State’s Rights vs. Federal Oversight

State’s Rights vs. Federal Oversight

State’s Rights vs. Federal Oversight: Should the rights of individual states take precedence over the laws enacted by the federal government?

Please make sure it is not plagiarized grammatically correct, and follow all the instructions. Thank you! Appreciate it.

Paper 3

Kevin Szura

Rough Draft # 1

Topic 1: State’s Rights vs. Federal Oversight: Should the rights of individual states take precedence over the laws enacted by the federal government?

Thesis: The individual rights of states should take precedence over the laws enacted by the federal government, for many reasons which will be displayed using quantitive and qualitative data.

States should have the power to pass laws that disagree due to each state having different communities (liberal or conservative)
Marihuana laws: California Prop 14 vs Illegal federally
The detrimental uses and no medical uses of tobacco although legal
Proven studies of marihuana medical uses but still is a schedule 1 substance
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With state and federal disagreement certain states should have power over how they want to proceed.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/01/16/five-things-you-should-know-about-federal-and-state-marijuana-laws

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/yes-states-can-nullify-some-federal-laws-not-all

2. States have different views on subjects such as immigration. States with a high amount of immigrants should be able to govern as they see fit due to the economic impacts.

Large amount of immigrants in California cause for a huge percent of the workforce. Federal law under Trump administration went after immigrants which was detrimental to Californias economy.
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3. People living in different states have different ideologies Liberal vs conservative.

New York and California are widely recognized as liberal states and Texas is widely considered conservative. With over 320 million people in America states should be able to govern their constituents accordingly.
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This is an outline I did with some ideas and sources. If you decide to use any of these arguments is up to you. I just want the best paper possible.

Putting it All Together: An Argumentative Political Position Paper
The first two essays for this course focused on using qualitative and then quantitative data; for this final essay, you will combine all of these approaches into a position paper that presents one side of an arguable political opinion. You can choose one of the following topics or suggest your own; if you would like to choose your own, you must get your professor’s approval.

Topic 1:
State’s Rights vs. Federal Oversight: Should the rights of individual states take precedence over the laws enacted by the federal government?

Topic 2:
The Second Amendment and Mass Shootings: How can we balance the right of legal gun ownership with the stark reality of mass shootings?

About Paper 3

The goal of this essay is for you to convince an audience of moderate, independent swing voters, with a range of political positions, that your opinion on the chosen issue is valid and defensible.

Your essay must be focused around a clear and direct thesis and use a variety of qualitative, quantitative, and visual information to develop and prove that argument. Within the body of the essay you must address multiple sides of the issue and present your claims in a detailed and cohesive manner. You must use evidence to prove your claims’ validity, to refute counterclaims, and to show you are well informed about the various ways the issue has been argued. Your essay should employ appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos, but it should not rely fully on any one of these strategies. As well, your essay should draw on Toulmin’s structure of claim/evidence/warrant as it analyzes qualitative, quantitative, and visual data.

In total, the essay needs to reference the following resources:

At least 2 qualitative sources from reputable sources
At least 2 quantitative sources from reputable sources
At least 2 visual elements from reputable sources*
Your essay should be between 1,500 and 1,750 words (6-7 double-spaced pages – this word count excludes title/abstract pages, citations, references, etc.). Your essay should use APA format (including a title page, abstract page, in-text citations, and a reference page). Remember, your audience is moderate, independent, swing voters with a range of political positions; your purpose is to persuade your audience that your position is correct and that you have well-founded knowledge of the topic.

*Reputable sources include (among other things) peer reviewed work from academic journals or books, information posted by a university or college program, mainstream news sources (The Economist, The New York Times, BBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, etc–see the publications in the green box on this graphic), non-partisan research and policy organizations, and blogs connected to reputable organizations. If you are unsure if one of your sources is reputable, please check with your professor.

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