5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Why Washington DC Should be a New State
"In my opinion, I agree that D.C. has a big enough population to become a state. I also agree that they could function well as a state and are capable because they already pay their fair share of taxes."
Dec 16, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Why Washington DC Should be a New State
"I agree with you that having DC becoming a state would increase public safety because they don't need to get permission from the president to deploy the national guard, so they can act faster. I agree, again, that it would be better because they…"
Dec 15, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Why Washington DC Should be a New State
"Personally, I agree with you that they have enough population to be able to become a state. I also agree that it could benefit many things for DC, like public safety and better representation."
Dec 15, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Why Washington DC Should be a New State
"I agree with you that DC should be a state because they can do things like vote in the Electoral Collage and has a representative in the House, even if they can't vote. I also agree that it can bring up discussion for adding Puerto Rico to the US…"
Dec 14, 2022
5Ben replied to 3Natalie's discussion Paper Straws/Plastic straws which is bettter?
"In my opinion, I would prefer to use plastic straws because I don't need to replace them, but paper straws are more environmentally healthy. I believe this because I know I wouldn't like the hassle of replacing my straws every so often. Paper straws…"
Dec 14, 2022
5Ben replied to 7Austin Spray's discussion Should the U.S Government regulate prescription drug prices
"In my opinion, the government should definitely regulate prescription drug prices. Nowadays, drug prices are grossly inflated. For example, drug manufacturers make insulin for around 6 dollars, yet companies can sell it for hundreds of dollars. Many…"
Dec 13, 2022
5Ben replied to Abram 7th's discussion Christmas Trees, Artifical or Real?
"Personally, my family and I have an artificial tree that we put up each year. In my opinion, I think an artificial tree would be better, but I haven't had a real tree for Christmas, so I don't have the experience with them. I wouldn't be opposed to…"
Dec 13, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Why Washington DC Should be a New State
"I completely agree with you, and giving the citizens and local government representations could do a lot of good for everyone living there. By doing this, it would increase public safety by having them being able to act quicker without needing…"
Dec 13, 2022
5Ben posted a discussion
Washington DC is a federal district  in the United States where George Washington set its borders. Virginia and Maryland both gave land for the capital, and the capital has many problems. It is the only democracy in the world with no voting…
Dec 13, 2022
5Ben replied to 7Drew's discussion Should Harlan have early outs every week?
"In my opinion, I would not want Harlan schools to have an early out every week. I feel this way because there is a required time for students to be in school per year, and giving them an early out each week would make students have to go to school…"
Dec 13, 2022
5Ben replied to 2Madison Thompson's discussion Should teachers get a pay raise?
"In my opinion, I believe that teachers are underpaid. The fact that they go to college and pay for their job, while a highschooler can just get a part time job and make about the same amount per hour as teachers is insane. Teachers also put more…"
Dec 12, 2022
5Ben replied to 3Malcolm's discussion Should We Have To Do Forum Post?
"In my opinion, if we were to get rid of forum posts, it would be replaced by something else, which might be more time consuming. Because we need ways to get points to solidify our grades and they give some leeway for how good we do on tests, we need…"
Dec 7, 2022
5Ben replied to 3 Weston Reisz's discussion Is The Meat-Packing Industry a Hidden Monopoly?
"In my opinion, I believe that it is a hidden monopoly. I feel this way because independent cattle producers do all of the work and pay for the costs of growing the cattle, while the four corporations just have to buy them and sell the food for a big…"
Dec 6, 2022
5Ben replied to Kayden Erwin3's discussion Legalization of marijuana
"In my opinion, I believe that if cigarettes are legalized in the US, then marijuana should be legal too, but I still think that it can cause health issues. I feel this way because it is estimated that more than 8 million people around the world are…"
Dec 6, 2022
5Ben replied to 2Anthony's discussion Will Cryptocurrency Replace Money?
"In my opinion, I doubt that cryptocurrency will eventually replace money. While many have cryptocurrency, I believe that most see it more of an investment than actually money that they will use. Because the government creates the money, it is…"
Dec 5, 2022
5Ben replied to 8Cheyenne's discussion Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?
"In my opinion, women should be able to serve in combat roles if they are willing. If they are capable and can pass the physical test, they why shouldn't they be able to join? Because men are generally stronger than women, the requirements would be…"
Dec 5, 2022
5Ben replied to 2Marcela Guerrero's discussion Shooting at Club Q, Colorado Springs
"In my opinion, I believe that their poor mental health was one of, if not the biggest, reason that they did this. I feel this way because he was showing signs of violence with the bomb threats with his mother. Whether he was bias-motivated or not, I…"
Nov 29, 2022
5Ben replied to 7Lukas's discussion New semester test schedule?
"In my opinion, I believe that we should keep the old schedule instead of using the new one. Open campus for lunch allows students to be independent and plan their schedule if they are going someplace else. Personally, I feel that longer passing…"
Nov 29, 2022
5Ben replied to 5EmilyL's discussion 8 Billion People, is it good or bad?
"In my opinion, the overpopulation is a bad thing for the future. Clearing out trees and a growing need for more fuel will increase even more, causing the world to be more polluted. It is possible that it could spread out the population more, but it…"
Nov 29, 2022
5Ben replied to 8tatum's discussion Roller Rink or Ice Rink?
"In my opinion, I would want an ice skating rink, but I realize that it would probably be too expensive. At the old town I used to live in, they had a roller skating rink to go to, so I would prefer an ice rink so I would have more variety However,…"
Nov 28, 2022
5Ben replied to 2Allyson's discussion Hair to clean up oil spills.
"In my opinion, I would donate hair to help clean up oil spills, but I would probably only donate the hair that gets cut at the barbers. Personally, I believe that local hair salons or barbers should donate to help the environment. Oil spills are…"
Nov 28, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Laura's discussion Controversy Of The Soccer World Cup
"In my opinion, I believe that the World Cup is controversial, and that it is more of a fact than opinion. Personally, I do not watch the World Cup because I just do not watch sports. I believe that this World Cup should be boycotted because it is…"
Nov 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 2 Zoe's discussion History of Thanksgiving
"Personally, my family and I do celebrate Thanksgiving. This year our family came to our house, and our meal consisted of turkey, stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes, potato salad, and pie for desert. In my opinion, I feel that stuffing is my favorite…"
Nov 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 7Daniel's discussion AI's are moneypits
"In my opinion, I believe that companies should stop investing in AI's. I believe this because although it is a great financial decision for the company, it can cause job loss. I feel this way because from a companies viewpoint, they won't need to…"
Nov 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Brody's discussion should the semester test be changed?
"In my opinion, I believe that we should keep the open campus schedule. Open campus gives us time to study before the school day or get much needed sleeping time if you stayed up late. Because of these benefits, it improves how students do on the…"
Nov 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 6Casey's discussion You Can No longer Drink At the world Cup.
"In my opinion, Fifa should probably has their reasons for banning alchohol and they should be able to have rules that they want to set. Even if it is an unpopular decision or a bad one. For me personally, I don't believe that it was a good decision,…"
Nov 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Maria's discussion Should female and male athletes be paid the same?
"In my opinion, I believe that male and femal athletes should be paid the same. I think this because it is just equality and fair. I also believe that the athletes should be paid based on the revenue the bring in. Personally, I do not watch many…"
Nov 16, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Grant's discussion Should we legalize the selling of Human Organs?
"In my opinion, I believe that America should legalize the selling of organs, but it should be regulated and a long process. I think this because selling organs can save lives, but the people who are selling them could be forced to or people could…"
Nov 16, 2022
5Ben replied to 3Caden's discussion Should the legal age to drive be lowered to 14?
"In my opinion, I do not believe that the driving age should be lowered. I believe this because giving free-roam to younger, more irrisponsible people, could cause more acccidents or they could abuse their power. I do, however, believe that if 14…"
Nov 16, 2022
5Ben replied to 8Bailey's discussion Should school days be shorter?
"In my opinion, school days should not be shorter if they will just add more school days to the year. If this weren't the case, I would want shorter school days. This is because there are certain times in school, like study hall or WIN time, where I…"
Nov 16, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Addison's discussion Is a vegan diet really healthy?
"I do not believe that vegan diets are healthy unless you use suppliments and vitamins, which probably wouldn't be fun to take every day. Personally, I won't go on a vegan diet, but if I try it I won't go on it for more than a week. I understand that…"
Nov 15, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Lexy's discussion Drug addicts: Do they need help or punishment?
"In my opinion, I believe that drug addicts should be treated and punished. Punishment is a big deterrent for people using drugs and taking away that punishment could actually increase the amount of drug addicts; however, I also feel that treatment…"
Nov 8, 2022
5Ben replied to 3Spencer Fink's discussion Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?
" In my opinion, I believe that Pit Bulls should not be banned. In today's world, pit bulls have a bad reputation and bias against them, yet in my experience, little dogs are usually the ones that aren't behaved because they can get away with it. Pit…"
Nov 8, 2022
5Ben replied to 3Mylee's discussion Should Iowa Smoking Age Be 18 Or 21?
"In my opinion, I believe that the smoking age should be 21. I think this because this could prevent people from getting addicted to smoking when they are still young adults. I feel that people are still developing at age 18, so allowing them to…"
Nov 8, 2022
5Ben replied to 2Dixi's discussion Which Is Better: Marvel or DC?
"In my opinion, Marvel has DC beat on the movie front, although I believe that DC has much better comics, shows, and animated movies than Marvel. Not that DC doesn't have good movies, just that Marvel has many good ones, and a very good cinematic…"
Nov 7, 2022
5Ben replied to 3Reichan's discussion Vaccinating Pigs
"Personally, I eat pork, and I believe that farm animals, not just pigs, should be vaccinated. I feel this way because it is much better for the animals' health, and for the people eating the meat. Having animals catch sickness, and having unhealthy…"
Nov 7, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Izzy Swenson's discussion Should Students Have To Go Through Security Before Entering The School?
"In my opinion, I don't think that we should go through security. I believe this because it takes up students' time, which, as you said, could be used on something more productive. I think that having security should be used in schools with a certain…"
Nov 2, 2022
5Ben replied to 5/7Olivia's discussion Is Online Schooling More Effective than In-person?
"In my opinion, I would not take an online class if I had the choice. I believe this because, personally, being in a school setting gives more motivation to do the work. If you are doing online classes, it makes it easier to procrastinate. Because of…"
Nov 2, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Laura's discussion Year-Round vs. Traditional School Calendar
"In my opinion, I would rather have a traditional school calendar because during summer, you usually don't have to think about school for weeks/months, while in a year round school a two week break here and there would make them rusty when they come…"
Nov 2, 2022
5Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"In my opinion, I believe that agricultural classes should not be required in classes. I think this because having too many required classes can make students not be able to pick certain classes in highschool that will help them later in life because…"
Nov 2, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Alexa's discussion Should Students be able to Choose Which Classes They Take?
"In my opinion, I believe students should have a lot of control over their academic classes because it can keep them interested in classes and can make school better suited for that particular student. Personally, I will go to college to start a…"
Nov 2, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that life sentences could be a lost more money efficient than the death penalty."
Oct 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that this would not be very worth it in the long run because it would cost way too much and the US already has so much debt."
Oct 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that that life in prison without parole should be used for many cases that would have had the death penalty."
Oct 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that the death penalty could deter some from committing serious crimes; however, I don't think we should make it more painful because it would violate the eighth amendment of the Constitution. If we did this, some would most likely sue the…"
Oct 27, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that we should use the death penalty for very serious cases. I also agree with you that we should be certain that they have done the crime."
Oct 26, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that the risk of putting an innocent on death row wrongfully is way to high."
Oct 26, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that we should only put someone on death row if there is irrefudable proof that a person who committed an actrocity actually did it, that they should be put on death row. I also agree that it would be terrible that someone was wrongly killed…"
Oct 26, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I completely agree with you. If a certain case is bad enough, they should not be allowed to live."
Oct 26, 2022
5Ben replied to 5Ben's discussion Should the US Keep the Death Penalty?
"I agree that certain people like Ted Bundy should be put on death row; however, I do not think that we should be allowed to torture death row inmates. If we allowed torturing inmates, the government would most likely be sued for inhumane treatment…"
Oct 26, 2022
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