Public Speaking Informative Essay

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Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about how the Dutch go about in dealing with their social problem

Central Idea: When it comes to dealing with its social problems the Dutch do so with an attitude of tolerance and respect

Introduction:

I. Imagine the reaction if George Bush announced tomorrow that he was planning to legalize prostitution, marijuana, gay marriages and Euthanasia there probably would be uproar.

II. People would say he'd lost his mind, arguing that his plans would be nothing but a recipe for disaster possibly resulting in social anarchy.

III. Yet there is a country that not only practices these policies, but also has had huge success in doing so.

A. This Country is Holland and like any other
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D. Also the country's Municipal Health Services run free clinics where both women and clients can go get an anonymous checkup.

(Transition: This tolerant, pragmatic attitude towards prostitution is prevalent in how the Dutch deal with all its social problems)

I. Take Pot for example

II. I'm sure many of you have heard all about Holland's many coffee shops

A. But for those who know nothing about them. These coffee shops are places where people Can openly and legally purchase Marijuana.
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<li value="1"> They began about in the mid 70's but only really took off ten years ago, prompted by the idea that places selling marijuana and hash would help keep young people away from hard drugs.
<li value="2"> By getting it from these places, they are not exposed to sellers who peddle hard drugs.

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B. There are a total of 1,000 throughout the country. The government limits the number of

licenses it give out to no more than that number.

1. The rules are firm too, no more than 5 grams per person, no hard drugs, no alcohol, no advertising, no under-18 customers, everybody must show an I.D. if asked.

(Transition: While the basis of them legalizing marijuana is to try and reduce the possible `gateway' to harder drugs, There is sympathy to those who are addicted to hard drugs and the Dutch government still treat them with certain degree of tolerance)

I. Machal Zenden, a…