Debate Topics

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My topic for the debate is the con side of abortion. I have the side I believe in for the debate, so I don’t know if that is a good thing or not. Abortion is a very controversial topic that many people have a strong opinion about. I know that abortion is not legal in all states. It also isn’t legal to have an abortion anywhere if it is passed a certain time that you have been pregnant. Many people also consider abortion as a very large problem because they believe you are killing a baby. When I research the cons of abortion there were many. One of which was that it has been proven that the fetus can feel the pain when this is happening. It also can be very dangerous for the mother. Some people also believe that the fetus’ are humans and are alive so they have human rights so being killed is not considered right. Abortions also decrease the number of babies that are available for adoption. I plan to argue abortion as a con logically with facts and data that help support my cause. Ethically, I am going to have to debate more in an emotional way. This is definitely more of an emotional topic for most, so in order to argue this, I need to use facts and emotion to argue my topic. The emotions you can bring in can be kind of depressing because essentially you are arguing that you should not be allowed to kill a fetus if you do not want to be pregnant and have it. I definitely need to do more research and really make sure I know what I am talking about because it can be really easy to get off topic. It can also be easy to be so worried about the emotional side of the argument that I am not really considering the main issue and argument. It will be important to make sure I talk about the actual facts and other downsides to the con of abortion because it will be very difficult to win with just emotion.

Current Issues

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A big issue that could easily be debated is the legalization of marijuana. Many states have already legalized recreational marijuana, and many more are debating whether they should. People that are for legalization of marijuana argue that it isn’t addicting and that it is not any worse than alcohol. They also can argue that it would be good for the economy. People against the legalization of marijuana say that it is worse than alcohol and is a gateway drug. It is more difficult to measure how much it has affected you. My personal opinion is that I do not think that it should be legalized. It is proven that the marijuana and alcohol are very very similar but the one major difference that I think is a pretty big issue is that marijuana stays in your system for much longer than alcohol and it also does kill brain cells which alcohol does not. Now that 2019 has started school has hardly crossed my mind. It is definitely going to take some time to get back into the swing of things. I don’t really think there is much I need to change when it comes to school. I did pretty well last year so why switch it up. I really just need to not procrastinate as much. I can do that by not waiting until the night before something is due to complete it. I need to start starting things in advance and being on top of things. I could start by reading my books for IR. I am not very far in either of my books so I need to read like 20 pages every night and I will be fine. I think that sleep and basketball would prevent me from being completely on top of things. I always get my work done but I just do not do it in an organized manner. I get so tired that I put things off which is not smart because I am always tired. This school year I just need to stay focused and get my work done on time and make sure that it is done well.