Where can I find a good topic for a persuasive speech?

I don’t want you to do my homework. I just need a good topic to start my speech and I don’t something about abortion, capital punishment or drugs. It has to be a 5 minutes speech and tutor said we have to take a firm position on it.
Can someone give me a good idea for a persuasive speech? Thanks you all in advance.

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  1. See these topics for a persuasive speech just from the top of my head. I hope it helps:

    1. Does social media make us happier?
    2. Should all printed textbooks be replaced with ebooks?
    3. Should teenagers be allowed to have plastic surgeries?
    4. Are cell phones in elementary school a necessity or a luxury?
    5. Should owners be responsible for their lost dogs?
    6. Do teachers need some kind of dress code?
    7. Should drunk drivers lose their license for at least 2 years?
    8. Is it a good idea to allow kids to drink alcohol in their homes with their families for the first time?
    9. Should lie detectors be used all the time in the court rooms?
    10. Should parents or doctors make medical decisions for kids?
    11. Should using genetically modified products in food be illegal?
    12. Should the USA end most of their peacemaking operations abroad?
    13. Is early puberty the main reason for the rise in teen pregnancy?
    14. Should the government donate to poor regions instead of sponsoring the space programs?
    15. Can the car sharing incentives solve the problem of traffic jams?
    16. Do we have to pay for downloading music from the web?
    17. Should colleges support Wikipedia?
    18. Is there such a thing as a ‘white lie’?
    19. Should end of life patients have an unlimited access to pain killers?
    20. Do students who are paid for good grades have a better GPA?
    21. Should placebo treatment be used in healthcare more often?
    22. Should the Chinese language be a mandatory class in college?
    23. Is hard rock bad for a listener’s self-esteem?
    24. Should developed countries have a one car per family policy?
    25. Can human cloning solve some of the healthcare issues?
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  1. When I was in college, I wrote a speech about why capital punishment is an absolute necessity for serial killers and child abusers. Teacher like my speech very much. Since then I am not afraid of public speaking. Thank you very much indeed.

    lor lor
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  1. Some oldie but goodie:

    1. Do schools have the right to search students’ lockers?
    2. Adoption by a same sex couple is better than no family at all.
    3. Violence on TV should be censored.
    4. Curfew hours for minors can reduce violence.
    5. The violent lyrics of ‘gangsta rap’ should be censored.
    6. The movies script writers should be responsible for their influence on the youth.
    7. Talking on the phone while driving should be illegal.
    8. Boys and girls should study in separate classes.
    9. College athletes should receive salaries.
    10. Civil unions should have the same rights as married couples…

    I hope you will choose at least one persuasive speech topic from the list above.

    somefork somefork
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