Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics

101 Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics

Whether you are a student in need of a persuasive essay topic, or a teacher looking to assign a persuasive essay, this list of 101 persuasive essay topics is a great resource. I taxed my brain to create this huge list of persuasive essay topics relevant to today’s society, but I believe it was worth the effort. Additionally, any of these topics could be applied to a persuasive speech project as well. I appreciate any and all comments or feedback. Thank you for visiting!

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  1. Should students be allowed to have phones in elementary and high schools?
  2. Should students have to wear uniforms?
  3. Should college athletes be paid for playing?
  4. Should the elderly receive free bus rides?
  5. Should state colleges be free to attend?
  6. Should all American citizens have to complete a year of community service?
  7. Should students be required to take Spanish classes?
  8. Should marijuana be legal for medicinal purposes?
  9. Should the voting age be lowered to thirteen?
  10. Should the driving age be raised to twenty-one?
  11. Should students be paid for having good grades?
  12. Should illegal immigrants be allowed to get drivers licenses?
  13. Should not wearing a seat-belt be illegal?
  14. Should student’s textbooks be replaced by notebook computers or tablets?
  15. Should students have to pass a basic skills test to graduate high school?
  16. Should schools raise money by selling candy and sugary soft drinks to students?
  17. Should schools serve french-fries and fried potato products to students at lunch?
  18. Should students’ grades in gym affect their grade point averages?
  19. Should girls be allowed to play on boys sports teams?
  20. Should teens be able to buy violent video games?
  21. Should boys and girls be in separate classes?
  22. Should teenage girls be allowed to get birth control without the permission of their parents?
  23. Should our country have free health care?
  24. Should immigration laws be reformed?
  25. Should the federal government recognize civil unions?
  26. Should people who download music and movies illegally be punished?
  27. Should school athletes have to be on the honor roll to play in games?
  28. Should music with curse words be allowed at school dances?
  29. Should public schools begin the day with a silent prayer time?
  30. Should students be able to listen to music on headphones during study hall?
  31. Should schools offer fast food options like McDonald’s or Taco Bell?
  32. Should smoking be allowed at parks and other outdoor public venues?
  33. Should cities offer free public Wi-Fi?
  34. Should the government place a tax on junk food and fatty snacks?
  35. Should the 2nd amendment give citizens the right to own assault weaponry?
  36. Should people traveling in airplanes have to undergo intensive security screenings?
  37. Should genetically modified foods be sold with a warning label?
  38. Should teachers have to pass a basic skills test every ten years to renew their certification?
  39. Should people be allowed to keep exotic animals like chimpanzees or tigers?
  40. Should people be allowed to keep pit-bull dogs?
  41. Should the city offer a bike sharing program?
  42. Should there be an ordinance citing people who fail to recycle $50?
  43. Should there be an ordinance citing people who play music too loudly $50?
  44. Should prostitution be legalized and regulated by the government?
  45. Should celebrities who break the law face stricter penalties?
  46. Should the government increase spending on the space program?
  47. Should larger passengers have to pay for two plane or movie theater tickets?
  48. Should children have to use booster seats in cars?
  49. Should people have to get a license to become parents?
  50. Should there be tougher federal restrictions for content on the internet?
  51. Should people be allowed to curse on daytime television?
  52. Should owners be legally accountable for clearing snow from sidewalks on their property?
  53. Should sexual education be taught in public schools?
  54. Should students be able to get free condoms at school?
  55. Should students who commit cyber-bullying be suspended from school?
  56. Should corporations be allowed to advertise in schools?
  57. Should students be allowed to eat during class?
  58. Should more be done to protect and preserve endangered animals?
  59. Is it appropriate for students and teachers to be friends on Facebook?
  60. Should students have open campus lunch periods?
  61. Should abortions be legal?
  62. Should abortions be legal in cases of rape and incest?
  63. Should the death penalty be used to punish violent criminals?
  64. Should students learn about world religions in public schools?
  65. Should schools start later in the morning?
  66. Should the USA end overseas military operations?
  67. Should politicians be allowed to accept campaign contributions from corporate lobbyists?
  68. Should people with terminal illnesses have the right to doctor assisted suicides?
  69. Should Puerto Rico become a state?
  70. Should stem cell researchers be able to use stem cells from aborted babies to cure diseases?
  71. Should school athletes have to take drug tests?
  72. Should professional athletes have to take drug tests?
  73. Should America convert to the metric system?
  74. Should high school students have to complete community service hours to graduate?
  75. Should teens over 13 years of age be allowed into R rated movies?
  76. Should state tests be given in other languages for ESL students?
  77. Should scientists be allowed to test products intended for human use on animals?
  78. Should unhealthy fast food products be sold with a warning label?
  79. Should there be a tariff or tax on products manufactured outside of the country?
  80. Should students or teachers receive money for scoring well on standardized tests?
  81. Should everyone under the age of 17 have a 9:00 PM curfew?
  82. Should schools with low scores on standardized tests be closed?
  83. Should minors be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in their homes with their parents’ consent?
  84. Should students be allowed to drop out before they turn 18 years old?
  85. Should alcohol manufacturers be allowed to advertise on television?
  86. Should students as young as fourteen be allowed to hold jobs?
  87. Should American families have a two child max rule to limit population growth?
  88. Should children younger than thirteen be allowed to watch MTV or music videos?
  89. Should people who are caught driving drunk lose their licenses for a year?
  90. Should students who fail their classes be retained and have to repeat the grade?
  91. Should large businesses and corporations be required to employ a number of minorities proportionate to the population?
  92. Should female construction workers earn the same wages as males?
  93. Should children in temporary living situations with a 3.0 GPA earn free college tuition?
  94. Should gambling and sports-betting be illegal or should the government regulate it?
  95. Should children who commit violent crimes be tried as adults?
  96. Should the government be allowed to detain suspected terrorists without trial?
  97. Should the government censor internet content deemed inappropriate?
  98. Should teachers have to wear uniforms or have a dress code?
  99. Should teachers be allowed to have cell phones in the classroom?
  100. Should the state execute dogs that have bitten someone?
  101. Should talking on a phone without a hands-free device while driving be illegal?

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  1. randomguy

     /  January 7, 2013

    Did you know the Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth.

  2. Ariana Capellan

     /  January 5, 2013

    Listen people! If you believe in science, you don’t have to eliminate God from your beliefs as well. If you believe in God, you shouldn’t eliminate science. Science is a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general life and laws. Look it up people! Humans created science, based on facts we’ve discovered and explored throughout the years of our existence. However, it is possible for any of these facts to be proven wrong in someway because part of science is knowing that anything is possible. God is a faith choice, and faith is a calculated guess , just like science is. It is possible to believe in both. Some people believe that the world was created from The Big Band Theory, a box of junk that exploded and created earth.
    Well, isn’t it possible that God made junk inside the box? Or he created the things that had created the stuff that created the junk inside such box? This is what some people misunderstand. God made the first seed to the first tree by making the thing that made the seed in the first place. With this religious theory, science comes into play. Therefore, making this theory not only religious, but scientific as well. It isn’t that the Bible is all made up or conceived. If you’ve done your research, you would know that there are actual facts discovered by scientist, that support the Bible and that support the “miracles” and occurrences in the Bible. What you have probably never thought of is that maybe God is the best scientist of them all and that he created the world in a way that it would make sense using a hypothesis.

    Thank you for reading this. =]

    ~ARIANA, 12 yrs old

    • loro

       /  January 11, 2013


      I am utterly impressed with your essay! You were positive, logical, and very persuasive! Reading your comment made me smile! Way to go girl!

    • mustafa

       /  February 1, 2013

      thank you very much for this comment

  3. Edward

     /  January 3, 2013

    I don’t think the schools should give condoms ( number54 ) It encourages unmarried sexual activity.

  4. Katelyn

     /  January 2, 2013

    some of these ideas are a little harsh

  5. rezanad

     /  December 21, 2012

    loveeee. <3

  6. ophelia9280

     /  December 15, 2012

    Well, if religion should be taught at school, then they should go over all the religions. Not just christianity. I’m a christian myself but I’m kinda open with ideas such as other religions. People should be allowed to believe in whatever they want to. Christians shouldn’t try to convert everyone in this world. When I go out the streets and church members talk about God, even if I’m a christian, its sooo annoying.

    • Random smarta

       /  January 13, 2013

      Sincere thanks and empathy, coming from someone with a Jewish family (not religious). I love learning about other religions, and I think exposure can be maturing for students who otherwise might be ignorant, I just don’t want to be converted >.<.

  7. HelpMePlease

     /  December 13, 2012

    Nevermind! I finally decided to do my essay over Kleptomania.
    “Should people with Kleptomania be charged with theft?”
    lol. Bye! 😀

  8. HelpMePlease

     /  December 13, 2012

    So I am supposed to write a persuasive essay for finals and I thought about doing one over abortion and how its okay, but I keep getting judged, even by my parents, and I was wondering if you had any more ideas for a persuasive essay.
    Thank you in advance. 😀

  9. hello world

  10. jesse

     /  December 5, 2012

    Look im in high school and when i see some kid praying i go to him and i pray with him! If you think its wrong to pray or believe in God at school then i really don’t care because that’s between you and God, but i think it’s wrong that they teach evolution in school! Evolution is wrong and hasn’t and won’t ever be proved right. Even though evolution is a theory, schools around the globe teach it as a fact. So if your a non-believer and you have a problem with kids “shoving” it down your throats than try being a believer and having that crap put in your head! It’s stupid! I have to listen to it everyday and whats worse is the teacher that teaches me it, is a very religious person!

  11. Feliza

     /  November 29, 2012

    i pray to those people out there who do not believe, and i hope that they eventually will believe in God by the time they come face-to-face with GOD on JUDGEMENT DAY it will be TOO LATE to believe and they will be sent into the fire…just sayin.

    • Feliza

       /  November 29, 2012

      BELIEVE AND OBEY!…we cant just believe because the demons believed in God also but that doesnt mean they’re going to heaven…again JUST SAYIN…i wish the best for you all…

  12. Lola

     /  November 28, 2012

    Great options for people who have no idea what to write about!

  13. May Cantu

     /  November 27, 2012


    Public schools can’t teach religion in the first place. Where are these people getting this from & i quote “I think it’s rediculous that schools are taking religion out of schools. I think this part of the reason the younger generation are disrespectful and rude. -BK”
    Anyways.. public (free) schools never teach religion in the first place you should be more specific when saying ‘all these school taking religion away from the instructional classroom’ because there are PUBLIC SCHOOLS(the majority&free) VS. PRIVATE SCHOOLS. I believe that schools are meant for enhancing: social skills, develop thinking skills, and overall education!! All this is preparing children with what they need for their future jobs.. i’m not saying religion is bad, but it doesn’t really pay the bills. It is okay for parents to nurture their kids with morals & religion at HOME. So that THEIR kids can grow up to the beliefs they were brought up, but when it comes to school.. you go there to learn and become a successful person who is knowledgeable. Students can practice their beliefs elsewhere or if the parents really want to strengthen their ‘ways’ they can pay with their own money for a PRIVATE school. I would go on, but this should suffice.
    Thanks, May.

  14. tiff

     /  November 15, 2012

    good questions

  15. kaleb

     /  November 15, 2012

    Cool site 🙂

  16. joshua elliott

     /  November 14, 2012

    all of these topics are great

  17. joshua elliott

     /  November 14, 2012

    all of these topics are good

  18. what do people think of #53 and #54????

  19. It is awesome because I’m school doing this lol

  20. I think it’s rediculous that schools are taking religion out of schools. I think this part of the reason the younger generation are disrespectful and rude. That and parents not being allowed to spank their kids. Kids need a consequence to fear, getting a lecture or getting sent to their room is not an effective way to discipline. I smack to the mouth for back talk, or a butt spanking will do the trick. I don’t condone beating your kids, but when they need a spanking they should get one.

    • Well ur mean!!!

    • ChyLee

       /  November 20, 2012

      Religion shouldn’t be taught at schools unless its a religious school. No one should have to learn about something they dont believe in. and im sure your generation was as disrespectful. you just choose to conveniently forget about it. i see it happen all the time to suit someones purposes. i even do it sometimes. and parents are aloud to spank their kids. they are aloud to discipline them as long as they dont leave a mark. its not illegal.

      • Christian

         /  January 5, 2013

        Well, then evolution and science shouldn’t be taught in public schools.

        • Random smarta

           /  January 13, 2013

          Evolution and Science arn’t beliefs, that’s why they’re taught in schools. Science is knowledge of the world obtained through observation and experimentation, teaching Science (of any kind), is simply teaching facts accepted with overwhelming evidence, for example, the Water Cycle. While I agree it’s important for kids in schools to learn about religion, I think they should about many different religions (as opposed to only Christianity), like Hinduism, Buddism, Judaism, and many others. Again, learning is different than practicing, and ultimately the choice belongs to the parents of whether they want their child to learn about other religions, but Science isn’t a choice to not learn, because it is not a belief.

  21. I liked it

  22. Suzy

     /  November 13, 2012

    I have a speech contest coming up, and I have np idea what topic I should do…………………………
    Can somebody give me a easy topic!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?

  23. Elin stenström

     /  November 13, 2012

    hello my name is Elin and this is my favorite page!!!

  24. Brittany

     /  November 12, 2012

    I was thinking about the parenting license one myself. I think that license should be required before giving birth. I state this because too many parents these days are drug addicts, too young and irresponsible, and abusive in more ways than one. I think that if you can not pass certain written and hands on test that show that you have good caring skills and good morals, then you should be able to keep your child. There are way too many people out there that cant have kids that would love too take care of one and make it there own.

    • Jigar

       /  November 29, 2012

      then again we go back to the idea of abortion. is it right to get abortion or not. so i would be with the idea of parenting license but its would be super hard to control it. we cant stop someone from having kid.

  25. Thinker

     /  November 6, 2012

    if america had less religion than we already have, we would have imploded and fizzled out a long time ago…. just sayin

  26. J-M4N

     /  November 5, 2012

    its dang annoying my teacher ” o hey guys we gonna b working with persuasive essays for 2 months!” Thanks a lot for you’r work u helped me a lot with topics 😀

  27. cory

     /  November 4, 2012

    these are the 101 worst topics for persuasive essays.

  28. Austin

     /  November 1, 2012

    Some of you really need to work on your sentence structure and gramatical errors. These errors take away a lot from your arguments. Thank you 🙂

  29. jessie

     /  October 31, 2012

    THANK YOU!!!!!! had to write a persuasive essay for enhanced English. this was extremely helpful

  30. Mr. Bluck

     /  October 29, 2012

    Thanks Mr. Morton. I teach persuasive speaking and when students were asking about topics, I projected this list on the board and let them look over it. It helped students get the “gears rolling.”

  31. Paco Sanchez

     /  October 29, 2012


  32. Am

     /  October 28, 2012

    I think you didn’t understand what Aaron wanted to say. What he meant was that those students, like him, that are non-religious, shouldn’t be forced to learn about religion at school. I’m non-religious too and I don’t need to believe in god to have a life in peace

  33. JC

     /  October 25, 2012

    NICE! i like it a lot, but #21-student athletes getting honor roll-this would add to their tight schedule already(studying and games.) O and could you give me three good points on either 65, 70, 73, or 78? these really stand out.

  34. Jayden Smith

     /  October 18, 2012

    great website! so many useful ideas! i love this website! i wanna marry this website! <3

  35. Louis Styles

     /  October 18, 2012

    Wow, this is a really useful website! i have used many of you ideas, and showed this website to all of my friends 🙂 good job!

  36. MarineMan

     /  October 18, 2012

    Ok im going to say this but if u are agianst oversea military operations u r an idiot

  37. Ping

     /  October 17, 2012

    I was wondering if you can give me 3 arguments about “The separation of classes between boys and girls(number 21)”. I have experienced some in the Asian system where they separate their students, and the outcome of it a few would actually live normally( meaning they would know about adolescences) and few go crazy just to explore(if you know what I mean).
    Thank you.

  38. Ashleigh Ivy

     /  October 17, 2012

    Wow, thanks! I have to write a persuasive essay for school and I was having trouble thinking of a good topic. Thanks so much. 🙂

  39. Johanna Booms

     /  October 17, 2012

    Thank you so much for creating this list! I use it all the time in my class.

  40. Quenton fowlkes

     /  October 17, 2012

    Thank good topics but what are some good topic on hunting???

  41. Elle

     /  October 17, 2012

    I have a couple questions regarding Should People Have to Get a License to Become Parents?
    How would you go about it to get a license?
    And what would be some supporting points?

    Obviously this topic will open a lot of doors for wandering minds, but how would I narrow it down?

    Here’s an intro I put together, if you can reply back your opinions.

    Seeing, hearing, and witnessing from social networks, news media, and experience when it comes to child abuse (verbally or physically), I believe that not everyone should be allowed to have kids. Why? Some people aren’t cut out to be a parent. Everyone who is considering giving birth to a child should talk to medical professionals (doctors and psychologists) before they are even able to conceive. Both the man and the woman should be tested for any mental illness, in case they are … A background check should be run for both … Any records of domestic violence should decline that person’s request of having a child.

  42. elle

     /  October 17, 2012

    My name is Elle, and I don’t fully agree/disagree with #49 Should people have to get a license to become parents? How would I go about it to even start an essay to this topic. And what would be some supporting points? And how would one go about it to purchase a license?
    I wrote a rough draft for an intro, if you can reply back your opinions.

    Seeing, hearing, and witnessing from social networks, news media, and experience when it comes to child abuse (verbally or physically), I believe that not everyone should be allowed to have kids. Why? Some people aren’t cut out to be a parent. Everyone who is considering giving birth to a child should talk to medical professionals (doctors and psychologists) before they are even able to conceive.

    I also want to write about bullying being that it’s posted all over social networks. But what’s there to argue about? Most people would agree to end bullying, so there leaves no kind of argument.

    • Karny

       /  November 7, 2012

      It’s not about arguing your case to end bullying, but to just persuade them, the school or even the government, to take action against cyber-bullying NOW. And not wait until another case comes along where the victim feels death is the only escape. You could say something about how the bullying that happens at a school is being prevented by the school/school-board but not enough is being done to prevent cyber-bullying, which is a serious issue because of the fact that it’s online. You could start out by say something about how we’ve made progress in technology and explain a bit about social networks and how others can see your personal info, type messages to you from halfway across the world and type lies or slander that can’t be erased. With the technological progress there’s little privacy left and not just that but these cyber-bullies have the advantage of anonymity and so there’s no fear in them that they’ll be caught. They’re online-predators who care little for anyone but themselves and find satisfaction in hurting others and will go to the extent where the victim can’t handle the misery, humiliation and pain any longer. They won’t stop, not until the school or better yet the government gets involved. Add in whatever else you feel is missing; these are just a few of the things I believe should go into a persuasive essay about cyber-bullying if I were to write it. Hope that helps. Actually, writing this helped me since I have to choose a topic for a persuasive essay as well. I guess I’ve chosen it. Anyway, I gotta go write an essay. Let me know if any of this helped. 🙂

  43. really love it hay do you guys agree that the cookie monster was changed to the veggie monster cause i dont he was around for so long i mean why did they have to change him to the veggie monster i think i know why the cookie monster was apparently teaching the kids to eat a lot of cookies anyway the parents complained but i dont agree with that cause who was buying them for the kids da the parents great site by the way

    • kayla

       /  October 23, 2012

      completly on the parents you cant give your kid cookies and be like “cookie monsters fault” definatly .. STUPID people always are going to critisize everything though

    • J-M4N

       /  November 5, 2012

      wow bro he isn’t doing anything with the bible to u so chill everyone has different opinions and that isn’t something to b ashamed of so pls keep your filthy comments to yo self tool XD

    • J-M4N

       /  November 5, 2012

      wow bro he isn’t doing anything with the bible to u so chill everyone has different opinions and that isn’t something to b ashamed of so pls keep your filthy comments to yo self tool XD.

    • Fetus-Devourer

       /  November 30, 2012

      It’s nice to know you had a decent education. Lovin’ those run-on sentences!

  44. Stevie

     /  October 14, 2012

    Just started from the top reading down! Your topics are excellent, but somewhat boring!! Then the religion comes in…………. THE biggest cause of hate and violence and war in the world! If there actually is any God, I’m sure she’d be outraged at the thought of the judgement and disgust her followers impose on their children! Why is it not acceptable to so so many people to allow others to make their own decisions and have their own regrets without having to refer to a book of which the interpretation is manipulated to suit.

  45. aaron

     /  October 11, 2012

    i believe that anything to do with religion should not be taught in public schools, yes some people who believe in god would love say say there shit to themself everyday, but for those like me who do not believe, will just sit there and either tease there peers or feel forced to say there prayer which is wrong. to be taught something that there is no factual proof is rediculos

    • JM

       /  October 22, 2012

      OK Aaron, everyone has the right to believe in what they want, so if kids want to pray and isn’t harming you, you don’t have to harm/tease them. Teasing does not make you cool, maybe it does to you and your friends, but in others eyes it doesn’t. You can choose not to believe in stuff that you think there is no evidence for or believe in someone you can’t see, but please don’t harm/tease those who don’t agree with you. What they say is very real so it’s not just crap. And don’t feel forced to do something just because everyone else is, that is peer pressure and is not right in any case. I hope and pray though that you might come to find and accept God, and that he will let you know that he is always with you no matter what, he still will love you no matter how many bad thing you do, he is always there, and even though you might not get what you want from him he knows what he is doing, I hope and pray for you Aaron that we may meet in Paradise/Heaven, please comment, i would love to hear back from you!

    • Jesus

       /  November 12, 2012

      so is it all right to teach evolution in school all the time but just a hint of me and you devil worshipers get all crazy, I MADE YOU show some respect

      • OrcaEss

         /  November 20, 2012

        Okay first of all: “devil worshipers”? Really? Jesus was accepting, not condemning.

        And second of all: Evolution is based on FACT. The fact that things change over time, and that things adapt to their surrounding, are you really going to deny that? Religion is based off IDEAS. The whole thing about religion is that NOTHING can be proven, not a thing. Sure there are some things unexplained in this world that COULD point to the existance of God, but that doesn’t mean it does. I think religion was created as a way to point fingers and claim land that isn’t yours, but of course, we may never know if that’s true or not. Believe what you want to believe, but don’t condemn others for their own beliefs.

        P.S> When I WAS a Christian, I believed in Evolution. You don’t have to completely knock one if you believe in the other, let people believe what they want to believe.

        • against evolution

           /  March 11, 2013

          OrcaEss you are wrong ,evoltion is based on theory!! Scientists find some facts ,find a pattern ,and call it a theory and there isnt proof that evolution happened.theres is proof that GOD created Earth and us.

      • A Name

         /  November 30, 2012

        Ok, first “Jesus”. If you’re trying to convince people to look at religion in a good way, you probably shouldn’t call yourself God and the nonbelievers “devil worshipers”.

        • Imaginary Writer

           /  December 4, 2012

          I agree. Jesus was accepting, not condemning. If you think that just because people don’t believe in God and the Holy Trinity are Satanists; then you are not even clos to resembling the man that you worship. I am a Christian and the whole concept of the religion is to be the embodiment of the Holy Spirit, not to condemn those who don’t believe. That is all.

    • Ricky J

       /  November 14, 2012

      so science shouldn’t be taught in school either. Science is based on theory which i will define for you as:the·o·ry   [thee-uh-ree, theer-ee] Show IPA
      noun, plural the·o·ries.
      a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: Einstein’s theory of relativity. Synonyms: principle, law, doctrine.

      IE. a theory is not proof! get your facts straight.

      • Realist

         /  November 26, 2012

        When youre taught about science youre told they are theories, “Einsteins THEORY of relativity” . No one says the theory of god . Its told to be fact.

      • Anthony

         /  December 1, 2012

        You’re a complete idiot. I’d recommend looking up what a theory means in science. Go to if you’re actually interested in what’s true. Evolution is a fact. Nearly every scientist working in the field regards it as true. There’s countless pieces of evidence for it. I’d suggest actually reading a book if it’s not too much for you.

    • Sandra

       /  November 15, 2012

      I agree with you Aaron. I don’t beleive in ‘god’ yet my parents force me to go to confirmation and lead a life that says that I believe in god and really don’t.


         /  January 1, 2013

        it’s ok sandra

        talk to your parents about it but don’t tease other people.

    • OrcaEss

       /  November 20, 2012

      I have to dissagree with you aaron. I’m not personally a Christian, although I once was, but I believe religion should be TAUGHT in schools. Emphasis on taught, only because the way you are saying it is like they are shoving it down your throat. Religion is a huge thing to learn about because of the many things it has started such as wars, movements, and many other significant things in history.
      We should learn about it, and people should worship who/what they want to. But just because others do, sdoesn’t mean you have to fall into peer pressure or tease them for it. That’s just completely ridiculous. If you feel the need to tease someone for there beliefs, get ready for an angry mob doing the same to you.
      And for you Religionists: “Do others as they would do unto you” I believe that’s a main rule for many of you. So in other words let us believe what we want and we’ll let you do the same.

    • Fetus-Devourer

       /  November 30, 2012

      If religion were to be taught in schools, I don’t think one would be forced to pray. The key word here is TAUGHT, not PRACTICED. Just because you learn about the religion doesn’t mean you have to be forced to practice it too.

    • Landfish

       /  January 17, 2013

      If you get taught religion they dont mean that you’ll have to take part in there rituals and stuff, you’re teacher would tell you about there religion, what thier beliefs are, what thier practices are. In Canada we do this. My teacher assigned me a religion (Islam) and I had to reaserch it. Others had to reaserch a Christianity, Judasim Budddhism etc. Just because I reaserched Islam dosen’t mean I’m now a Muslim. I think it is good to know about others religions because everyone you meet will have some sort of belief, wether they are Athiest or Christian it’s good to know what they belive in.

    • Landfish

       /  January 17, 2013

      And also, what makes you think it’s okay to teach evolution in school if not religion? You would feel uncomfortable praying in school? How do you think religous kids would feel bieng forced to deny there own god!!! You wouldn’t want to practice other’s religions in school,but, well Athieism is your religion, and you’re saying you are fine with your religion bieng taught in school but when it comes to other’s religions it is wrong. That is absoulutley idiotic!!!

    • Logan

       /  January 28, 2013

      Aaron, you seriously need a grammar lesson.

    • jo bob

       /  January 28, 2013

      I agree

    • jenny

       /  January 29, 2013

      I don’t think this is right, let people believe what they want to, but the way you are saying it is wrong also, they should def teach something about it in schools , but be more open to everything , not just one religion, so I have to dissagree with Aaron.

  46. i have to write these essays for six weeks 9/17-11/2 , 11/3 is my birthday

  47. jasmine

     /  October 10, 2012

    >>>>These topics are so “Helpful” to me…Thanks to you who made these topics:)

  48. David

     /  October 9, 2012

    I am going to share this website with my college speech teacher. She is having us partner up and have each partner look at one side and we try to persuade. I know it is a weird way to do things but a lot of the topics you, Mr. Morton, have decided to put here would be great for this so I would like to thank you for being brave to through your ideas out on the World Wide Web. Finally for you who like to argue the topics-this is a website to give topics not whether you think they are morally fit to be on here as Derek said: everyone is entitled to their opinion and not everyone’s opinion is the same. You should give props to Mr. Morton for publishing his ideas so that everyone can use his ideas to recieve a topic and just remember don’t argue when angry, staying calm gets more respect from the audience. Once again thanks Mr. Morton! 🙂

  49. correct

     /  October 8, 2012

    Abortions are not a sin,if the embryo could not come out into the world and live on its own then it is not a baby or a human yet,so abortion by 3 months is just fine.Mind your own business.

  50. hi

     /  October 8, 2012

    why couldnt you put more canadian based issues?


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