Controversial Speech Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 23.07.2019
Updated: 10.04.2020

List of 118 Controversial Speech Topics

  1. Abandoning the requirement for a warrant for search ad seizures
  2. Abolishing the Electoral College
  3. Abolishment of the jury
  4. Abortion: Pro-life vs. pro-choice
  5. Abusing the right to sue
  6. Adoptive parents must legally allow biological parents to remain in contact with children
  7. Agnosticism can be simply defined as skepticism regarding theology.
  8. All athletes receive mandatory drug tests
  9. America should keeps its nose out of other nation’s problems
  10. Are guns dangerous or are the people using them dangerous?
  11. Banning animal testing and experimentation
  12. Birth control regulation and availability
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  14. Black Lives Matter vs. Blue Live Matter
  15. Breastfeeding in public
  16. Capital Punishment and Death Penalty: Barbaric or necessary?
  17. Censorship: We have a right to know
  18. College available to all
  19. Common Core: Is it helping or hurting?
  20. Corruption in Journalism
  21. Corruption on the police force
  22. Detention facility tactics used
  23. Doctors should be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana for severely ill patients.
  24. Double standard between men and women in the working community
  25. Driving age for teens
  26. Electronic voting: security and privacy concerns
  27. Environment in jails contributing to future crimes committed
  28. Ethics in medicine
  29. Financial protection for farmers against things like draught, and pests
  30. Gay Marriage
  31. Government bailouts of banks and financial institutions
  32. Governments ought to stop child labor.
  33. Gun Control vs. Second Amendment rights
  34. Harsher punishment for those found guilty of sexual harassment
  35. Hate crimes
  36. Health insurance companies should be refused to use genetic information of clients.
  37. High school grades are inflating diplomas / certificates.
  38. High taxation rates
  39. Higher education should only be accessible to good students.
  40. HIV tests should be available in drug stores like pregnancy tests.
  41. Holding charities accountable for donation allotment
  42. Home schooling is an effective education program for rural areas and long distance regions.
  43. Hummer buyers are sad people who over-compensate things.
  44. Hunting should be restricted to some environmental areas.
  45. Illegal Immigration: Restrictions and laws
  46. Immigration: Doing it the legal way is hard
  47. Improve the standards in nursing homes
  48. Insanity plea: Just an excuse?
  49. International satellite news broadcasting poses a threat to indigenous cultures.
  50. Is multiculturalism good for our society?
  51. It is crucial for women to develop a career before marriage and get kids.
  52. Labor Unions
  53. Legalizing euthanasia for patients with terminal illnesses
  54. Legalizing same-sex marriages
  55. LGBTQ Rights
  56. Live with your lover before getting married.
  57. Low morality standards in America
  58. Lowering the legal drinking age
  59. Mandatory spaying and neutering of pets
  60. Mass school shootings and the media
  61. National Deficit
  62. Nuclear arms control
  63. Nuclear power is a viable energy source for the future.
  64. Open adoption records
  65. Parents are to blame for unruly children in public restaurants and bars.
  66. People who have committed serious crimes should not help make laws for others.
  67. Pharmacists should be permitted to refuse to sell the morning after pill to underage girls after wrong dating.
  68. Political campaign finance reforms
  69. Prisoner’s rights
  70. Protection against medical malpractice
  71. Public access to personal health records
  72. Racial Profiling: Is there a place for it?
  73. Racism: Playing the victim
  74. Refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in some American schools
  75. Registering to be an organ donor
  76. Religious fundamentalism is a growing threat to our society.
  77. Removing children from abusive homes to be put in “the system”
  78. Restrictions on 1st Amendment Rights (Freedom of Speech)
  79. Salaries of professional athletes vs. salaries of military men and women
  80. Seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws
  81. Sex offender notification
  82. Sex offenders should be castrated.
  83. Shall-issue laws for concealed carry permits make states safer
  84. Should capital punishment be outlawed?
  85. Should the president govern the nation by a set code of ethics?
  86. Slacktivism: actions performed online in support of political or social causes
  87. Small universities are more human than big universities. Big universities operate like factories.
  88. Stop farm subsidies.
  89. Stricter penalties for those found guilty of animal cruelty
  90. Stronger child pornography laws
  91. Student loan debt
  92. Students should spend the whole day on studying and not on outdoor team sports activities.
  93. Students who download copyrighted music education should not be prosecuted.
  94. Stuttering causes self-acceptance and self-esteem problems.
  95. The benefits of First Nations casinos
  96. The government should pay for all healthcare services.
  97. The impact of mandatory minimum penalties in federal sentencing
  98. The importance of the school prayer at early childhood education institutions.
  99. The minimum wage and its impact on employment
  100. The minimum wage only should be at a level in which a person can survive.
  101. The morality of hunting
  102. The music industry is mafia-like controlled and therefore the CD prices are high.
  103. The overuse of mudslinging in political races
  104. There is still a glass ceiling for women.
  105. Tobacco regulation
  106. Tougher laws against discrimination
  107. TSA overregulation in airports
  108. U.S. intervention in Iraq
  109. Using spanking for discipline
  110. Using torture as an interrogation tactic
  111. War on homelessness
  112. We need medical experiments on humans.
  113. We should have gun control that outlaws firearms with high-capacity magazines.
  114. Why women have less wealth and how to fix it
  115. Wild life safaris are orchestrated adventures for the happy rich.
  116. Will world peace ever be obtainable
  117. Working in night-shifts costs you at least ten years of your life.
  118. Workplace dating is wrong.
  119. Zero tolerance gun laws in schools

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