Persuasive speech topics includes the keywords and links to help you research the topic and build your persuasive speech and public speaking.
This is a work in progress list of persuasive speech topics with links and keywords to help research your public speech. In each topic, the keyword to search is in red.
For some, you will find comments to give you ideas on how to proceed with the topics for persuasive speech.
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With some topics below, there is only one side. This is because the other side is already an accepted practice.
Government and Law Persuasive Speech Topics
Health Reforms will help / hurt more people than we realize. Health reform, health reform debate
The FTC guides will help / hinder businesses and consumers. FTC Guides
The Asbestos Abatement Laws will help / hurt consumers (cost benefit vs risk) asbestos abatement
Animals should / should not have rights (more than current rights).
Government assistance should only be given to American Citizens? government assistance, citizens, non-citizens
Plea bargaining should be eliminated? against plea bargaining
America is not world's police force definition of police action
Income taxation should be eliminated
The Constitution should be rewritten and modernized
Internet Spamming should (or should not) be a capital offense
Junk mail should/ should not be banned second class mail
Note: Second class mail keeps regular mail prices down, keep advertisers, artist, printers and paper distributors to name a few in business. Eliminate second class mail and you eliminate a number of jobs and postal rates will continue to rise even more.
Governments should / should not censor material on the world wide web.
American workers should / should not be guaranteed a three-day weekend by law
American workers should automatically get three weeks paid vacation
American workers should / should not get more paid vacation time job vacation times, vacation policies, vacation policies around the world
Assault weapons should / should not be out-lawed
Owning firearms should / should not require registration with the government
A two-week waiting period should / should not be required for purchasing firearms
A psych evaluation should / should not be required of anyone purchasing a firearm.
A mandatory two-week cooling off time should / should not be required for anyone who purchases a firearm.
Weapons that can be converted into assault or automatic weapons should / should not be out-lawed
Juveniles should / should not be sentenced as adults? juvenile sentencing
Parents should / should not be held legally responsible for the actions of their children
Young people should / should not be governed by curfews to reduce crime
Mothers should / should not be required to stay at home to rear their children
One of the birth parents should / should not be required to rear their children
Three strike laws are / are not effective three strike laws
Mexican border fences are / are not effective Mexican border fence
The death penalty for murderers should / should not be abolished
The death penalty should / should not be imposed on juveniles
The death penalty should / should not be imposed on the guilty who are mentally ill
The death penalty should / should not be imposed on the mentally challenged
The death penalty should / should not be imposed on those claiming innocence by reason of insanity or mental defect
Convicted drug dealers should / should not receive the death penalty
Smoking in public should / should not be banned
The sale of human organs should / should not be legalized
State and local governments should not operate lotteries and gambling casinos
Gambling should / should not be allowed
Gambling should / should not be more tightly regulated
Gambling should / should not be outlawed
The U.S. should / should not remain in the United Nations
Government should / should not be sending people into space
Governments should / should not negotiate with terrorists
Terrorism can / cannot be justified
Negative advertising in political campaigns should / should not be banned
Immigrations into the U.S. should / should not be restricted
Note: Unless your a descendant of a native American, your family immigrated here.
Churches should / should not pay taxes
Federal funding for the arts should (or should not) be eliminated
The tax system is / is not unfair to middle-class and lower-income Americans
The Estate Tax should /should not be eliminated
The government should / should not use budget surplus to cut taxes
Funding for the arts should / should not be provided by tax dollars.
The US should / should not adopt a flat tax system.
The Presidency should / should not be limited to a single six-year term
Billboards should / should not be outlawed on interstate highways
Business should / should not be allowed to make unsolicited telephone calls to citizens This is how some make their living. Are arguing they should be put out of their jobs? They should get different employment?
Police should / should not be allowed to set up roadblocks to isolate and arrest impaired drivers
People should / should not have to wear seat-belts
Automobile drivers licenses should / should not include a new driver’s test every three years
Cell phone use in cars should / should not be banned
Cellular phones should / should not be legal to use while driving
Psychologists / psychiatrists should / should not testify on behalf of the not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity plea
All Americans should / should not be covered by a national health insurance program
There should / should not be a federally mandated basic health insurance program
Taxpayers should pay for therapy sessions for victims of violent crimes
Millionaires should / should not get tax loop holes
Athletes should / should not be allowed to use steroids
Steroids and drugs like dehydroepiandrosterone should /should not be legal for athletes (used in supplements)
Lawmakers need to pass tougher legislation on stalking
Bicycle riders should be required by law to wear helmets
Motorcycle riders should be required by law to wear helmets
Scientific experimentation on animals should / should not be outlawed
Everyone over 18 should have been given $20,000 and required to pay off a loan or buy a new car as part of the bail out
All home owners should / should not be required to use solar power within the next 10 years.
All businesses should / should not be required to have a green certification within the next 10 years
Education Persuasive Speech Topics
All students should (or should not) be required to learn a foreign language
College athletes should / should not meet the academic requirements to qualify
College athletes should/ should not be allowed to be paid for playing
paying college athletes
Performance enhancing drugs in sports should / should not be legalized for college students
Sex education should / should not be required course in all schools
Elementary school education should / should not be required to learn a foreign language
Sex education should / should not be taught in schools
Sex education should / should not be entirely taught by parents
States should / should not fund schools run by religious groups
Schools should / should not require their students to wear a school uniform
Universities should / should not have the authority to ban hate speech
College athletes should / should not be required to meet minimum grade point averages in order to be able to participate in their sport
Schools should / should not have mandatory drug-tests
Competency exams should be required in order to graduate from high schools
Children and teens should get education on the dangers of huffing (sniffing solvents and aerosols)
PubMed.org and type the keywords from above sentence
Should schools be allowed to teach creation along with evolution
Teachers should / should not have pay based on performance
Education on sex should /should not be required in 6th grade classes
All students should / should not be required to pass a competency exam before being passed from elementary school to junior high school
All students should / should not be required to pass a competency exam before being passed from junior high school to high school
Energy Persuasive Speech Topics
Solar power is (or is not) a viable alternate energy source
HHO (Browns Gas, Yules Browns Gas, Water Hybrid Cars) does / does not work water hybrid, run your car on water
Health Care Persuasive Speech Topics
Obama Care / The Affordable Health Care Act Should be Repealed (or is not sustainable, is unfair)
Online pharmacies are / are not a good idea because people can buy medicines with out a doctors advice
Nurses are / are not being worked too hard Research Nursing Working Conditions
Needle exchanges are / are not a good idea Research needle exchanges
Animals should / should not be used for scientific experimentation
Reiki is / is not a legitimate form of treatment
Complimentary alternative health care should / should not be available from doctors and hospitals
Health care professionals should (or should not) have annual infectious disease testing
Heroin should / should not be legal as a pain reliever for terminally ill patients
Acupuncture is / is not a valid medical technique
Before cosmetic surgery, patients should have required education of the risks
Chronic mental patients should / should not be housed in "halfway houses" or residences in the community /remote mental hospitals
Children and teens should get educated on the dangers of huffing (sniffing solvents and aerosols)
Everyone should have the right to receive health care with out blood transfusions (bloodless medicine and surgery advance transfusion practice, blood conservation techniques, NoBlood.org
Heredity does / does not influence on personality development more than environment
Experimentation on animals to develop medications should / should not be outlawed
The right to donate your organs or not should not pass to your family on your death
Note: at your death, your nurse or attending physician has to make a call and if viable, your family has to make the decision of giving your organs away or not, the choice is no longer yours.
POLST (Physician's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) should / should not be legal in all states (http://www.ohsu.edu/polst/)
People should be required to get education on the dangers of overexposure to the sun
Dogs and cats that are not being used for breeding should be neutered or spayed
CPR and first aid techniques should be required skills of everyone
Alternative remedies for are just as or more effective than traditional medicine for colds
Alternative health care is better / the same / less effective as traditional medicine
Cinnamon does / does not lower cholesterol. Studies swing both ways. Which is right?
Health care professionals should / should not be required by law to be tested every two years for HIV infections and AIDS along with TB
Employment Persuasive Speech Topics
The minimum wage should / should not be waived for adolescent and teens
The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Used in Employment is Worthless
Other Persuasive Speech Topics
The poverty line is / is no longer accurate The Poverty Line. What is it?
Porn should be banned
Note: Where do pedophiles get their start? How do they perpetuate their sickness. Although some make the art argument, when someone feeds their mind on this they become unable to look at people as people rather than sexual objects.
The suggested tip at a restaurant should be printed on the bill
Beauty pageants do / do not debase women
IQ tests are / are not valid measures of human intelligence
Airline Mergers: Should be trusted / should be busted Airline Mergers
MLM, Multi-Level Marketing, Network Marketing are / are not pyramid schemes.
MLM, Multi-Level Marketing, Network Marketing is / is not a legitimate form of marketing
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