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Unformatted text preview: I. Name: Andrew Medoro I I. Topic: Capital Punishment I I I. General Purpose: To Persuade IV. Specific Purpose By the end of my speech the audience will understand the moral misgivings and archaic barbarism associated with the death penalty. V. Organizational Pattern: Problem Solution VI Audience Type Assumed: Neutral VII. Proposition Type: Policy Introduction: I. Attention Getter: Two-thirds of the world currently has capital punishment abolished (Amnesty International), among the remaining third the majority of them are socially backwards nations with little regard for human life in general not just in the legal sense. I am speaking of course of the death penalty. I I. Thesis: The death penalty is an archaic and outdated method of punishment in the United States and the rest of the world. We have progressed to far as a race of individuals to allow such travesties and barbarism to occur. I I I. Audience Relevance: We are all currently eligible to vote in the United States and as such we have a responsibility to be informed of issues which affect our domestic and international policy. The issue of Capital Punishment is one of those issues, it frequently comes under challenge in our courts and legislative bodies and as such we as voters have a commitment to be informed and ready to make our own educated decisions. IV. Speaker Credibility: I consider myself one such individual I have researched the topic extensively, and consider myself an informed enough individual to formulate my own opinion as well as assist others in making theirs. V. Preview: Ever since the first written law code was established under King Hammurabi c. 1775 BCE the death penalty has been a prevalent form of punishment within human society. This showcases a lack of progress with regards to civil law over the last four thousand years. As two thirds of the regards to civil law over the last four thousand years....
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