To persuade someone you will need strong facts, opinions of authorities and the main task is not to leave anything for doubts of your reader. All the sources should be reliable, valid, and up-to-date. As argumentative essay topics are always elaborated from current social interests and usually discussed in the political debates in the media. The topic itself can be also ethical, religious, social or political in nature. Your task is to challenge the audience to re-examine the values by altering deeply held principles providing new evidence and points of view.
Throughout history the state tried to limit the freedom of its citizens, to dictate its will to the ones who live under its rule; democratic transformations seemed to change this situation, people for the first time in history became safe, at least partially. Yet, it seems that the majority doesn’t actually like freedom. When the world’s governments began gradually impose the prohibitions and laws limiting freedom, the majority supported them. When the government bans gambling, they thank it for saving them from vicious extorters who made them spend huge amounts of money. When it forbids selling alcohol to underaged people, they thank it for saving them from immoral businessmen who make drunkards of them, etc.