My Opinion On Religion In Schools Roane State Speech Class Persuasive Speech

1449 words - 6 pages

W. Caroline Webb
Mrs. Hildebrandt
August 20, 2018
Persuasive Speech
I was sitting in my room, looking through the comment section of the momentum post of our topic selection, trying to find some inspiration for my persuasive speech topic, and something didn’t sit quite right with me. I came across someone’s topic that was “Should God be enforced in schools? Yes.” I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so much that I investigated this topic. Because of how intrigued and opinionated I was on this topic, I decided that I wanted to do the complete opposite of their statement, because I am extremely passionate about why we should NOT enforce religion in our schools. Now, I don’t want you guys to get the wrong idea, I have been raised in the Methodist church my whole life- even my mother works in a church. See this book? (Hold up Bible) Because of my upbringing, I have a deep understanding and appreciation of, and for, the Bible. Do I consider myself a follower of Christ? Absolutely, but I also consider myself an American, and with that comes the freedom of choice. In my speech today I am going to explain history, facts, laws, and personal experiences to testify why I feel the way I do, and why you should, too.
I feel like the reason that this topic is most prevalent right now, is because of the new Tennessee law that was recently passed that allows the display of our “national motto” in schools, particularly in places where it is very noticeable. Just to set the record straight, our national motto was “E Pluribus Unum,” which was thought up by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson right after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. It is still implemented in the design of the Great Seal of the United States. The current motto, “In God We Trust,” was developed by a much later generation, and was made the official national motto in 1956, at the height of the cold war, to “signal opposition to the feared secularizing ideology of communism. In other words, ‘In God We Trust’ is a legacy of founders, but not the founders of the nation. As the official national motto, it is a legacy of the founders of modern American conservatism- a legacy reaffirmed by the current congress.” According to Now, if the REAL goal of having this motto displayed in schools was TRULY about honoring a historical motto, they would have used “E Pluribus Unum,” which is way more inclusive, because the motto “In God We Trust” excludes any religion except for Christianity. Having that statement posted around schools will cause students to feel excluded, or discriminated against, when they should feel like they are a part of the total community.
This leads me to my second point, the Establishment clause. The establishment clause reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but...


Original Oratory Persuasive Speech - Speech - Speech

1532 words - 7 pages about during our school days. What we have to worry about as teenagers. Not, if I’m going to live another day. Not about the weird shy kid in your english class is going finally “snap.” We can finally just focus on school. And only school. If we keep things the way they are now we will have to worry about that weird kid. If My school is going to be the next one you see on the news. We will see more deaths like we saw at Columbine, Virginia Tech

State House Yard Speech On The Constitution

917 words - 4 pages James Wilson's State House Yard Speech on the Constitution was possibly one of the most influential and significant documents in the debate over the ratification of the Constitution. The speech took place on October 6th, 1787, during the Philadelphia Assembly, less than a month after the Constitution was signed. It was intended to nominate delegates to the next Pennsylvania Legislature, but instead, turned into a debate on the ratification of

Persuasive Speech Outline Template - High School - Speech

1092 words - 5 pages Persuasive Speech Monroe's Motivated Sequence 1. Hello, Today I am going to talk about the issue of Global Warming. a. Most of us when we here about Global warming we don’t consider that we are part of that. We are part of the reason why Global warming is happening. b. We hear people saying Global Warming is happening. But most of us don’t know what Global Warming is. Global Warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s

PERSUASIVE SPEECH Littering and Pollution - nimitz - PERSUASIVE SPEECH

929 words - 4 pages PERSUASIVE SPEECH OUTLINE Using Problem-Solution Organization Pattern TOPIC: Littering and Pollution ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN : Problem-Solution SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To persuade the audience that littering and pollution are dangerous and harm the environment and the air around us that we breathe every day.   PRIMARY AUDIENCE OUTCOME: I want the audience to join/support the nation wide organization that is taking action into helping the environment

Speech for a class that i need help on - CSULB - Speech

746 words - 3 pages standards others put for me. I need to be smart because stereotypes has marked me with a permanent maker stating I am smart because of my ethnicity. In Latin culture, their based on Catholic religion meaning they strongly believe in the bible. Meaning that the bible states men and women are suppose to be together not any other way or holes in the sentence. Women are looked at by they will only be praised if they become married to a good man, but we are power women just as powerful as a men.

Narrative speech for English 101 or speech 101 class . Narrative essay on a first date - English 101 or Speech 101 - Essay or Speech

522 words - 3 pages and then take her to the dance. Great plan, right? Of course, it was gonna be dope. Execution on the other hand? Well, far from that. So, it’s an hour before game time and I had no what my game plan was. I. I sat idle with a blank stare facing my closet. Okay, remember what you learned in middle school art class: complementary colors work best, right? I grab a pair of khakis, a baby blue shirt, and my all white low-top Converses . It’s not like I

Speech based on Gettysburg Address - English - Speech

849 words - 4 pages . Eventually the state of Illinois acquired it, where it's preserved at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a

Speech on Voluntary euthanasia

748 words - 3 pages circumstances they will end their lives, showing respect for personal autonomy. Pro-euthanasia supporters argue that neither the state nor the society has the right to insist that an individual who no longer wishes to go on living must do so. While suicide is legal, patients may be unable to bring about their death or may be fearful that any assistance provided by their family and friends will result in prosecution, as assisting in suicide remains an

Speech of sexism in advertisements - Gess - Speech

552 words - 3 pages Slide 1 Good afternoon, my name is Rayyan and I will be analyzing how sexism in advertisements has portrayed women and how it changed throughout the years . Sexism included advertisements dates far back as the 1950s and I will be presenting the sexist advertisements in chronological order starting from the 1950s to modern time. Slide 2 To start of, advertising may influence behavior through, seducing, shaping social reality, and simply creating

Why Elderly drivers should be restricted - Public Speaking - Persuasive Speech

1042 words - 5 pages Free ) leadership as a team captain / (2) to be determined and (3) to be a team player (move to left) I. Team captain I learned to be a good example / work the leadership outside activities A. Couldn’t slack off / result in our poor performance. As stated by Steinmen on the website “” last accessed March 19, 2014, a strong leader leads by example B. Used in my choir class 1. More sound or energy 2. Be motivated and work harder / Ms

geography, my opinion on indigenous life in toronto - ryerson university - reflection report

464 words - 2 pages Free Name: Golshid Riahi Student Number: 500711948 Subject: Reflection Report No. 1 On May 15th our class hosted one member of the Anishnabe community named Aqua Nibii Wawaskone. She is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, artist, and activist. She shared her experiences as an indigenous individual who has lived her entire life in Toronto. Similar to most indigenous people, Aqua also has gone through many issues such as addiction, homelessness

Speech for supporting a deserving candidate for student council. In this case my friend Sara khalid

417 words - 2 pages Free student council, I would like to brief you on her achievements.To begin with, Sarah is an Arien which makes all of us clear of her leadership virtues. This prime feature verifies her of having an easy control over her fellows which is necessary for any representative of a class. Sarah has always been gentle soul to everybody however she can aptly come into action if the need be.She has an absolute command on her language which helps her in not only

Stem Cell Research Paper on Why it should be - Assignment for Speech Class - Research Paper

1458 words - 6 pages Paul Pimentel Hannah Warren born in 2010 in South Korea 2010 with the inability to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own. Doctors there told her parents there was no hope and they expected her to die. Until the operation at a U.S. hospital, where a windpipe was grown from stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Paige Poppleton born in 2013 in Botswana with Cerebral Palsy was injected with

essay about sports in my country - speech and comunication skills - essay

1425 words - 6 pages I, Rosanna A. Medina De Castro, Legal Translator of the Dominican Republic, appointed by Resolution No. 2266-2003 issued by the Supreme Court of Justice, hereby certify having translated this document written in Spanish to the best of my knowledge into the following English version: Coat of Arms Ministry of Education Dominican Republic [CENAPEC Logo] CENAPEC Centros APEC de Educacion a Distancia, Inc. Recognized By Executive Decree 1308’71

Why Death Penalty should be abolished - Write a speech - Persuasive Speech

779 words - 4 pages them one. The expenses in a death penalty case include legal costs, pre-trial costs, jury selection, trial, incarceration, and appeal costs. For example, between 1982 and 1997, counties spent a shocking 1.6 billion on capital crime trials, according to Katherine Baicker in her article titled “The Budgetary Repercussions of Capital Convictions.” Therefore, all the murderers who can afford a great attorney usually get off with their crime. For