Public Speech

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As you know, before the semester, I traveled to Harrisburg for a Presidential rally with a group of friends to experience the atmosphere and the people in it. When we arrived, the scene was hectic and I’ve never seen so many people at a rally in my life and I’ve been to a few prior (Obama/Biden). It was electric in that so many people were passionate about the country in a way indescribable. Minutes up to the rally you could feel the buzz in the air and then, the “USA, USA, USA” chants started to break out and most of the people, including myself had begun to get goosebumps. As soon as the President emerged from the curtain behind the stage, people just erupted and it was a nonstop cheer for him for at least 5-7 minutes. I’ve never seen …show more content…

He used the phrase “The Forgotten Men and Women” to appeal to the people who felt they didn’t have a voice under past administrations and that’s what really made people start to buy into him. Also, not forgetting how tough he was when talking about China and how they have been ripping us off for the last 50 years. He actually did not blame China for ripping us off either and instead he went at the past U.S. administrations for making such bad deals. I think If I remember correctly but, the day of this rally was the same day as the White House Correspondents Dinner in which he declined attending and used his message of the “Forgotten Men and Women” being more important. Also, around this time was the end of his first 100 days in office (“100 days of actions”–President Trump) and he really was boasting about the things he had done to improve the market, safety, and foreign relations. Moving into how this class can be used to look at the rally, I will focus on two major subjects we covered and they are Utilitarianism and Deontology. I’m not going to sit here and write you a book about what Deontology and Utilitarianism are but, what I am going to do is tie them into the rally and the things he said, including direct connections to the main social action of political fairness and freedoms. The two texts that I will be pulling from is Fundamental Principles of the

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