Arguments of Fact
The earth orbits the sun.
When facts become arguments
does the Endangered Species Act save
Is it healthy to eat organic food? Fatty foods?
Is offshore drilling safe? Can we rely on wind and solar power to solve
our energy needs?
Factual arguments can challenge our
beliefs and lifestyles
Talking on a cell phone while driving is just like
listening to the car radio, right?
benign or despotic?
Factual arguments counterbalance
narrow or mistaken reports
Arguments of Policy
Your goal might be:
To defend an existing policy
To modify an existing policy
To replace a policy
To create a policy where none exists
Arguments of values
Good or bad?
Desirable or undesirable?
The penny is a costly and irrelevant
form of currency that needs to be eliminated.
Selecting an issue
Choose a topic of interest to you but avoid
one that is common knowledge or has been
exhaustively discussed already (unless you
plan to add a new perspective).