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jacob thomas
4/13 discussion
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:24pm
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For my issue paper I have decided to make my topic the death penalty. It took me a while to make up my mind on what I wanted to write about. I was stuck between the abortion and the death penalty. Then I did a little research on the two topics and I found it easier to find information on the death penalty. There are a lot of court cases and things on the death penalty that I couldnít find on abortion. I believe that I will be able to use these sources to my advantage while writing this paper. I am hoping that this will make it a lot easier on me in the long run. It is obvious that the death penalty is very controversial, people have many believes on the topic and do not refrain from speaking their mind. I think this fact will make it easy to find sources to use for my paper. The two sides that I was going to argue in my paper were pretty obvious, the side that agrees with the death penalty that argues that equal punishment, which will be easy to back up. I think that most of these believers will be people that have been in the bad side of a situation, like having a family member killed or something like that. The other side will be the more religious side that believes that nobody should be killed for any reason. This side might be a little harder to back up but I am sure that there will be a lot of information on it as well. I am going to try my best to make my argument for both sides as equal as possible. As I think about what I might have a problem with while writing this paper I believe that making both arguments equal will be the hardest. I also think that find reliable sources that are not too biased will be hard as well. I can see some sources being very bias because it is such a touchy subject. I understand that people feel very strongly about this topic which is why I am kind of excited to write about it to see exactly what people are saying about it.

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