jennet (jennet) wrote in thequestionclub,

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Help! :) Okay I have to debate an issue in my english class and I am not too concerned about my grade - I've gotten an A on everything I've turned in so far, but I'm still wanting to do a good job. It has to be about 8-10 pages and it has to be about a convroversial topic in the media today. I was thinking about writing something about freedoms - the freedoms we enjoy, the freedoms they are trying to take away from us, and the freedoms we abuse. That would tie in a lot with security today - how the government is basically trying to make us more "secure" by sacrificing some of our liberties.

My problem is that I don't have a very clear decisive opinion - I don't know enough about the topic, though it's something that greatly interests me. Does anyone have any GOOD links to reccomend? They would have to be from reliable sources - news media, school institutions, reputable sources. Or any books I can get from the library.

The hardest challenge for me is picking a stance - I have to argue something, but what do I agrue? "The government is sacrificing our freedoms for the sake of security; in doing so they violate the very thing the country was founded on" is a REALLY big thesis statement. A little too big for me to handle in an 8 page paper. Does anyone have any reccomendations on a topic a little bit more narrowed down? Something having to deal with our freedom in america - I'm more of a libertarian than anything, to give you an idea. I'm just looking for something I can make a claim about, back up with good sources, and be convincing with.

ANY help at all is GREATLY appreciated!

and if you want to read the finished product... i'd be more than willing to share (but it won't be for another month or so)
Tags: politics, school
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