until October 12, then died at 12:53 a.m....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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The Dangerous Combination of the Media and the Weight-Loss Industry

- The Dangerous Combination of the Media and the Weight-Loss Industry   Abstract: Excessive use of diet pills by American women stems from the idea that thinness is ideal. This ideal is unlikely to change in the near future, so the use of diet pills and other unhealthy fat diets is likely to increase. If women remain unaware of the health risks associated with the use and abuse of these unregulated drugs, rates of illness and even death are also likely to increase. In 1997, the use of diet pills directly caused seventeen deaths (Cohen)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Alcohol and Drinking - America Must Lower the Drinking Age

- America Must Lower the Drinking Age In other countries around the world if you are under the age of 21 you can drink alcohol some countries don't even have an age limit, but in America you have to be 21 to buy alcohol. You can go to war and die for your country when you are 18, you can also vote, buy cigarettes, but you can't buy alcohol. One of the main causes of the drinking age being set to 21 was teenagers were getting into car accidents after getting drunk. I am not saying driving under the influence should be legal....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Public Schools and Education - It's Time for Education Reform

- It's Time for Education Reform My sentence is still being carried out and, as such, I am still gathering much damning evidence on the topic. Hopefully I will be able to compose a meaningful -- perhaps even persuasive -- critique of the system. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy and conformity to overcome. The education system is profoundly skewed and this is the second time I have experienced its most significant problem: placement and grading. Most educators place too much value on inflexible systems for identifying proper places for students and estimate their comprehension of the material; there are many factors that may aid or hinder a student's performance on such tests....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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Exemplification Essay: Three-Strikes Law is a Mindless Response to Crime

- In 1983, a young man named Michael was brought before a Pennsylvania court on a charge of armed robbery: he stole $50 from a taxi driver using a toy gun. A few days later he was arrested and was subsequently convicted. Although the trial judge sentenced Michael to 6 months in prison and required that he repay the $50, the prosecutor demanded the 5 year minimum sentence required by state law. The trial judge ruled the mandatory sentencing law unconstitutional, and Michael served his prison time and repaid the money....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Capital Punishment Essay: Benefits of the Death Penalty

- The Benefits of the Death Penalty Crime is everywhere. Wherever we look, we find criminals and crime. Criminals have become a part of our daily lives. Does this mean we let them be the darkness of our society. No, definitely not. Eliminating crime and criminals is our duty, and we cannot ignore it. Getting the rightly accused to a just punishment is very important. Some criminals commit a crime because they have no other option to survive, but some do it for fun. I do not advocate death penalty for everybody....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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The Missile Defense System of the United States

- The Missile Defense System of the United States Abstract      When Ronald Reagan was in the Presidency, he and his staff came up with the idea for a missile defense system that would defend the country in the event of a nuclear missile attack. This system was named "Star Wars" and the basic principal behind it was that it would be a shield that covered all fifty states. However, government officials soon realized that Reagan's defense system was impossible to build, so the program was dropped, but the idea to defend the country against a missile attack stuck around....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Media Essay - Advertisements for Body Enhancement Supplements

- Advertisements for Body Enhancement Supplements There is evidence that shows that at least one scientist reported 100 years ago that testosterone is the cause of masculine features in males. But 100 years ago this was yet to be proven. That is approximately how long the idea of a product which aids in the enhancement of mass and strength for people was around. However, when the actual development of the product came around, the advertisements designed to aid in the sales and production of the product left a lot to be desired compared to what is available....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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Weight-Loss and the Weight of the Media

- Weight-Loss and the Weight of the Media       The media bombards us with advertisements and articles about weight-loss supplements. We cannot turn on the television or radio without seeing or hearing an advertisement for Dexatrim, and we cannot flip through a magazine without seeing an advertisement or article about Metabolife. The manner in which different media sources treat weight-loss supplements greatly influences the public's perception of these products. This essay will examine a Newsweek article entitled "Mad about Metabolife," an advertisement for Hydroxycut from Mademoiselle, and a radio advertisement for Carbolife Gold to illustrate the manner in which the media presents the u...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Humor Should Replace Sex in Media Advertising

- Humor Should Replace Sex in Advertising     In today's society, we as consumers are exposed to media on a daily basis. Beginning the day with a glance at the daily newspaper and finishing the evening with a television program, the average person cannot escape the clutches of the media in its seemingly endless forms. Along with presenting objective information that includes local news, weather, and sports, a main function of modern media is advertising.   Two effective methods of catching the eyes of the consumer are the use of either sexual attraction or humor as a focal point of an advertisement....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Banning Harry Potter Impedes Upon Our Rights

- Banning Harry Potter Impedes Upon Our Rights Muggles, Quidditch, and Hermoine. Do any of these words look familiar to you. If you are over the age of 11 then probably not these three words come from the Harry Potter book series. Muggles are non-magic people, quidditch is a ball game, and Hermoine is a young wizard and one of the main characters of the Potter series. I know these things because I have had the chance to read these wonderfully imaginative books. I believe it is wrong for the government or literary groups to ban books because books are a way for children to learn to read and develop an imagination, censorship impedes on our first amendment rights, and there is...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Censorship]

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The Importance of Affirmative Action in America

- The Importance of Affirmative Action in America Affirmative action is a much debated topic based on the efforts of our government to overcome prejudicial treatment through inclusion. Affirmative action is a way of helping minorities in our country get jobs and avoid racial injustice. Many large companies have increased their employment of minorities after adopting these policies (Plous). Despite the efforts of affirmative action today, women still only earn 76 cents for every dollar earned by males....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Death Penalty: Capital Punishment and Violent Crime

- Capital Punishment and Violent Crime Hypothesis Most Americans are pro-death penalty, even though they don't really believe that it is an effective deterrent to violent crime. Those who are pro-death penalty will remain so, even if faced with the best arguments of anti-death penalty activists and told to assume the arguments were absolutely true. Violent crime Violent crime is a major problem in the United States. According to the ACLU, the violent crime rate rose sixty-one percent nationwide over the last two decades, making America one of the most dangerous countries in the industrialized world to live in....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Negative Effects of False Media Images

- The Negative Effects of False Media Images         Since the birth of communication, media has been used to convey information to those willing to absorb it. Beginning with publications and simple spoken words, and soaring to new heights in the twentieth century with radio, television, and the internet, media have been made accessible to people in every aspect of their daily lives. With such a strong hold on modern society, mass media have been able to shape popular culture and often influence public opinion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Persuasive Essay: Defend Your Choice

- Defend Your Choice Roe v. Wade: the Supreme Court case legalizing a woman's right to choose abortion has been around our entire lives. In 27 years, memories of back alley clinics have faded - the past is past, right. Wrong. It's too soon to start taking reproductive freedoms for granted. The next president will appoint two or three Supreme Court justices, potentially changing the Court's position on this pivotal case. George W. Bush supports the Republican call for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortions; do you think he, if elected, would appoint pro-choice justices....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Affirmative Action and Racial Tension

- Affirmative Action and Racial Tension   Affirmative action. What was its purpose in the first place, and do we really need it now. It began in an era when minorities were greatly under represented in universities and respectable professions. Unless one was racist, most agreed with the need of affirmative action in college admissions and in the workplace. Society needed an active law that enforced equality during a period when civil rights bills were only effective in ink. With so much of America¹s work force spawned from integrated schools now, some may question whether racism really is the problem anymore, and many college students might answer yes....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Genetic Engineering is NOT Ethical

- Abstract:  Recent developments in genomic research have enabled humans to manipulate the genes of living organisms with genetic engineering.  This poses a threat to nature's carefully balanced environment, since humans are constructing organisms that nature never intended to exist.  Furthermore, the United States government does not require that genetically altered foods be labeled as such.  Is this ethically responsible?  Should we continue with these scientific advances if we do not understand their consequences?  This paper analyzes the above questions....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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Affirmative Action and Collective Responsibility

- Affirmative Action and Collective Responsibility    It is not surprising that affirmative action is under attack: along with welfare, it benefits a section of society with very little political clout. It is a convenient place for the displaced anger of working-class white men who have seen their real wages decrease for the past thirty years. It stirs up feelings of racism that politicians are quick to publicly denounce but even quicker to exploit. There is, however, very little serious discussion about affirmative action underway; more often it is supplanted by buzzwords such as "quotas," "set-asides," and "reverse discrimination." A serious discussion of affirmative action must begin by...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Welfare and Social Responsibility

- Welfare and Social Responsibility   Welfare. Read that word to yourself and ask what popular images surround it. The first thing is probably women and children. This one is correct, because 97% of AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the federal "welfare" program) is made up of women and children. Young women. Not really-the average age of a mother receiving welfare is 29, and only 7.6% are under the age of 20. Is she black. Maybe, because the composition of the welfare roles is about the same percentage black and white....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Is Abortion a Right?

- We Americans cherish our rights. Since the Supreme Court's ruling in Row vs. Wade, a woman's right to have an abortion has become the law of the land. Once a right to do something has been established in this country, it becomes near impossible to take it away. Pro-choice advocates accuse their opponents, pro-life advocates, of wanting to take this right away from women. It is a strong argument, and no doubt true, but if the right to have an abortion is ever taken away in this country, it will come from the pro-choice left, and not from the pro-life right....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Evolution

- Evolution Evolution is a complex process by which the characteristics of living organisms change over many generations as traits are passed from one generation to the next. Many scientists agree on that concept. They have been trying to develop this theory over hundreds of years to make it reasonable and beliveable to people. But is evolution the reason that humans are on earth. People that are not quite religious and have little faith in God believe in evolution. Those who strongly stand by their beliefs supporting evolution, in my opinion, think they know enough about science and biology and all the complexities of the cell and the human being that they forgot who actually created all thi...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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