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Rachael Lynch-Daniels
Online Discussion 3/30/12
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:07pm
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Some topics that I am considering are: gay marriage, abortion, changing the drinking age to 18 again, and capital punishment. All of these topics have to sides to them, which fit the criteria of this assignment. Iím considering gay marriage because this topic has always interested me and I would like to learn about the main reasons why there are some laws that keep people who love each other from not being together. Abortion is one topic that always has a lot of debate over. I donít really know the specifics of abortion, the whole process I have never actually known what happens or what goes on in an abortion. This topic has so many sides too, which will make it easy to discuss it. The reason I am contemplating the topic of changing the drinking age is because this topic too always has multiple sides. I want to know why it was changed in the first place and am curious to know if it would ever go back to 18. The last topic, capital punishment, would be very interesting to learn about the history and what crimes set you on death row. The two sides that I think will go with gay marriage are obvious: that is okay and not okay. The reasons its okay is because if two people love each other and want to be together than they should be and the reasons it wouldnít be okay is because many people and even institutions think that marriage is to be between and man and a women not a women and another women or a man and another man. The two sides of abortion and that people believe that women have to right to choose for themselves whether to have the baby or abort it; where the other believe pro life, that women should not be legally allowed to kill a child once pregnant. The drinking age changes two sides would be: that people think adolescents are mature enough at 18 to legally drink and having this law only aids to the underage drinking problem. Other believes that it is healthier for a personís well-being and mind to have the drinking age at 21. Finally, capital punishmentís two sides are that it is unethical to kill another person and that God is the only begin allowed to determine ones life and death. The other is that people view it as a form of justice and that it is a form of closure almost.

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