4 Debate Topics
and Simple Branded Outlines

Debate topics plus arguments and reasons on adoption, trial by jury, freedom amendment, and flu shots to construct your own persuasive presentation essay or forensic session:

People in their 50s are too old to adopt children.

Main Point I Seniors could suffer a poor health when they get older, and thus a lower level of vitality.
II Older parents ar mortal, kids realize that.
III Children can be embarrassed of having older parents than their classmates.
IV When graduating, some parents could be in their 70s ...

Trial by jury is not objective.

I Individuals who are summoned to jury duty are not objective. (This argument generates a lot of debate topics in itself)
II Selection process often is a political correct procedure influencing the verdict.
III Saves money but brings no justice.
IV Antidemocratic institution because members are no elected representatives.
V Risk of voting in favor of the popular public opinion instead of legal perspectives.

And two other debate topics samples:

The Freedom of Speech Amendment must be applied to internet communication.

("Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Speech topics on amendments are favorite I know by chance ...)

I Civic internet journalism can be seen as press too.
II Social networking sites are platforms that can be used to assemble and to petition lawmakers.
III Global free flow of information surpasses any form of monitoring and surveillance.
IV The Supreme Court should apply the protection print media have on internet communication, because print is becoming "old" media, and internet already rules the world.

Flu shots are necessary for risk groups.

I First, give some info about the most general three influenza viruses: H3N2, H1N1 virus, and the B virus.
II How they are choosen and monitored international.
III Riskgroups and why they are called like that:
  1. Children from 6 months up to 19 years;
  2. Pregnant women;
  3. 50 years and older;
  4. Chronic medical patients;
  5. People in nursing homes;
  6. Health care workers;
  7. People who live with at risk persons;
  8. Parents with kids younger than 6 months.
(The selection process could be a subject for other debate topics too.)
IV Simply to help them avoid getting the latest flu.
V Build up immunity for long lasting protection.