Federalism and Constitutional Debates

Regulation of commerce

Religious freedom

Free speech

Privacy rights

Equal protection under law


Select one of these topics for this assignment and create a hypothetical personal opinion article (op-ed) for your local newspaper. In this op-ed, you must take a position supporting or opposing the issue you select. Even though you will be choosing a side, you must discuss both sides of the argument and then provide a logical argument why your position is valid, credible, and should be supported.


Your paper should be organized into the following sections and should:

Introduce the position.

Discuss the argument in support of the position.

Discuss the counter argument to the position.

Evaluate the merits of the argument and explain why it is valid.

Conclude and summarize the main findings.


The paper must be four to five pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must utilize at least three scholarly sources.

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