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Blackburn Warner
Re: 11/4 Discussion
Fri Nov 4, 2011 12:45pm
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I think this argument paper will be the hardest out of all the papers to write. I want to be sure to pick a topic that will allow me to go into enough depth to get at least four pages out of it and can explain every part of the argument. I am not a very vocal person when it comes to my opinions on many of the issues we are faced with today. This makes it a little harder to find a topic because there arenít very many things I am informed about and feel strongly enough about to convince someone that my side is the side to be on.
There are a few things that I am passionate about but I am not sure if they are good topics for this assignment. One thing I feel strongly about is the United States Military. It makes me mad when I see that people are not treating our troops the way they should be treated. Even if you do not support the war or the government, everyone should at least support the troops over seas risking their lives for us. The worst part about people not supporting the troops is the groups of people that wait outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and protest when the family and friends are mourning. I wish I could explain to those people that if it werenít for the military, they wouldnít have the ability to protest anything like they do.
Another topic that I am interested in has to do with professional sports. I either want to write about the NBA lockout or argue that professional athletes arenít over paid like a lot of people say they are. I feel like the NBA lockout shouldnít be taking place because the only problem is that people are being too selfish to have a season. The owners want 50% of the income related to basketball and the players only want to give them 48%. Considering that this whole ordeal is about 2%, it is ridiculous. If they cant agree on something, they should give the 2% to charity and get on with playing basketball because that is the point of the league anyway. I donít think pro athletes are paid too much because there is so much money in professional sports that they can afford to pay their athletes like they do. As long as there is money for the athletes, they should be paid as much as they can be, just like any other job.


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