Examples Of Persuasive Speech On Death Penalty

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Attention Device: Have you heard of name like Timothy McVeigh, Ronnie Lee Gardner, Cameron Todd Willingham, or Ellis Wayne Felker? According to Death Penalty Information Center, these are the names of criminals who were executed because of their crimes in the United States. Timothy McVeigh is famously known as “Oklahoma Bomber” who killed 168 people.

II. Audience Address:

A. Now, I know that most of you don’t care about death penalty because I am pretty sure that none of us is going to commit a crime that makes us to end up on the electric chair.

B. Think for a moment watch a news about a murderer who killed 15 years old boy buried him under his basement right after he was released from a prison. What should we do to him, what kind of penalty does he deserve? This story was actually happened by David
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Main Point 3: Finally, I showed that capital punishment does not decrease crime rate.

III. Motivation to Action:

A. Criminals such as murders or terrorists might deserve death penalty.

B. However, still countless of people are imprisoned especially in third World countries. They didn’t get enough justice system and some of them are living in horrible conditions.

C. This issue about capital punishment is one of the most controversial issue around the world. If you got interested in this issue, you can visit Amnesty International and join the action to defend prisoners locked in Benin. Even though Benin government agreed not to execute them, these people are still in prison cells with the worst conditions. You can call Benin government thought this website.

IV. Memorable Device: Before I close today, I’d like to leave you with a quote I found, said by Martin Luther King Jr. “Capital punishment is against the best judgment of modern criminology, and, above all, against the highest expression of love in the nature of God”

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