(Be sure you chose a subject you want to learn A LOT about, and that you can research, form a strong personal opinion on, and argue for all semester!)

  1. Is evolution just a fantasy, or is it how we got here?
  2. Can modern war ever be moral?  If so, what makes a present-day conflict a just war?
  3. Is physical intimacy between consenting adults of the same gender natural or unnatural? Why?
  4. Should prostitution remain a crime, or should it be decriminalized in the USA? 
  5. What should we do about America's trillion-dollar budget deficit?  Or is this not a problem?
  6. Should today's U.S. college students build a strong youth movement (like that in the 1960's), against war, tuition increases and other urgent social problems?  If not, why not?
  7. How can the personal, social and economic effects of racism best be eliminated  in the USA?
  8. Do men and women experience love in the same way?  Or are there significant differences?
  9. Are selfishness and greed good? Or are they bad?
  10. The Catholic Catechism warns that ""The deliberate use of the sexual faculty," alone or with another person, "for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose" and is gravely wrong. Is this judgment correct? Why or why not?
  11. Should employees always try to be content with their wages and loyal to their employers?
  12. Should America return to the gold standard? If so, why?  If not, why not?
  13. Should there be a constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for women? 
  14. Is abortion murder, or is it a woman's right?


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