For this assignment, you will compose a well-written and thoughtful short-essay of 500-750 words in length (2-3 pages). Select and answer one of the four questions provided.

Format & Expectations

State your thesis, the answer you want to defend using at least three well-supported reasons embodying logic, reason, and research. Give possible objections to your arguments, answer these objections and restate your conclusion. Essays should include a Works Cited page following MLA Style. For grading expectations, please see the iRubric for this assignment in the Gradebook.


Submit your essay as an attachment within the Assignments area.

Due: Sunday, by 11:55 p.m., ET


Answer one of the questions below in a well-written, thoughtful essay:

  1. Do all arguments about abortion come down to the question of what is the moral status of the fetus? Explain.
  2. Agree or disagree with the statement, “the only proper context for sex given its nature is as part of a committed personal relation”.
  3. Agree or disagree with the statement, “there is no objective right and wrong because people never agree about what is right and wrong”.
  4. Psychological egoism is the view that all persons, without exception, seek their own self-interest. Argue for or against.

Chapter 9:

1. Discuss the judicial selection process for Florida State Supreme Court Justices. Is it a good system? Explain.

2. Compare and contrast the differing approaches to law enforcement outlined in the text. Broken Windows v. Community Policing. Which do you think is more effective? Explain.

3. Discuss the arguments for and against the death penalty. Are you for or against? Explain.

Chapter 10:

1. What is meant by “Eighty-Eight Thousand Governments?” And Where does Florida rank in terms of the number of governments? Which state has the most local government units?

2. Discuss “Dillon’s Rule” and “Home Rule Charter.”

3. Compare and contrast the “Mayor-Council” and the “Council-Manager” forms of government?

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