Name: Brigitte M. Jones__________ Date:_11/23/08_______________________
Persuasive Speech Outline:
Topic/Title: _ Illegal Immigration
Purpose: To persuade the audience about illegal immigration.Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience about illegal immigrants wanting to better themselves and make a future for their families.Attention getter: Over the years, a dispute has arisen over the issue of illegal immigration in theUnited States. Although there had been an open door policy on immigration for manyyears before, today individuals have a different perspective on the situation.Preview statement: While the differences in the contradictory and racist immigration laws arerelevant, individuals should understand that “illegal immigrants” only desire to provide for their families, as well as, give their children a future, something that iseconomically impossible elsewhere, specifically Mexico.
I. Main point #1: Many individuals would agree that racism should be prohibited. It isnegative approach that only results in more controversy. The United Statesimmigration laws are inconsistent and racist. Does that mean they should beforbidden?A. Support for #1: “The United States was created as a nation of immigrantswho left Europe for political, religious, and economic reasons” (Katel404). They wanted to better their lives in order to have hope for afuture. An example of the inconsistency “[i]n the 19
In the early 1830s, when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was less than three years old, the Lord invited members of the Church to seek wisdom by study and by the exercise of faith:
“And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).
This is more than a simple exhortation to learn about the gospel. It is an invitation from the Lord to recognize that not all sources of knowledge are equally reliable. Seeking “out of the best books” does not mean seeking only one set of opinions, but it does require us to distinguish between reliable sources and unreliable sources.
Recognizing that today so much information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be obtained from questionable and often inaccurate sources, officials of the Church began in 2013 to publish straightforward, in-depth essays on a number of topics. The purpose of these essays, which have been approved by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been to gather accurate information from many different sources and publications and place it in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org, where the material can more easily be accessed and studied by Church members and other interested parties.
The Church places great emphasis on knowledge and on the importance of being well informed about Church history, doctrine, and practices. Ongoing historical research, revisions of the Church’s curriculum, and the use of new technologies allowing a more systematic and thorough study of scriptures have all been pursued by the Church to that end. We again encourage members to study the Gospel Topics essays cited in the links below as they “seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”