Naturally, the first step to writing any position paper is taking a position. Each has the power to generate debate, stimulate emotional response, and in the worst case scenario (which is usually Congress), to reduce a room full of reasoning adults into spluttering children.
Your position on these topics may say a great deal about you, your worldview, your personal sense of ethics, your cultural identity, and your emotional instincts.
On one end of the debate, some individuals of faith view this freedom as all-encompassing, which provides for the protection of any and all forms of religious expression, regardless of context or company.
On the other end of the spectrum are those who advocate for strong separation of church and state.
We also include links to key organizations on both sides of each issue. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads, in its entirety: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” One view is that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” is an individual right, not to be infringed upon by government regulation.
These should help you get started on your research. Many advocates of this view stand in opposition to any laws that would impact the ability to buy, carry, or accessorize any and all firearms.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Simply stated, this amendment protects every American’s religious freedom.
However, there is often significant and impassioned disagreement over how that freedom can and should be expressed in public spaces.
At the center of the abortion debate is a fundamental disagreement over a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy.
Those who identify as pro-choice view this choice as a woman’s right, not to be regulated by the government.