Speech : Importance Of Freedom Of Speech

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Topic/Title: The Importance of Freedom of Speech

General Purpose:
I want to inform my audience
Specific Purpose:
I want my audience to understand the importance of freedom of speech.
Thesis:
Freedom of speech is important because it allows new ideas to surface, encourages the development in social relationships to prosper, and it permits for the truth to prevail.

Introduction

A. Attention getter

There is a famous written saying that adheres to the attitude of every important figure throughout world history, “I disapprove of what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This statement allows all individuals to say and be who they wish to be in our society today (Hall, 1906, p. 199).

B. Credibility statement

Growing up in American I have been surrounded by an aspiring and ideal society, which pushes forth the idea that we are all equal. I, myself, have come to understand the basic foundation of this significant human right and have been able to apply it in various aspects in my own life due to the courageous figures and events in history, literature, and philosophy, that I have come by.

C. Thesis statement

Freedom of speech is important because it allows new ideas to surface, encourages the development in social relationships to prosper, and it permits for the truth to prevail.

D. Preview of main points

I will begin by discussing the new ideas inspired by freedom of speech, secondly I will discuss how it encourages development…

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