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The Death Penalty: Cruel and Unusual - The death penalty is the most inhuman and crucial punishment. Even though it is not applied in every state, the death penalty is a very strong debate and argument within our own government. There are people who support it and those who are against it. The death penalty is a punishment to those who due to their actions and circumstances commit crimes. All people are all equal under the eyes of the law and those people in the end are still humans no matter the crimes they have committed. The death penalty is looked as a violation to the eighth amendment....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 1284 words
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Socialism is Possible and Can Work - Could socialism ever work. This is the question that has at least crossed the minds of hundreds of millions of the people around the globe, especially with credit crunch and recession that unfolded over the past few months. Variety of issues that have revolved around socialism as a concept, theory or an idea is not about its complexity or its difficult interpretation, but the fact that, to most people it sounds too good to be true. Many people having been through demoralizing systems of capitalism, having become convinced that nothing as good as socialism could ever happen in life- just like that without a possible catch somewhere (Colin, 2009, p....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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No More Antipsychotic Drugs for Children - Antipsychotic drugs are the new quick fix for mental illness in children, whether right or wrong. Doctors shouldn’t give children antipsychotic drugs at a young age, even though it may be the easy way out of dealing with these children. These drugs will make the victim lifeless and without character for a long time. Such drugs have caused major side effects which caused the child to have long-term issues, which they will face for the rest of their lives. In other words, antipsychotic drugs are gruesome for young children and therefore shouldn’t be used....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1310 words
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It's Time to Reduce America's Materialism - America is in desperate need of an ego deflation. With the cockiness of how people throw their money around and the arrogance in their divine belief that they deserve all of their luxuries - it will surely be the eloquent downfall of any dignity we think we possess. If that statement unnerved you, perhaps you might be willing to consider the prospect of change. This is where I propose endorsing a Buy Nothing Day. Quite literally what it sounds like, this day would be a 24 hour period where people are encouraged to ignore their impulses and not buy anything....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 838 words
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India and Pakistan: Dissent vs. Disagreement - Tensions between India and Pakistan, which have been increasing in recent years, are reaching an all-time high as nuclear technologies in both countries threaten safety and provide potential for direct nuclear war. For now, India and Pakistan are in a disagreement – but as time progresses, and their discord transforms into dissension, citizens are put at risk as both nations currently have the technology to utilize weapons of mass destruction. For now, the people are safe. But once this conflict reaches new heights and diminutive disagreements turn into dangerous dissent, devastation is inevitable....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 887 words
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What If Kayne West is Retarded? - In the article, “What If Kayne West is Retarded?” the author is ridiculing Kayne West and explaining how much of a complete imbecile he is. The author’s primary purpose of this article is to inform the intended audience on how moronic Kayne really is. The secondary purpose of this article is to entertain the audience. The article is broken down into four different sections explaining the various reasons why he is allegedly retarded. The tone is conversational and sarcastic. In this article, the sentence structure is simple, but some complex sentences are also used....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1318 words
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What is a Good Man? - What is a good man. A popular and often controversial topic amongst women, also a question that has various answers and opinions. A good man encompasses various qualities which may be broken down, but not limited too, three subjects: true love, confidence and strength as well as a sense of responsibility of words and/or actions. A man looks out for those around him whether it is woman, friend, or stranger. A man can speak to dogs. A man fantasizes that kung fu lives deep inside him somewhere. A man knows how to sneak a look at cleavage and doesn't care if he gets busted once in a while....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 791 words
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Extending Business Hours in Australia - In South Australia, the business hour is shorter than other places in Australia, such as Sydney and Melbourne. Some people states that the business hour is long enough to them in South Australia and extending business hour would raise social problems, such as social security and state budget. However extending business hour benefits a lot for South Australia. It can create more economic profits and is good for the whole society. The main argument against the extending business hours that is increasing trading hours will lead to many problems, such as social security and state budget....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 561 words
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Problems With the No-Serve List - News of a “no-serve” list in Madison is spreading like wildfire, and the feedback is very diverse. There are people who agree completely with this list and others who think this is just another burden to be put on people in the Madison area. Sure there are those chronic, problem-causing alcoholics that the Mayor and some Madison Aldermen are looking to punish, but is it punishing they really need. Or can this problem be solved some other way. This “no-serve” list was originally proposed by Mayor of Madison, Dave Cieslewicz, and Madison Alderman, Michael Schumacher....   [tags: Persuasive Paper] 679 words
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James Jarvis: A Changed Man - In 1930’s and 1940’s South Africa, many people suffered through traumatic events, whether it be a robbery, a loss of livelihood, a beating, or the ultimate tragedy, the loss of a loved one. In his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton makes sure that this is not left out of his true-to-life, albeit fictional, account of life in South Africa. James Jarvis is the recipient of this tragedy in the novel. His son, Arthur Jarvis, is murdered in his home by Absalom Kumalo during a botched robbery attempt....   [tags: fiction, persuasive] 711 words
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Sweatshops are Good for Everybody - There are two sides to the issue of using cheaper labor in other countries. Some can argue that using cheap labor in developing countries constitutes exploitation. In some extreme cases, this is potentially true. For example, by making empty promises time after time, diamond cartel De Beers has repeatedly taken advantage of the lack of governmental regulations and communication in African nations. It could be argued that the developing countries house factories that not only use cheap (though market rate for the area) labor, but unfairly exploit employees....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 726 words
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An Argument Against Breed-Specific Legislation - The term “breed-specific legislation” is not one that comes up often in day-to-day discussion for most people. Breed-specific legislation refers to all laws that seek to restrict or eliminate ownership of certain animal breeds, most often dog breeds. It was first conceived as a method of controlling and reducing animal cruelty, as well as mitigating the occurrence of dog-related human injuries and the illegal activities of dog-fighting and related crimes. Breed-specific legislation is distinct from animal control laws that restrict ownership of wild or demonstrably dangerous (those with a past history of unacceptable, aggressive behavior) animals, because breed-specific legislation makes a b...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Will Help America - Why is gay marriage such a big deal. Why are there so many people against it. Most of the time it is easy to presume where to draw the line when interfering with someone else’s rights. Simply, do not do it. Everyone has the right to get a driver’s license or has the freedom of speech, but why on earth do some people have the right to wed and think that he or she has the right to tell somebody else that he or she does not have that same right. Gay marriage is not traditional, gay relationships are immoral, and marriage is for procreation....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive ]
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Suspects Need Their Miranda Rights - In criminal trials, a defendant’s confession often delivers evidence that is influential when it is the primary source of the prosecutor’s evidence. When a suspect is brought into police custody to obtain a confession or a statement, police officers are required to read the Miranda warning if they believe the confession will be used to convict the suspect. The constitutional basis for the Miranda warning and the conditions for a voluntary waiver of the Miranda rights were announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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America Needs the Patriot Act - Is the Patriot Act Unconstitutional. The Patriot Act was introduced in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. The Patriot Acts purpose is to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world. The Patriot Act Is meant to help stop terrorism by making it easier to get search warrants for suspected terrorists. The purpose of the Patriot Act is to enable law enforcement officials to track down and punish those responsible for the attacks on 9/11 and to protect against any similar attacks....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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America Needs the DREAM Act - Illegal immigration has been a constant topic of debate in politics. For years now, politicians have tried to create an immigration reform that will encompass all problems dealing with illegal immigration. According to an article in the Economist (2010), there are four major immigration problems that the country is trying to focus on solving; these are: securing of the nation’s borders in order to prevent more illegal immigration, expanding the number of high-skilled foreigners that America allows in and keeps, finding a way to ensure an adequate supply of “unskilled workers, perhaps through a guest-worker program”; and finding a solution for dealing with the 11 million illegal immigrants cu...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Deadbeat Dads are Not Criminals - Fathers every year in Washington go to jail for nothing more than being broke (Deadbeat). They are called “dead beat dads” by their peers, scorn by society, and treated as subclass citizens (THE, ASSOCIATED). This is a very grim reality that men of every age range face daily. Both men and women make the choices which result in babies. However, women are given a choice at every stage of the child’s development to adopt out, abort, or even use contraception (Why). Thus, men and women share equal responsibility in the acts that conceive children....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Fine Arts Classes Are Necessary - Fine arts classes benefit students and schools alike. Fine arts are needed courses, not just as electives but as core classes that promote learning and creativity in the lives of students. There are three different styles of learning: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Fine art provides an avenue for all of these learning styles to be utilized during one class period; therefore, all students are able to understand and benefit from the curriculum. In a normal academic setting all types of learning may not be used, so a percentage of the classroom will not understand the lessons as well as it could have if it had arts incorporated into the class....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1101 words
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Buying Local Foods is Better - Have you ever considered what is in the food you are feeding your children. Most foods that are bought at the neighborhood grocery stores are considered global foods which are packed with additives and chemicals making them far less nutritious than local produce from the community farmer‘s market. After much research, I have concluded that it is better to buy produce which is grown locally rather than produce which is sourced globally (from other countries). I think this is important because most people, like myself, buy global foods and do not realize how much better local foods are for the local economy, the global environment, and our personal nutrition....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Nationalism Is A Negative Entity - Nationalism has many definitions and is a universal entity that can be seen as malevolent or benevolent. Nationalism cannot be limited to one definition because there are far too many aspects of nationalism such as cultural, ethnic, civic, relationship to land, etc. Nationalism can be seen as a double-edged sword which can be used to protect and aid its people. However, this same sword is a weapon; and a weapon’s primary purpose is to inflict harm. Although this double-edged sword is recognized throughout the world, it has never been solely a positive force since its negative side is far more evident....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1018 words
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The Reality of America’s Immigration - Most people today are mistaken about what occurs inside the factories and farms that produce the food we eat. They believe that slavery ended long ago after the emancipation proclamation, but that is unfortunately wrong. Slavery, abuse, and threats are in fact still present today within our own industries. Most think that with machines in our factories, tiresome labor is minimized and that work has become a stroll in the park. While true in some cases for native-born workers, this is rarely the case for immigrants....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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The Manipulation of the Media - Watching the average American is a lot like watching Homer Simpson. There is an episode of the television show the Simpsons where someone, probably Bart places a Twinkie in the backyard. The Twinkie is rigged to electrocute anyone who touches it. Homer loves Twinkies and he just can’t resist them. So for the next several hours we hear a shocking noise followed by Homer’s trademark D'oh. Poor Homer is just not smart enough to keep from getting shocked over and over again. Perhaps the reason that Homer is one of America’s favorite stars aside from his outstanding acting ability is that we can relate to his predicament....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1069 words
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Media Influence Over Body Image - The media has had an increasingly destructive effect on young people who are becoming worryingly obsessed with their body image. The media is saturated in sexual imagery in which young people have to face every day. The sheer volume of sexual imagery in the media today has resulted in the vast majority of young people to become hooked on looking as near to perfection everyday by using the latest products and buying the latest fashions. This used to be enough but lately the next step to achieving perfection is cosmetic surgery....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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The Pitfalls of Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly more popular. However, many are unsatisfied with their results. Debra Dunn decided to have cosmetic surgery to fix a bump she had on her nose as a result of a childhood injury. After having two nose jobs and spending thousands of dollars, she was so dissatisfied with her results that she was embarrassed when she left the house and avoided mirrors. When she ventured out in public, she hid behind her hair. Although doctors tried convincing her that her nose was lovely and others would kill for a nose like hers, she greatly regretted ruining the face she was born with....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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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] 974 words
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Benefits Of Keeping A Journal - Do you remember when your sister used to write in her diary and how curious you were on finding out what she wrote in it. If you didn’t have a sister – do you remember keeping your own diary hoping that your mom would not find it one day and read it. At a young age, we all learn to keep a diary or journal. In elementary school, we may have been required to write in a journal in class replying to a question asked by the teacher like “How was your weekend?” or “How was your break?” Simple questions were asked to help generate ideas in our young minds and help us write our own story....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Oppression of Women in India - Are women in India still considered inferior to men. Why is the boy looked upon as the bearer for the family and the girl child shunned. Why are women not given an equal chance of education in order to compete with men. I remember as a girl, growing up in India, my mother was always confined to the home. Her mandatory duties were to care for my brother and I, cook for the entire family, and assume all necessary duties that were expected in our home. She was never able to journey outside the household for any other reasons other than to fulfill her required duties of the home....   [tags: Persuasive, History] 955 words
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Abortion Should Be Illegal - Around the world many women are receiving abortions legally and illegally. I believe receiving abortions should be against the law, with the exception of rape and incest. Taking the life of an unborn human being is not only cruel but wrong. The decision of taking another human beings life should not lie in our hands. In every society whether it was legal or legal, abortions were used to control fertility. In the United States it was practiced legally until about 1880, by then most states had banned it except to save a woman's life....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Education Makes Life Better! - Acquiring education is one of the most critical aspects of a person’s life. It should be seen as vital as the air we breathe. The key to a healthy mind and a successful person is learning. “Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world” is a famous quote by Malcolm X. His quote reiterates that the competitive world makes it essential for us to have a proper education since it will serve as our weapon to conquer the world. Education will help a person grow as an individual because a highly knowledgeable person will have a better grip on handling any problem that comes his or her way....   [tags: educator, persuasive]
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Oral Communication in English - Introduction Malaysia is a one of the country multinational in Asia, with different cultured of languages were using. Communication is an essential part of our life live. Oral communication use for everyday with different people at different time .Therefore, English and various other ethic language such as Chinese and Tamil led to the nature of changes in the development of the English communication. The English language ‘could not help but be influenced by the several of other languages and developing into a number of varieties....   [tags: Persuasive, Informative] 1734 words
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The Legend of Kashmir - "Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashemere," wrote the Irish poet Thomas Moore in 1817, "with its roses the brightest that earth ever gave.” Kashmir, along with the region of Jammu, Ladakh and Gilgit forms the State of Jammu and Kashmir which is spread over an area of 222236 square kilometers. The state consists of three parts: Indian controlled Kashmir (IcK), Pakistan controlled Kashmir (PcK) and China controlled Kashmir (CcK). The geography of Kashmir is divided into three land masses: the foothill plains of Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and the mountains of Ladakh....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive] 1177 words
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The Cause of Kashmir - I often think why the people of Kashmir were denied their right of self determination. Why they were sold away like a commodity. Did they not possess the status of human beings. Were they not a part of the united India like other Muslims of India. When a rule of democracy and self determination was being followed by the people of every part of the country then, how it came to be unavailable for this part of India. Every one knows that the Muslims of India were not willing to live with biased Hindu majority because of their hypocritical character, pagan ideologies and no belief in the Day of Judgment....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1027 words
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The Benefits of Yoga - Yoga has been around for centuries, but it has recently increased in popularity. Yoga originated in India and refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines. There are 5 major branches of yoga in the Hindu philosophy, they include: Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Hatha yoga (Yoga). Yoga goals vary and range from improving health to achieving Moksha (Yoga). “In the state of Moksha lies the ultimate peace, ultimate knowledge, and ultimate enlightenment. Paradise is believed to be a place of temporal attractions to be avoided by the seeker in order to pursue the ultimate goal of union/yoking with god through yoga.” (Moksha) After finding out a little more about yoga...   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Smoking Cigarettes - Why Smoking is Hazardous Essay written by Ren M.Chu Hi I’m here today to tell you the dangers of smoking. Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death in our society. About one in five deaths in the US are results from using tobacco. About half all of smokers between of 35 and 69 die ahead of time the new smokers replace them. Smokers could be losing an average of 20 to 25 years of their life. Sometime I’m around an adult that smokes and when he smokes, it makes the house smell awful....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 538 words
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Computer Health - Computer Health Are computers really that healthy to families. Is technology healthy, period. Do computers and the Internet actually help men and women, moms and dads, children and teens, friends and relatives, young and old. Does it help finish work and give you more time, or has it destroyed your life. Computers are beneficial, but I think only in small doses. The Internet can be fun but it is also a nightmarish side to it, just like everything else in the world. You can find tons of stories on someone’s identity being stolen or teens meeting there on line friend horror stories and still no one listens....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1084 words
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The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal - The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal A sports team is vital to a large city such as Montreal. A sports team may have positive or negative impacts on a city. The team that will be focused on is the Montreal Canadiens. Despite the poor seasons that the team has recently endured, the Montreal Canadiens are still one of the most winningest franchises in all of sports. The team’s long history as a winning organization has made the city of Montreal reputable....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 2775 words
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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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Alcohol and Sexual Assault - It's Time to Stop Sex Bias - Alcohol and Sexual Assault - It's Time to Stop Sex Bias If we are serious about sexual assault, we should reject principles that perplex us when honestly applied to the problem. Some are now advising us to accept, as a guide to personal responsibility and the prevention of sexual assault, the intoxication principle: an intoxicated person cannot consent to sex. So should we accept it. If so, how shall we apply it to Jack and Jill, who had sex while both were intoxicated. According to this principle, neither Jack nor Jill consented to sex, which is perplexing about which, if either, has been assaulted....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 701 words
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Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented - Grazing Versus Ecosystem Conservation: Managed Grazing Techniques Must be Implemented One of the major issues confronting western America is that of environmental conservation and protection versus agricultural essentials and needs. This issue includes the environmentalists' fight against herbicides and pesticides, reservoirs for irrigation water, and livestock grazing on public land. The controversy that this essay confronts will be that of the desire to use public land for livestock grazing versus the importance of preserving the rangeland ecosystem....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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It's Time to Legalize Slots in the State of Maryland - The issue of legalizing slots and/or legalized gambling in the State of Maryland is a complex one, and one of great consequence to both the State’s residents, and the future of the State itself. Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich’s slots bill proposes that the State place a total of 15,500 slot machines or video poker machines in six different locations, three of which would be chosen from a pool of four Maryland racetracks. The racetracks that would be eligible to install slots or video poker machines are Laurel Park racecourse in Laurel, Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s county, a track that would be built at a later date in Allegheny county, and the Preakness Stakes host Pimlico in Balt...   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1803 words
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Abercrombie and Fitch and the Moral Degradation of America - Abercrombie and Fitch and the Moral Degradation of America This past month I made my last visit to the popular teenage/college student retail store Abercrombie and Fitch. Finishing up some back to school shopping, I was on a quest for jeans, and I knew the place to get them. My last two favorite pairs were from Abercrombie and Fitch, and I was planning on buying the same kind once again. Happy and relieved that I would not spend the afternoon ransacking the mall for one pair of jeans, I entered the store to the pulsating beat of techno dance music....   [tags: Agumentative Persuasive] 1912 words
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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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The University Should Extend the Add/Drop Period for Classes - The University Should Extend the Add/Drop Period for Classes If there is one thing I'm good at, it is shopping. I find the best deals, make the most out of every shopping trip and generally derive great pleasure from the process. Unfortunately, State College students are only given a very short time to shop for our courses and even less time to return our books to the bookstore for the classes we dropped. The more classes you attend and professors you meet, the more educated your final decision will be at the end of add/drop....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 709 words
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It's Time to Put an End to Child Labor - It's Time to Put an End to Child Labor People believe that child labor does not affect them, not realizing that the Persian rugs they put their feet on are made by suffering children in a dark, small room. They don’t realize the soccer balls that their children are kicking around outside are made by children themselves, who slave away for little or no pay at all. In 1999, ap-proximately 250 million children are employed or enslaved across the world for little or no money at all (Gay 23). Imagine how these child workers are depraved from experi-ences the joys of childhood....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1265 words
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It's Time to Lower the Working Age to 13 - I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked my parents for money for the movies or for the mall. Usually, they tell me to get a job or to be more responsible with the things I already have. The same thing is true for teens my age all around the world. What’s the solution, you may ask. One word, jobs. What would happen if the legal working age was changed from the average 16 years old to 13 years old.      Jobs won’t only support teens for the things they want, but it can help benefit for the things they need....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 609 words
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Christian Beliefs on the Beginning and End of Life - Christian Beliefs on the Beginning and End of Life All Christians believe that life is special to God and this means that all Christians have certain guidelines to follow about the beginning and end of life. Although this is true Christians are unpredictable and might change their beliefs in an unusual situation, such as, if the Christian would suffer devastating consequences of an act such as birth; the pregnant woman might consider abortion. Some Christians preach the word of god to many people, but is it being forced on them....   [tags: Religion, Persuasive] 324 words
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We All Be Careful With the Words We Use - Words are very powerful, and sometimes the words we use offend people. Freedom of speech is highly valued but what happens when your freedom becomes hurtful or disrespectful to someone else. There are so many different kinds of people and different things that offend each person. In this day where we are more inclined to say whatever we want, we see more and more offense being taken to the words that get said. It's hard to understand why certain words can be insulting to someone when it may not seem that way to you....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1026 words
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Argumentative Essay: Teachers Should Earn More Than Athletes - Why do teachers get paid so much less than sports players. A teacher mentors a child or teenager and gives them knowledge. A sports player plays a game in which they are good at and love to do. So why does a sports player live a dream life earning millions of dollars a year while a teacher is stuck living the middle class life. A teacher gives a student the gift of knowledge, teaching them day by day helping the student almost all the time. Giving the student the choice to do something great with their life....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 480 words
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It's Time to Declare English the Official Language - It's Time to Declare English the Official Language "In no way would having English as the official language intrude upon anyone's private life, business, or day-to-day living. Official English applies only to the conduct of government business." -S.I. Hayakawa America today is a melting pot of different societies. Everywhere, in every city and in every state, there are Germantowns, and Chinatowns, and Greektowns. America has certainly developed into one big multicultural society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1283 words
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Hate Speech Should Not Be Restricted at Universities - Throughout history, the United States Constitution has been put to the test over the issue of free speech. The First Amendment states, "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." Even though free speech is one of the core American values proudly embedded in each citizen, some poopAmericans find themselves torn between whether or not to limit the freedom of speech on behalf of hate speech....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 1349 words
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We Should Make Snow on the Mountain - We Should Make Snow on the Mountain The varying opinions on whether snow should be made on the Snowbowl Ski Mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona have grown to become a statewide debate. Snowbowl is one of the sacred mountains in the San Francisco Peaks that is very meaningful to the Native people. If snow were to be made on the mountain, it would interfere with the beliefs of many people. On the other hand, many Arizona residents rely on the ski area for its incoming business, recreation, and for providing jobs to many people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1075 words
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Gay Marriage is An Attack on Christianity - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or another," President Bush said (Hinojosa)....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 948 words
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Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports - Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports Sports are one of the great American pastimes, but the reality is that sports have encouraged a very distinct separation between males and females in the American society. The attitudes acquired through sports are learned on the field and breached into the real world to create conflict between the sexes. The issue of gender inequality goes far beyond the sports world, yet male dominated organizations form and support the sexes. With this separation of sexes we see the social and cultural strain on athletes participating in opposite gender sports, because society frowns on women participating in male dominated sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 933 words
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Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned - Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned The issues concerning human reproductive cloning are shrouded in controversy, perhaps overshadowing the true advantages of cloning technology. Therapeutic cloning, which is often misunderstood as reproductive cloning, is less controversial than the latter as it does not involve the creating of an individual being. Instead, vital stem cells are extracted from human embryos, in order to generate tissues and organs for transplant. The goal of this process is strictly to harvest stem cells, resulting in the creation of “cloned organs”, which can be used to treat heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1054 words
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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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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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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] 4446 words
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Become an Organ Donor‎ Today - As his family&#8217;s month-long vacation to Italy approached, seven year-old Nicholas Green became increasingly excited about the trip. The rosy-cheeked second grader devoured books on Roman history. He announced that Julius Caesar was his new hero. Nicholas showed great interest in the Greek and Roman myths that his mother, Maggie, read to him, particularly the one about Persephone. She was the young goddess kidnapped by the King of the Underworld but, because of her mothers grief allowed to return to earth for a few months each year....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1069 words
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Arguments for School Dress Codes - Ensuing President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address in January of 1996, more and more public schools are implementing dress codes and uniform policies in their schools. As a result, there has been an increase in legal controversies dealing with the issue. The reason that dress codes are not conclusively enforced is due to the application of the First Amendment to juveniles in the public school setting. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redr...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 810 words
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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] 1527 words
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Genetical Engineering is Wrong -      At one time, golden rice was just a wild idea that Ingo Potrykus thought up. Optimally, golden rice would improve the lives of millions of the poorest people in the world. The rice would contain beta-carotene which is the building block for vitamin A. However, imagining golden rice was one thing and bringing it into existence was another. He struggled for years with his colleagues to deal with the finicky growing habits of the rice they transplanted to a greenhouse near the foot hills of the Swiss Alps....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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