Why do some topics cause arguments and others just evoke a discussion? Two words - personal investment. When a person is personally involved in some aspect of the topic being discussed, they are more likely to present an emotion-filled argument than they would if they are only presenting or reacting to something they have read or been told.
Those who support tax fairness are looking for a more equitable distribution of the tax burden for individuals and corporations as well as increased enforcement of the existing tax laws.
Those who support abortion call themselves "pro-choice." They hold the opinion that it is a woman's right to choose an abortion, and her decision should not be mandated by a government or religious authority.
Those who don't support abortion call themselves "pro-life." They hold the opinion that life begins at conception, and therefore they see abortion as the killing of a human being.
Those who support animal testing believe that:
Those who are opposed to animal testing believe that:
Those who support legalization of medical marijuana believe that marijuana has been shown to be an effective and safe treatment for:
Those who are opponents of the legalization of medical marijuana believe that marijuana is too dangerous to be legalized. Specifically they point out that:
In 2015, 20 states considered legalization of marijuana for medical use; however, none of the legislation passed. As of February 2016, twelve states had pending legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Those who support mandating vaccinations believe that:
- whooping cough
Those who oppose mandating vaccinations believe that:
Those who support the current immigration policies and procedures point out that illegal immigration has benefits including:
Those who oppose illegal immigration believe that illegal immigrants: