Nationally, for the first time in 2015, deaths from heroin overdoses alone surpassed deaths in the United States of America by firearm homicides (New Jersey). In 2015 New Jersey lost nearly “1,600” people to drug overdoses. On January 10, 2017, Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey gave a heartfelt speech to a group of intellectuals and the to people of New Jersey about the mistreatment of the disease known as addiction and what we can and will do to treat it. Christie uses a clear antithesis to show his message that addiction is a cruel and brutal disease that will stop at nothing to infect everybody (Arco). To make sure his words are burnt into the viewers mind he uses: frequent tone change and practices comforting, but controlling …show more content…
Chris Christie uses frequent tone change to portray his emotions to help the audience relate and therefore making the new information they are presented easier to chew. Christie begins the address with a very appreciative tone as he repeats, “Thank you, thank you very much,” over and over again. He goes on to discuss statistics and taxes in New Jersey with objective and formal tone and gives you the sense that there is something later on in the speech that he is more passionate about (spoiler alert: there is). Towards the middle of Christie’s address things start to intensify when we see Christie bringing up personal examples from a close friend in the audience named Pam. Pam had a son (whose name is not mentioned for privacy reasons) that battled addiction since he was sixteen years old …show more content…
One of the most important to his strategy is when he connects addiction to the education system (New Jersey). Christie believes that if there is a spread of this disease schools will be negatively affected and kids will not be able to learn because they’re coming to school high. This, according to Christie and his research would damage all children and eventually make the disease even more widespread. Connecting the education system and children to addiction is crucial to his address because it makes people think about their own kids and how they would feel in the situation that their offspring overdosed on a drug. Christie uses this tactic to influence the viewers into wanting to take action against the disease. If the viewers want to take action, then there is a fairly good chance that when Christie takes action they will standing behind him and willing to support him. After all, all they have to lose is their own flesh and
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Dr. Patrick Miller gave an amazing and interesting speech on the issue of the Confederate flag and monuments. The presenter went through the history of what the Confederate flag once stood for and how it became a symbol that affects minorities today. I really like how he was able to relate everything that was occurring in modern times. Something that surprised me is the vast amount of monuments that are still stand to this very day. Dr. Miller told the audience the great lengths people have gone to remove anything that is related to the Confederacy, for example, the many schools in the south were renamed after Obama since they were originally named after Confederate fugues, such as: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis.
In senator Rand Presidential speech, his main idea is his vision for America. In his presidential speech he use the three rhetorical appeals logos, pathos, and ethos. “ I have a vision for America, I want to be the return of prosperity, a government restrained by the constitution.” Senator Rand tells what wants to do for America. He wants to make America better with his vision.
As elaborated by Katelyn Newman, in her article ¨A Personal Look at a National Problem¨, the opioid epidemic in America is both severing family relationships and resulting in widespread suffering. In the aftermath of the historic increase of prescription drug abuse in the United States, as well as the opioid epidemic being deemed a national emergency by President Donald Trump, Newman brings to light the true impacts the crisis is having on the United States. By generalizing the population, expressing her words in a solemn tone, and through alternating between narrating and informing, Katelyn Newman calls all americans to be conscience of the opioid epidemic, and the effects it is having on the relationships between people within the United States.
The speaker’s voice was extremely effective because she was outspoken and passionate about the subject she was speaking about. She maintained very good eye contact with the audience throughout the speech and asked questions to get people involved. When she would make a joke or get excited about something she would vary her vocal range and get louder, she told us that the reason she is so loud is because she was from New Jersey. Friedman did not move too far away from the podium, she leaned on the side of it for the majority of her presentation. It was clear to see that Friedman was passionate about sexual assault and violence.
Losing a battle to illness is devastating and utterly heartbreaking. With addiction, it is quite often that people fail and fall into their old habits. Others simply don’t want to be sober. In How to Help Someone with an Opioid Addiction, published by the Chicago Sun Times, the author lists ways for friends and family members to assist in the process of sobriety. But, what if it doesn’t work?
In the 1970s the United States entered the era known as mass incarceration, the byproduct of the drug war. The War on Drugs changed how society handled drug dependency, diverting the problem from public health to criminal justice. Since the Nixon administration, the political stance on being tough on crime has resulted in various laws and policing practices that heavily criminalized drugs to point in which the prison population in the United States increased from 300,000 people in 1972 to 2.3 million today (Barish, DuVernay, Averick & DuVernay, 2016). The epidemic of mass incarceration corresponds to a variety of public health issues such as mental illness, increased violence within society, increased incidence of addictions, and increased incidence of chronic illnesses (Drucker, 2013).
Opioids Today Undoubtedly, the addictive nature of opioids has generated immense controversy in both the medical community and population of the United States. During the last decade, the increase of people addicted to opioids has grown steadily, among them; you can find ordinary people but celebrities, athletes and soldiers thus charging many lives in their path. Despite this, it was not until after several months of political pressure that the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, declared in the middle of 2017 those opioids are responsible of a health crisis in America. The history of the nation shows that with the passage of time, similar crises have appeared that are now experienced, but that despite this, they have not
I. Importance: As American deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise in the United States, the nation is faced with a public health crisis so profound that in October 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a national public health emergency (Merica). President Trump’s declaration came after numerous studies indicating the danger opioid addiction posed; for example, a 2016 study entitled “Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths—United States, 2010-2015” claimed that drug overdose deaths “nearly tripled during 1999-2014,” reaching a startling high 52,404 deaths in 2015 (Rudd, et al). These statistics are more than just disturbing revelations regarding the opioid crisis; they are evidence of a serious problem that is rapidly affecting the lives of more and more Americans every year. Death by overdose is not the only public policy concern, however, as millions of Americans are also addicted to prescription opioids.
Robert Kennedy’s speech was given during a campaign rally in 1968, he broke the news to a crowd of supporters that MLK had been killed. This speech was analyzed through a PDF copy of the text. The purpose of RFK’s speech is to inform the audience of MLK’s death, create a sense of comfort and calmness. RFK includes a quote from the poet Aeschylus
“Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you 've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured - and they overcame them.” (Obama 6) In the speech Obama had presented at the graduation class of 2013 at Morehouse College, he wants them to remember their struggles and be able to overcome them to do what is right.
Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.).
Introduction Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general. Background: Over 50 years ago, on March 7, 1965, now known as bloody Sunday, segregation was still prevalent. At the time it was not allowed for blacks to vote at the time.
The U.S drug epidemic is becoming increasingly out of hand. There were nearly 60,000 deaths in 2015 alone, do to drug overdoses.(How Many People ) This statistic can not go un noted. If a solution to this crisis can be found, our roads neighborhoods and towns can all be made a safer place for all. But the problem does not stop there.
“The opioid epidemic has ravaged communities around the nation — deaths from overdoses now outnumber deaths from car crashes” (Spencer). This quote from a recent New York Times article provides some evidence towards the idea that the United States of America is sprawling with addicts hooked on drugs so widespread, and with no segment of the population more susceptible to them than young adults. The same drug prevention policies and punishments have remained in place at the federal level down to school systems, despite evidence of this growing trend towards usage. Therefore, the changes should occur starting with the group most at risk: children. Schools persist to be locations to buy, sell, and even use illicit materials, but now in greater
Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s Victory Speech Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the US on November 6, 2012 from Chicago, Illinois. This paper will throw light and analyse various elements Barrack Obama is using to portray his political ideology to audiences through his speech. I intend to focus on the rhetorical effects of the speech. By using various form of rhetorical tools such as Tautology or Anaphora, President Obama gives a speech which focuses on the idea of American life such as the American dream, American promise and the future.