Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals
Department of Homeland Security
Children of Illegal Immigrants
Mexican Illegal Immigration
Social Services Funding
CO2 - carbon dioxide
Scott Pruitt (Trump EPA commissioner)
Gun control - Political
Gun Control - Legal or Laws
Assault Weapon Ban
National Rifle Association
Department of Justice (DOJ)
"Powers and Duties"
|The future of Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court "Powers and Duties"
Privacy Laws Bill of Rights
Laws and Legislation
Pro-Choice, Anti-abortion, etc.
410 U.S. 113 (1973)
The 2018 Mid-term elections
The mid-term elections being held on November 6 will probably be the most important election you will face in your lifetime. Voters will be going to the polls to decide the future of several issues that will affect everyone in this room (except me; I’m too old; nothing will have an effect on the rest of my life). I am hoping that this assignment, in addition to satisfying the research requirement of the course, will help you to understand the issues that will be affecting you. To that end:
I have come up with 10 major issues, listed below, that will be debated, discussed, and decided in November: In no particular order...
As you look at these issues, you will see that they all take the form of an argument: that is, each issue has a “should” or “should not” element to it. Here is your assignment:
NB: Almost every print periodical has an on-line version. If, for example, you consult the New York Times, you can buy it on the newsstand or access its online edition. This will satisfy the “hard” source requirement.
Oh, by the way...
The paper you hand in on October 8 is only half the assignment...
You must then consult 6 additional sources (3 and 3, as above) and argue the OPPOSITE position. So, if for example, you wrote that Roe v. Wade should be maintained, you now must write a paper that argues it should be overturned! That paper will be due on Monday, November 5...exactly one day before the mid-term elections!
Here is the format for the paper...