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Posted on 07/16/2014 12:26:07 AM PDT by beaversmom
For my English 121 class I have to do a research/argumentative paper.
I don't want it to necessarily be about something like guns or abortion. I want something a little creative. It has to be something I can research. Something I feel passionate about (I know you all don't know what I'm passionate about, but I am passionate about conservatism). It doesn't have to be politically related/controversial, but those are the terms I generally think in. It can be something from the past or present. Also, I have to give the opposition's side.
Any serious/creative ideas, please post.
BTW, shockers of all shockers, my teacher is liberal. I don't think he will grade me harshly, though, for coming down on a conservative side of an issue. I think he will be fair.
Not that it matters really, but this paper will be peer reviewed.
The idea of social security, in general, would be interesting.
Thinking along the welfare line of thinking...maybe the school lunch program would be another.
Thoughts of the military made me think of the border situation. That could be another possibility.
Write about something most liberals consider to be an enigma, black conservatives. Why and how they became conservative and how they are treated by the left because they have chosen to be.
lol...true! A local talk show host here in Denver, Peter Boyles, has made that very point.
That would be an interesting topic to explore.
Another good one. You are great to brainstorm with.
Gun laws and racist past that lead to them converting our constitutional original meanings. Can go at state or federal level (or both).
My paper was on the planet Mars and some of the theories of its past history. I got an A+, with a note thanking me for coming up with an interesting topic he had never heard of before.
Pieces of S..T, all of them.
That reminded me. Teacher is always going on about the financial industry and the housing crisis. Never once has mentioned government involvement. I wish I had more knowledge of the issue.
Still issue today in Bama.... http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/07/shelby_countys_attorney_suppor.html#incart_river
Why not do a research paper on one of the classic works of conservatism?
Hayek, Friedrich A. THE ROAD TO SERFDOM.
Hayek, Friedrich A. THE CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY
Kirk, Russell. RIGHTS AND DUTIES
Adam Smiths famous 1776 work, THE WEALTH OF NATIONS
Maybe a book by Thomas Sowell:
Thomas Sowell, APPLIED ECONOMICS.
Thomas Sowell. RACE AND CULTURE
Thomas Sowell. VISIONS OF THE ANOINTED
Thomas Sowell. CONQUESTS AND CULTURES
Thomas Sowell. A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
Thomas Sowell. The Vision of the Anointed.
Thomas Sowell. The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny
Mark Levin, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
The best way to do a good paper is to start with a good, rich, full, robust book that has some kick to it.
Kelo vs. New London. The reason being that for a liberal prof this won’t ignite the kind of anger a topic like guns might. Kelo is a sympathetic figure. From a research standpoint it will be important to understand the majority decision and how it applied to the specific law in question, not just how it violated Ms. Kelo’s rights to property.
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