Third Party Presidential Debate Analysis

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In Jill Stein’s response to the fifth question, “Where do you stand on NDAA Section 1021?” (2012 Third Party Presidential Debate, 2012, 1:01:32-1:01:38), she clearly used vocalics, “vocal characteristics we use to communicate nonverbal messages” (McCornack, 2013, p. 233), when she stated the following, “It’s an outrage that 1021 NDAA was ever passed to start with. It’s an incredible betrayal of our civil liberties that the president has assumed dictatorial rights to put us in prison at his pleasure without charge or without trial” (2012 Third Party Presidential Debate, 2012, 1:01:43-1:02:07). When she first started speaking, the volume in her voice increased and you could tell that she was upset that this had ever passed. The way that she was speaking and her body language had clearly changed from her pervious responses to other questions and it…show more content…
Denotative language is, “the literal meaning of your words, as agree on by members of your culture, known as denotative meaning. Denotative meaning is what you find in dictionaries” (McCornack, 2013, p. 197). According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of tyranny is, “oppressive power every form of tyranny over the mind of man — Thomas Jefferson; especially: oppressive power exerted by government the tyranny of a police state. A government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler.” When he stated that this was the definition of tyranny (as he views it in this context) his is correct that that is the definition, the government using power over
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